I sincerely wish there was a zero star rating, as I would have given that instead. To anyone considering renting at this place, all I can say is DON'T.
I honestly don't know where to start with this review. First, let's start with the fact that the unit you will tour when you view the property will be ABSOLUTELY NOTHING LIKE the unit you will be rented. If you are lucky, your unit will at least be cleaned before you move in (which again, I STRONGLY advise NEVER MOVING IN HERE). Our unit was not. Upon move-in, our unit was ABSOLUTELY FILTHY. There was pet hair, food, stains, dirt, and foot prints EVERYWHERE. We had movers coming the same day we gained access to the apartment; therefore, we ended up having to clean the unit ourselves as quickly as possible so that our furniture didn't have to be moved into the trash heap Lakeview left us with - Lakeview did absolutely nothing to make up for the situation.
Now, once we were in the unit, literally everything started to break – several roof leaks, a broken dryer, broken toilets, leaking sinks, and a leaking A/C unit which was creating mold in our air ducts and leaking into our downstairs neighbor's unit. You can call, and call, and call, and put in maintenance request after maintenance request, but I can guarantee it will be several weeks before anyone addresses or “fixes” the issue. And by “fixes,” I mean that the maintenance men typically don’t have the parts needed to fix the problem, or they somehow find a way of making it worse - like the time our dryer broke, and instead of touching the dryer, when they came to our apartment (we were at work at the time) they “fixed” our washer – which was not broken in the first place. Not to mention, the “picturesque streams” that flow through the property are almost always not working, creating stagnant, mosquito-infested swamp-like environments. And good luck if you ever want to use the (cess)pool – it’s almost always closed down, and if it’s not, then it’s full of leaves/duck poop/dirt. Also, the “gated” community Lakeview boasts is almost never gated because their gates are ALWAYS broken.
Then, there are the tenants. During my time at Lakeview, I had a domestic violence situation take place in the apartment below mine. The police ended up being called, and they ended up surrounding the apartment with guns and breaking the door in to gain entry. Then, we had three different scenarios in which our neighbors were smoking so much pot, our unit turned into a literal hotbox situation several times a day. Despite the fact that Lakeview says they are a strict drug-free community, they did absolutely nothing following complaint after complaint of our house reeking of pot smoke. This is not to mention the various other police responses to the apartment complex on a regular basis.
Then, there’s the office staff. All I can say is get ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING anyone in the Lakeview office EVER tells you in writing. If you do not, they will pretend they didn’t say it. One person will tell you one thing, another will tell you something completely different. On top of it, the property managers, Ellen and Jordan, are the ABSOLUTE WORST. They are so incredibly rude, condescending, and deceitful. Also, no matter what the lease says, even if Lakeview is in violation of their own lease terms (which they were in our case) they will make up lie after lie to explain why they are right and you are wrong in order to squeeze every last cent imaginable out of you. I have never dealt with more dishonest, unprofessional people in my entire life as those who work at Lakeview. They could care less about their tenants – they are in it for the money, and they will lie straight to your face to get as much of it from you as possible.
Lastly, this place is SERIOUSLY overpriced for what you get. Please take my advice and spend your hard-earned money elsewhere. This place is AWFUL in every way imaginable.