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Drena Fairchild

Denver, CO

  • 2.9
    Avg Score

  • Years Avg Stay
  • 1,500
    Avg Rent

  • Recommended
  • 4.0

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  • 2.0

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  • 3.0

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2.9

STAY AWAY!

Posted 3 years ago

Drena K. Fairchild was the worst landlord I have yet to experience. She incorporates many things into her lease that contradict state laws, and typically only rents to younger folks in their twenties and sometimes thirties because she knows they often have less legal/financial resources to advocate for themselves. I lived on the premises for about 3 years with two other housemates, we always paid rent on time, kept the place clean, and even helped with maintenance around the building. Drena would often cycle between extreme apathy and fits of strange emotional outbursts (she lives on the premises). This includes things like randomly throwing all of our porch furniture and plants into the garbage because she suddenly decided that we were no longer allowed to have furniture on the porch, to things like yelling at tenants for smoking but constantly bumming cigarettes herself. My housemates and I left after getting bedbugs at the apartment and ended up in a legal battle that took over two years. We lost our entire security deposit because we had to break the lease. In the three years that I lived there I watched many tenants end up in legal battles with Drena and do not know of a single person that did not have to fight to get their security deposit back. Since the property is really close to the Auraria campus (like two blocks), she often rents to students that are already vulnerable for a number of reasons. If you are able to find other housing, I cannot express enough how horrible she was as a landlord. I have the letters, emails, voicemails etc. to prove it. If you do end up renting with her, RECORD/DOCUMENT everything. I mean keep everything as documented as you possibly can, and try to stay out of her way. Do not take her up on helping with maintenance for pay or reduced rent, because she may conveniently 'forget' that you agreed upon that and decide to go back on the deal. I think she is experiencing the onset of dementia and spends her time tormenting tenants as a primary source of social engagement. Wish I would have been able to read a review about her before ever living there.

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