1565 Madison st apartments is undergoing the dreaded process of gentrification. On 6/12/2014 This building was taken over by new owners , and new management. The new owner are the First Class Lodi.llc, and the new property management is The Apartment Group Inc. The intent was to meet the August 1st deadline where Oakland rent adjustment regulations change; these changes took some burden off the tenants financially, and allowed for more leverage.The transition of ownership and management has been been tumultuous, and chaotic. There has been a lack of respect for tenants and a disregard for what would be in the best interest of the tenants. There have been many incidence where tenants health and safety were jeopardized. With all of these incidence management and the owners have taken the position of denial of guilt , no surprise there.Many tenants, and tenant advocacy groups are fighting to prevent such practices from setting legal precedence in the city of Oakland. The primary goal of these investors is to maximize their profit margins, and see unrealized capital yields. Their priority is not aligned with improving the lives of tenants. The argument is they are apart of the community, and want to be apart of a great positive transformation in Oakland.If you are against this practice of economic displacement, please notify your friends and family, as well as your public officials that such practices will not be permitted. Many immigrants, seniors, disabled, and good hearted hard working people are looking at devastating changes in their life. Sadly the diversity of this area will quickly decline.
05/22/2015Lapham Company Property Management
I have been renting from the Lapham Companies apartment complex on Lagunitas Avn for the past year and have yet to have a negative experience. Never needed to request a repair so I can't speak to there responsiveness, but that's a problem I don't mind having. The landlord Rose and her husband live in the same building and I have never had reason to complain. I moved into an apartment with new carpet , new cabinets, new counter tops, and modern windows. I pay my rent on time, and have never been bothered by the property managers. Once ever other month or so will receive a note from the landlord letting me know that the water Will be hit off for a few hours or some other maintenance will be occurring during work hours, which is always fine for me. The building is safe and things are quite at night. Many of the people in this building have been here for 5-10 years. Overall clean, safe, living environment.
07/18/2013Lapham Company Property Management
I’m very happy with the cottage I am renting. My cottage has a large, updated, modern kitchen, hardwood floors, a claw foot tub, pretty rose bushes planted in the front, a private yard and was nicely painted upon move in. I wish they had put grass in the yard instead of leaving it as a dirt lot, but that’s a minor complaint as I was told we can landscape I however we want. There is a common laundry room for all the cottages too which is very nice.