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Donalda Tanks

Brooklyn, NY

  • 3.9
    Avg Score

  • Years Avg Stay
  • 2,270
    Avg Rent

  • Recommended
  • 3.0

    Responsiveness

  • 3.0

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  • 4.0

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  • 5.0

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  • 5.0

    Pests

  • 5.0

    Safety

  • 2.0

    Social

3.9

Scrutinized, harassed, and illegally evicted

Posted 4 years ago

Donalda Tanks is an unreasonable and menacing landlord. She requested quarterly inspections and we, the tenants, begrudgingly agreed, believing that she would just be checking to make sure everything (e.g., appliances) were in order. In reality, Ms. Tanks went through our belongings, and inspected the house for general cleanliness. While she stated that the house was "clean and tidy," about 3 days later, a camera was installed at the entrance to the house. When we inquired about why she had it installed/ whether it was due to a break in, or reports of break ins, she did not answer. Fast forward 3 months and we, completely out of the blue, receive eviction notices, claiming that we violated some occupancy rule because our partners slept over on occasion. She supported this claim, stating that she had gathered video evidence that our partners constituted occupants and that she found mens clothes in our things upon inspection. We had been perfect tenants: rent was always on time, we were very quiet, no parties, no breaking of the lease in any way...We did not receive the standard notice to cure prior to the eviction notice, which indicated to us that she was not interested in having a discussion or resolving any issue. She wanted us out, due to some anterior motive. She runs an air bnb on the 2nd floor and had strangers in and out on most weekends. Not only did this make us extremely uncomfortable, but it was also extremely hypocritical given that she claimed to be so flustered and enraged by our non-stranger boyfriends staying with us a few times a week, despite having their own apartments with their own leases. In sum, living in donalda's property is a mistake if you have any intention of feeling at home in your space, enjoying a sense privacy, or staying longer than 6 months.

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  • 3.0

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  • 3.0

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  • 4.0

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  • 5.0

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  • 5.0

    Pests

  • 5.0

    Safety

  • 2.0

    Social