So, let's see, we have reports of NO BEDBUGS, and then lots of other people have them.
Ironically enough the comments that are NO BEDBUGS are all around the same date for 201, 211, 219 Bell Street. Keep this in mind if you are reading these comments. I'm guessing this is just management trying to manage their losses.
I was going to rent here until I saw all these reports - now it's NO THANK YOU. If you do rent here, make sure you have an escape clause if there are bedbugs, and don't let la
ndlords tell you that you brought them with you. They hide everywhere, breed everywhere.
I live at 211 Bell. I do not and have not ever had bedbugs or roaches and the manager just had a company come in a couple months ago to treat the whole building as a prevention.
Anonymous on 06/29/2012
The whole building is infested with cock roaches. The Management is rude and obnoxious and incurs charges that do not comply with the Ontario Tenancy Act. I had to take them to the Board on several occasions. Not a safe place to live the police are there all the time. They are planning to close the elevator of this 12 story building for the whole month of July 2012. Living there is just a nightmare.
T.J on 05/04/2012
THE LAST PERSON WHO POSTED REPORT ON 201 BELL ST, ABOUT THE HEARTLESS, RUDE AND UNCIVILIZED PROPERTY MANAGER of Bell Terrace (201, 211, and 219) hit the nail on the head. I echo all her comments. The weapon Kathy uses on tenants is intimidation. The moment you drag with her, she threatens you with the Landlord and Tenant Board, forgetting that the judges there are sensible, reasonable and will listen to both sides of the story. She even extorts money from tenants, especially when she notices you
the law, particularly new immigrants. THE THREE BUILDINGS (201, 211, 219 Bell st N) SMELL TERRIBLY, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUMMER. THIS IS THE WORST TIME OF THE YEAR IN THE RAT, ROACH AND BEDBUG-INFESTED APARTMENT BUILDINGS. IF THEY ARE GOING TO SHOW YOU AN APPARTMENT, THEY WOULD QUICKLY GO AND DUMP SOME CHEMICALS TO SUPPRESS THE ODOUR. ONCE YOU SIGN THE LEASE, YOU ARE HOOKED.WHEN YOU GIVE NOTICE TO VACATE AT THE END OF YOUR TENANCY, THEY MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO VACATE THE UNIT, THEY WILL EVEN THREATEN YOU WITH ORDER FROM LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD. UNFORTUNATELY MANY TENANTS DONT EVEN KNOW THEIR RIGHTS. THE THREE BUILDINGS ARE MORE THAN HALF-EMPTY. EVERYDAY I SEE PEOPLE MOVE OUT, SOME EVEN BREAKING THEIR LEASE. LEAVING THERE IS HELL, LET ALONE THE RUDE AND WORST PROPERTY MANAGER YOU CAN FIND IN OTTAWA. I WONDER IF THEY EVER TRAINED HER BEFORE HIRING HER?? DOES ANYONE KNOW??
To be honest, bed bugs and roaches are not the only problem of this building, the real problem is the extremely poor customer service and condecending attitude of the so called property manager/director called Kathy of the buildings 201, 211, and 219 Bell St north. Its so bad that you hear people talk about her inside the elevator. For your own good, stay away!!! look for apartment elsewhere. About three tenants on our building have repeatedly mentioned their ordeal with her, including how they
These incidents have occurred consistently from May 2011 to Now. Only days after we moved in we began seeing cockroaches everywhere. They would have to come in on a weekly basis and give it a treatment to eliminate the roaches. They are still there. Now we have began seeing mice in the apartment every week. The management and staff are completely useless, only concerned about their bottom lines. People are living in this building in third-world country kind of conditions. It is extremely unhealt
hy and I am fairly sure there is mold in the units but it is covered with paint. I just want to warn people to not live here. It will be the biggest regret of your life. This building is attached to 201 Bell Street and 219 Bell Street. They are all the same conditions and run by the some slumlords.