Is your ceiling caving in? Leaky plumbing? Faulty electrical work?
Do you live in the worst apartment in Lakewood?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions — and you rent — you’re probably thinking about moving out.
There are 17,000 rental properties in Lakewood.
We’ve heard that .
“My advice to anyone renting a property in Lakewood,” said Dru Siley, the city’s director of building and housing, “make sure you’re doing your due diligence and checking up on the landlord. We have that information readily available.”
He also suggests that prospective tenants check court documents about prospective landlords.
“Most of the time common sense can tell you when you walk in to the space. What’s the overall condition? Is it decent, safe and sanitary? Make some good choices from there.
“There are a lot of rentals in Lakewood, you don’t need to get the first one you run into.”
We’re looking to gather some empirical evidence about distressed rental properties in Lakewood. Share your feedback — and photos — about rentals properties in Lakewood.