We had a slight issue with our home in the beginning because it was a new construction. Adam and his wife were extremely involved and attentive. Helped us in any way they possibly could and followed up with the issue. They are super easy to contact and way more caring than most landlords.
I am every happy living in Adams building and would be happy to recommend to any of my friends to think about living here.
I had very little interaction with Adam after the showing. When there was an occasional repair needed, he addressed it. Got my sec deposit back minus a cleaning fee but admittedly I left it dirty. Overall he was exactly what I'd want from a landlord.
Adam is an extremely chill and understanding landlord. He normally responds promptly and is always willing to discuss any issues you have. He does his best to repair things within 24 hours. On top of being accommodating, he's very kind and genuinely cares about the well-being of his tenants. Even if you aren't the perfect tenant, he will always be patient with you. One of my favorite things about him is he's very honest and frank. Very lucky to have such an understanding guy as a landlord.
Probably best to avoid this renter. Upon moving into 2637 N 4th I was greeted with thick layers of dead bugs and dust as well as cigarette butts and the such in just about every single window sill in the unit. Not only that but my room had two large holes (1 unfinished electrical socket, 1 missing part of a floorboard leading to who knows where that gave mice easy access into my room). My bedroom windows were half spray painted because the paint job for the previous tenant was just a cheap spray over essentially ruining the screen and window. All of this was reported to maintenance and Adam more then once and it was ignored the entire length of the lease. To make things even worse Adam signed a lease with other tenants without telling us while we were in the middle of negotiations (his explanation being my roommate saying "hes not sure where he will be in 6 months" when asked about resigning 6 months or more before the lease was up). He then told us he would pull some favors to figure it out so its fair for everyone in which nothing what so ever was offered.....next thing I hear hes asking for back pay that he neglected to tell us we owed for 12 months. To wrap up this ordeal he couldn't even return the proper amount of security deposit back, he venmoed the wrong amounts then told us to sort it out amungst ourselves. I had a lot a hopes for Adam but after my experience and reading about others it may be best to avoid these properties in the future, Standard slum lord behaviors.
Definition of a slum lord, doesn't bother you much unless the neighbors complain and then you will get an accusatory text about leaving the trash out or something. Didn't have a renters license. Sends an email out to all of his tenants explaining he simply can't keep track of all the properties he manages so you have to let him know if you even have a smoke detector in your house. Similar with every single repair, you need to constantly remind him and it still won't get done.
Generally, Adam was a pretty nice guy throughout our lease term. On a few occasions he showed up knocking at the door unannouced, typically to address something about the common room or the outside of the house (multiple house mates, im sure i wasnt the only one he talked to) We had issues with cockroaches for the first 6 months, eventually the pest control maintenance worked, but then a year into our lease we started having mice regularly. Never were able to keep out, only manage with traps. Unfortunately the cost of living in a century old rowhome in north philly. My only major complaint would be Adam holding our security deposit when we moved out. The walls needed a repaint, and the carpet needed a deep cleaning or a generally rip up and put down, after 3 years of living there it would make sense these would be a cost of doing business. Instead, he took advantage of our naivety and held our full security deposit to cover these expenses, and we just went along with it because we didn't think we had a foot to stand on. We know better now. We were in no way the perfect tenants, but ive seen other people absolutely destroy their homes on move out. Holes in walls, doors off kitchen cabinets, windows shattered. All in all, we left the home as any reasonable college kids would.
I don't have any complaints with the establishment, it was everything that I could ask for a young adult moving out of my own. The landlord met with me after regular business hours In the evening to accommodate my schedule to view the property. The move In process was very easy and straight forward. I ran into personal issues shortly after I signed my year renewal lease and was worried that I would be stuck in my contract. The landlord was very fair and understanding as he went out of his way to help me rectify the situation so I wouldn't be renting a unit that I wouldn't be staying at. I would recommend the unit to anyone!
Place was filthy upon move-in. With all of the contractual nitpicking he does (in his favor) we expected some detailed oversight, not HUMMUS CONTAINERS UNDER THE RADIATORS and OLD BONGS ON TOP OF THE FRIDGE. No hot water in bathroom for 2 weeks upon moving in. Never fixed chronic leaking in one bed room ceiling. Worst maintenance "team" I have ever experienced. If you are under 25 with no kids and low standards and want a cheap place to live in Philly, knock yourself out. Families: do not bother. The best thing I can say is that he let us out of our lease early when he realized we required him to treat us with respect and dignity. *******EDIT: I have no idea how this strange algorithm came up with a "4.3" from the info I provided. Unless it's 4/10.
Our time in Philadelphia with Adam did not work out. We were a family (one child) and may have stayed if we were younger with no kids. Adam's refusal to get someone competent (i.e. not cheap) to fix a major leak and hot water in the bathroom (took about 2 weeks after move-in) was a big issue. There were many issues with our apartment, but most were chalked up to "get what you pay for". He agreed to dissolve our lease early after I found someone to take it over and we got all but $100 or our deposit back. If you need a cheap place and don't care about things being on the up-and-up, go for it. Otherwise, forget it.
Building was not licensed for 8 months. Upon move in, no mail service, internet/cable hookups. Building and apartments filthy with construction dust. Windows don't open without help from "maintenance" who are the sloppiest and laziest group of people ever. Nice infestations. No one who has moved out has gotten any money from their security deposit.
Did not have to interact with Adam very often. We paid the rent on time and any maintenance requests were handled. Getting the keys was easy and our move out was as painless as moving can be considering having to move. Graduated or would have stayed another year.