The other 2 "good" "reviews" for dhcholdings very much look like shills (fake reviews). All of their "apartments" are cookie cutter, badly insulated, very badly managed places. They spend the least money they possibly can to make an apartment look acceptable and get Sunil to sell them to inexperienced Temple undergrads who don't know any better. For me, [PROS] the price was decent, space was decent and the water pressure was good. That is about it. Communication with landlord and very unprofessional maintenance guy is a headache. The maintenance guy Dave comes in whenever he wants unannounced and doesn't know what he's doing.
Nice generic good reviews after the detailed negative ones… The fact is Sherman Smith instructs low functioning stay-at-home local neighbors to do maintenance and clean his properties. The neighbor when I lived there would repeatedly enter my apartment without notice. When I left for a month in the summer, this neighbor let people into my apartment to auction off my furniture, while I was still leased and paying rent. I returned and found this out. I brought it to Sherman Smith's attention: He said "I know he did that, he said you told him to". I asked "Why would I have someone auction my stuff, and where did I put that in writing?" He responded that it was between me and the "maintenance" man. I informed Sherman that the man was functioning as an agent for his business with keys for entry, so it is DHC Holdings liability. Sherman responded "I'm an attorney, if you want to sue me, sue me" and hung up on me. Arrogant, unprofessional, and criminal business practice.
I have lived in both of DHC Holdings buildings, on 16th & 17th Street, for the past 3 years. The apartments are moderately priced and in a great location in proximity to Temple U. Any minor concern that I have had in the past three years, DHC Holdings has taken care of in a timely manner. I am currently thinking about staying at Temple for graduate courses and will definitely stay in my current apartment on 16th Street. "Tenants Beware", mice and insects normally come from nasty tenants that leave food out, do not clean their apartments (lack of home training) and are simply lazy. But the same type of tenant believe that the landlord should be responsible for "over the top" exterminating measures. The first floor tenant of my building is one of these tenants, because I have seen inside of her apartment a couple of times. I would definitely recommend a DHC Holdings property to Temple U studets.
I have had nothing but great things to say about DHC Holdings. When I have called to have something fixed it is usually fixed right away, sometimes that same day. I'm not sure where SMH lived, but my experience has been a great experience and I would reccomened it to TU students looking for a reasonsable, safe place to live.
This is not a bash session but simply the truth from a dissatisfied tenant. When I first moved in and the walls had not received a fresh coat of paint upon me moving in, which I believe is customary for new tenants. One week following my move in I noticed mold growing in my kitchen. It took a week for the landlord to respond. Two weeks later it came back worse. it took two more weeks before I received a response from the landlord. Multiple people in my building have complained about mice and insects, constant leaks and the list goes on. Nothing gets done unless you threaten to withhold rent. There have been multiple times when I as a tenant have been inconvenienced and forced to stay at a friend's house due to the living conditions and the wait time for them to resolve the issues. I could go on and on about the issues I have had dealing with this landlord. Just if you choose to deal with DHC Holdings or Sherman Smith be ready to have to more than pull teeth to get anything done.
When ever I need anything fixed, I have to bug the supers or threaten to not pay rent. When I did threatened them that I refuse to pay rent until my stuff was fixed, miraculously the super contacted me. When we spoke on the phone, he went on a rant about me not having things fixed in my apartment is not a valid reason to not pay rent. I have been having issues to have things fixed to the point where I feel like I am pulling teeth