Thank god I dont live here anymore and can be open. I loved my neighbors, that is it. DO NOT BUY here. the building shakes btw 9-5 mon through friday once a day because of the salt mine blasting. HOA is not concerned at all and say they are not liable, home insurance does not cover foundation, and the mines were there PRIOR to building so they are not responsible. Several of my neighbors in my new city moved from Miramar after their home was destroyed by foundation problems. second problem are the snakes. they are everywhere and the hoa does nothing. I have a friend in next neighborhood over that lost her leg from a water moccosin. Third, the hoa is incompetent at best. they are unprofessional and charged me $300 for the dog I had and gave me a form that said registration fee was $100. Everytime I tried to inquire, I was yelled at, threatened by them, and even told they would physically assault me outside of the property. It is all on audio recording. Save your money it is a HELL HOLE
We left our unit on November 20th. Per Florida law, they had up to 15 days to impose a claim on our deposit. They sent a letter dated November 24th to my forwarding address with their claim. They would have then had 30 days from that date to get our money back to us. So December 24th. Well December comes and goes, and there is no sign of our $. I call, confirm my address, and am assured it is on the way. My roommate called on January 12th. They said it was in the mail and that it would arrive at my forwarding address no later than January 14th.January 14th comes and goes. No money. So I got the ball rolling with my lawyer, who sent a demand letter to Aventine.My attorney had them re-issue a check and I was FINALLY able to get our deposit back in FEBRUARY. MONTHS late.I truly believe had I not gotten a lawyer involved, that we would not have seen a single penny of our deposit. I have to wonder - and feel sorry for - any poor former residents on whom this crap has worked.
STAY AS FAR AWAY AS YOU CAN! I was a resident for 1 yes 1 month and the management agreed to break the 12 month lease. The apartment unit was in an unlivable horrendous condition when i moved in and it took going to the leasing office daily for them to try and do anything about it. Let me start in the beginning. I was promised free security alarm, free cable, and free gate access. the security alarm must be registered that s $50, the cable boxes were stolen from my front step and ended up costing me $60, and the gate access for 2 cars ended up costing me $80. ALL HIDDEN FEES! Next roving (profanity) poor security guards harassed me and my family on moving day because a U-Haul was parked in front of my unit, in front of my garage, not blocking the flow of traffic. The apartment had an unbearable pet feces & urine odor. There was pet hair and feces all throughout the garage. leaky sink, no hot water for 3 days, holes in the vanity room a next to mirrors (a great place to put hidden cameras), urin all over the master bathroom floor, toilet and tub, mold & mildew between the tub tiles, a broken and pulled out of the tub bathtub stopper, no AC for 2 days, no filter in the vent, very poor air flow from the AC vent in the 2nd (child s bedroom), missing screen door, broken/bent blinds, broken outdoor electrical cover, burnt out light bulbs, water damage on the walls and possible celling. I have more than enough photos to support all of this! I was suckered out of all the moving costs (in and out), administrative fees, application fees, hidden fees (previously mentioned), and 1 month of rent. I remain optimistic that I will get my security deposit back in less than 30 days of moving out of this (profanity) hole. Save yourself from my nightmare. I am seeking legal advice for all of other fees that Aventine kept (Breaking the lease was at no fault of mine yet I pay the price!)you can see photos at apartmentratings.com