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Graydon Manning

Tacoma, WA

  • 3.3
    Avg Score

  • Years Avg Stay
  • 1,850
    Avg Rent

  • Recommended
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  • 3.0

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3.3

A complete nightmare

Posted 4 years ago

Graydon was consistently unhelpful and untruthful with us. After three months of us living there he began changing what we were told would be additional storage space for us (a very rundown garage building) into two studio apartments, only feet away from our door, without any forewarning. The contractors he had took over our parking spaces and actively made it difficult/impossible to park in our spot after being asked and told countless times not to do so. They hammered on the side of our house in the mornings and were constantly on our property for a span of about 5-6 months with no regard for anyone who lived there. We have dogs and they would leave open box cutters all around the yard along with other construction debris and food trash. They dug large trenches all around our part of the house, covering them haphazardly with plywood and sometimes not even doing that much. There was a giant gap leading to the basement with no guard rail which was also dangerous. Only after we moved out did they put one in. When we went to look at the house we were told that they planned to fix up the yard and plant grass. The yard was littered with construction debris including glass and rusty nails, one which went through my shoe one day. They never once made a single effort to improve the yard. Before we moved in we asked about them fencing the yard, as $1850/month was ridiculous for the bottom floor of a house with no private yard. They said they were willing to "talk about it". Once we moved out they had a fence built. We had an infestation of sugar ants three separate times without any warning that ants may be an issue. We often heard rodents in the walls and brought this up and were told they would "work on it immediately", which they did not. They never sent anyone to look at it. There was a leak in our roof from the upstairs neighbors which even a plumber confirmed. Despite this, we were told this leak that was in no way our fault would come out of our deposit. We realized very quickly after moving in that Graydon is a greedy, money-grubbing person who doesn't care about his tenants. We decided to break the lease and leave rather than staying for the remainder of our lease, as we knew he would keep our entire deposit no matter what due to how greedy he clearly was. Graydon would keep our utility bill for months on end, ultimately dropping it on us and expecting prompt payment with no forewarning. One bill ended up being $700 because they waited so long to send them over. On top of that, they were splitting the utilities evenly between us and the upstairs neighbors which was a family of 4 while it was only 2 of us downstairs. This was not stated in our lease and was therefore illegal. Getting actual legitimate proof of the utilities that we suspected they were upcharging us on was like pulling teeth. They tried to send us emails typed out with the prices instead which seemed illegitimate. The contractors also hit mt brother's car which was parked in our driveway and then denied it. Nothing ever got fixed there, either. The contractors turned our electricity off with no forewarning on more than one occasion, once leaving most of it off for over 24 hours. I attempted to contact both Graydon and his agent about this repeatedly and got no response until aboyt 30 hours later. Closer to my move out date Graydon claimed that our rent for the month had not been paid and he threatened to evict us for lack of payment despite the fact that the rent HAD been paid on time. I sent him proof of this and he did not ever reply, not even offering an apology for his unacceptable behavior. Graydon would periodically show up and walk through our yard without any warning. We would absolutely never rent from him again and feel nothing but pity for anyone that does. I hope this review can save someone from renting from such a horrible person in the future.

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