I really enjoyed living in this apartment and found Francesca to be an understanding and caring landlord who worked to efficiently and thoughtfully address the minor issues that occurred while I rented her unit. The apartment, appliances, and amenities were all in great, working condition, and the unit was spotless.. The best parts of renting the unit were the spacious deck, ample parking, and Francesca's kindness that included holiday gifts and occasional samplings of her awesome baking.
We rented from Francesca Pileggi in Media Borough ( E 5th St) for a little over 2 years. At first, Francesca was responsive to issues that needed tending to. As the lease continued Francesca became extremely lazy, relied on her father to fix issues that needed immediate attention (he never answered in a timely manner. Once we gave our 60 days notice of moving out Francesca became extremely disrespectful to us. She lived above us and would stop so loudly at 12am-3am, run down the steps and throw recycling at 1am which was right outside my bedroom window. We never had a rent payment late or bounced checks. When we moved out we went through the move out checklist and completed everything she requested- even retouched paint and rented a professional shampooer for carpet. Per our lease Francesca had to mail our $1400 security deposit within 30 days of leaving the property. On the 31st day we received a letter that she was charging us $1200+ for repainting, missing door stopper (which was never there when we were renters), cleaning etc. We scrubbed the house head to toe for 9 hours... We reached out to her going line by line of her deductions and said she would give us $300 if we were to sign a GAG ORDER. We told her to keep her $300 obviously. I forgot to mention her Dad is an ex- Judge so she tries to use that “power.” Be careful renting from this woman she is a sad woman who takes advantage of people who take care of her unit.