Our apartment at 425 Mass in D.C. looked wonderful on the surface.
It initially appeared tidy, maintained and clean. After a couple of months however, my wife and I became sick with a series of increasingly alarming symptoms. We experienced everything from mental confusion to headaches and congestion to involuntary body movements and eventual episodes of loss of bowel and bladder control and more. It was awful, perplexing and life altering.
Before long, water randomly developed all over one of our bedroom floors. The overall problem began to reveal itself. There was mold under our carpet, in our ventilation system, in our walls and under our flooring from a leak in the sprinkler system. Equity KNEW it was there likely years before we moved in.
Maintenance had been pulling up the carpet, drying it out and taping in new patches of padding for ages. We found pieces of tape and padding where they had tried over and over to conceal mold, dry old carpet and "make do" while making residents sick along the way. In the end, several TOXIC molds - including black mold - were discovered in our apartment. WE had to pay someone ourselves (we were never reimbursed) to identify the problem, we spent months living in a hotel (WE paid for that too) and lost all of our belongings to toxic mold (no reimbursement there either).
Equity's dishonesty cost us thousands of dollars, ruined our health, ruined our credit and changed our lives forever. They lied at every step. They lied to us, to housing inspectors, to a city inspector and to our attorney - both in writing and in-person. I've since learned that this is Equity's culture of business.
They also have mold in buildings all across the country and have faced lawsuit after lawsuit for it. Please away from them in general and most definitely do not consider 425 Mass in D.C.
Review about: Equity Residential 425 Mass Apartment.
Reason of review: Bad quality.