Bed bugs were reported to the landlord on July 21, 2009. Response from the landlord was slow. Tenants were accused of filthiness & poor choice of guests. Heated discussions followed and the landlord called the police to forcibly escort 1 tenants little sister off the property. This was followed by another tenant requesting a police presence when the landlord was observed pushing yet another tenant out of the way to enter an apartment. This resulted in an harassment charge against the landlo
rd. The effected tenant offered to drop the charges provided the lease was terminated, which the landlord agreed to in front of police officers and additional tenant witnesses. The landlord, however, reneged on this agreement, threatening to charge $650 as an "improper termination fee", within 6 days. In the meantime, a few apartments were said to have been visited by an exterminator, with some tenants being told they had "no bedbugs, I repeat, no bed bugs." Oddly, the tenant whose lease had been terminated, did not receive a visit from this exterminator! In fact, it wasn't until August 4, after a couple tenants moved out, a couple refused rent, and threats of contacting Tom Martino were made, that the landlord acknowledged "a problem with bedbugs"; well past the 7 days alloted to initiate an appropriate response. Tenants here have still not been informed what company or what product is to be used, information to which they have a reasonable right as several have health issues and/ or other concerns. Such a mess over something that should have been handled with a little touch of professionalism and responsibility!