Avoid Jim Lopesios properties at all costs. Horrendous landlord. Nothing gets taken care of and if anything breaks down it will be totally blamed on you. Cares about the most minute details like yards and shower curtains, but doesn't care that the property is up to code. If you live in one of his properties get out now before you get roped into more of a mess. Ants, mold, broken laundry room and fridge. All he wants is his money. That's all he cares about. AVOID!! Horrible human.
The property was falling apart left and right. Mold in the basement, horrible sewage smell, leaking pipes, washer and dryer practically knocking on deaths door, heat barely worked, the list could go on and on. Mr. LoPesio would put a bandaid over the issue and tell us to make sure we’re watering the bushes. He was also a fan of randomly showing up to the property without any notice. Just beware.
I would avoid Jim Lopesio at all costs. From the second we signed our names to the lease we had issues left and right. Things would break down or leak and it would be blamed on us and wouldn't get fixed. He is down your throat about your yard but couldn't care less that the inside property is taken care of. We had ants, leaks, mold, plumbing issues. DO NOT RENT FROM HIM!! He cares about his rent and nothing else. He expects you to take care of everything and then yells at you that about the lawn
The rent is cheap for a reason; repairs are rarely made and when they are it is done "on the cheap" and incorrectly; doors don't open/close properly, leaky plumbing was supposedly fixed but wasn't, outside light socket didn't work and landlord wouldn't replace, basement leaks badly in rain, apartment not repainted upon move in - bathroom peeling paint repainted once after an inspection but just painted over so now peeling again along with other rooms. Tenants are expected to shovel snow, salt and sand, rake and bag leaves, and weed landscaped areas. Landlord is obsessive about even the smallest weeds growing in landscaped area but allows lawn to grow to 6" between mows and weeds are rampant there. Garage is crumbling and leaks badly, anything stored there will be wet/extremely damp. Tenants are also expected to arrange for any repairs needed themselves and then be in apartment to allow repair people in. The only good thing about this property is the location; nice neighborhood central to many things in MSP.