Arts & Crafts took over the property I resisted in for 5 years after the elderly landlord had sold. Arts & Crafts is a NYC based real-estate company that bought out the entire neighborhood when a new park was build nearby. During the 1 year of our lease that we kept with Arts & Crafts following this sale, they had failed to repair the elevator for a high-rise building for over 9 months, had over 11 L&I violations on the property, had poor communication with tenants, would break into apartments to do unnecessary renovations without any notice, had 3rd party contractors almost always on property that had compromised security by leaving the buildings doors, hallways, and apartment doors open and unlocked. During all this time, Arts & Crafts made conditions in the property so unbearable that most of the original tenants in the building had moved out. Those who choose to stay were all met with vacate notices with less that 60 days noticed during the holidays of 2018. This company violated several laws, and is responsible for outing an entire neighborhood to try to appeal to higher-bid renters and with new "luxury" apartments that are far from the case. Local business that didn't answer to their demands were shut down and only those that agreed stayed. Do not rent with this absolutely terrible company. The do not stand for any community engagement that they claim. Months late have failed to return the deposits to several former tenants including my self. This out of town company should not be allowed in Philadelphia and is directly responsible for gentrification happening all over this city.
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