Liz on 08/28/2012
I lived in 7 Linden st Apt 1 from May of 2005 to April of 2006. During that time we had 2 bedbug infestations.
Anonymous on 08/03/2012
The first post says that person resided in 11 Linden when you read carefully. So is it 7 Linden or 11 Linden? I think the address is wrong. I know that 17 Linden had a lot of issues. Was it 17?
The second posts names some Jim. My friend lived in the unit on first floor and was friends with 7 Linden unit 2 girls. They say there was no person named Jim.
I want to rent one of the units this year and the on site maintenance at 7 Linden and property manager seem fair and good folks. I think t
he addresses are messed up bad. Please advise.
anonymous on 04/01/2011
Do not live on Linden street. This is a bedbug nightmare, almost certain to happen to you if you live here. It should have been a warning sign when I noticed orange cdc stickers all over furniture and on bedbug residue-covered mattresses on the "trash street" that is allston during the 2 weeks surrounding Sept. 1 move in date. These bed-bug residue mattresses surounded the entrance of my door as I tried to move my stuff in that summer. It was scary. I thought I was safe. The bugs crawl b/w wall
s, floors, ceilings. You are not safe. Don't bother living here unless you want chronic stress. The landlords here know of it, do not treat properly, and try to cover up the problem to get money from renters who don't have enough money to sue them.
I lived at 11 Linden Street, right next to 7 Linden street. I moved out about 2 weeks ago. We moved out in the middle of the month, the rent already paid for that month, because we saw a bedbug crawling on our bathroom floor. It was the size of my pinky finger-nail, flat, dark brown, and would not be squished with a book. I immediately notified roommates and the landlord. We did not return that night or any other night except to wash and dry all cloth items at a nearby laundromat and move out any remaining possessions that we hope were not infected with eggs or bugs. Days before, we noticed suspect mattress in the hallway. Upon further questinon of residents, we found out the second floor was massively infested with bedbugs for months and residents were getting bites daily and had seen hundreds under their mattresses, and overhearing a conversation b/w the landlord and aforementioned resident, he noted the building had had bedbugs on the first floor apartment, the second, and third at least once per year every year. The problem is endemic to the building and made worse by the landord's failure to exterminate the apartment and all apartments vertically and horizontally to it, as described in Mass housing laws. Also, these bedbug incidents were never reported to the city, as understood by the landlord's response to our obtaining a CDC investigator's inspection, which went as follows upon awareness of this inspection: "...I will make this process as difficult as possible for you." The landlord is aware of the rampant bedbug problems in the buildings but fail to report or notify residents and officials of their past or current presence upon move-in or at any other time. These buildings need to be condemned, and any rational city inspector would order this.
Jim on 07/05/2009
I lived at 7 Linden Street, apartment 2 in Allston, MA from September 2007 to September of 2008. My roommates and I first noticed bites in July and thought they were from spiders. As I got more and more bites (I have 20 at a time in full bloom), everyone around us began to suspect bedbugs.
We threw out bedding, clothing, furniture, bought replacements at KMart. The bites didn't stop. We called our landlord and he grudgingly hired an exterminator. No change. Still getting bites on the upper a
nd lower body, face, feet, and neck. We ran into people at a bar who had lived in the apartment below us and they said they had to move out because of the bedbugs. Soon the apartments above and below us started having exterminations. They had no effect.
The rowhouses on Linden Street are painted over by subcontractors every year, which means there are plenty of nooks and crannies in the walls for bedbugs to hide in, safe from exterminations. They have had bedbugs for most of the decade ('00s, that is) and they will probably have them for another. Move out, and don't move in!