rude unprofessional management, beautiful incompetent new management, beautiful old building, beautiful place, expensive last place, pricey decent apartment, attentive onsite management
If you are looking for a short term stay then this is your place. Everybody pays a different amount of rent. The longer you live here the more you pay.
They have found a way to get around rent control by giving you "discounts". For example if you rent a studio they will tell you it is $1200, then when you sign the lease it will say your rent is $1500 with an addendum that you get a $299 discount for the year. Of course they don't mention this until you go to sign your lease. They are tricky bastards.
When your lease is up they will raise your rent to the amount you signed your lease for. Of course they will not tell you this until your lease is up. Also, like I mentioned earlier everyone pays a different amount. There is a girl who moved in at same time as me and has a crappier apartment pays a few hundred dollars more a month then me. Also the manager gives you different prices depending on her mood, your ethnicity, and age.
The building is falling apart. Only 1 elevator works and they tell you to be grateful for that. The elevator that does work is 3 months past it's inspection due date. The pool heater works but only when the manager Gabriela wants to use it with her creepy eastern russian family. Homeless people enter the building frequently. No heat (boiler is broken and when it does work they only turn it on for a few hours). Cockroaches in the wall. The closets with the fuses are rented out for storage so if you blow a fuse don't expect to be able to change it. Parking is not secure. Laundry machines are always broken. The security cameras are broken and for show only. The lobby is constantly having stuff stolen.
If I had it all to do over I would have not have moved in here. Couldn't wait to get out. The only good thing I have to say is the some of the people who live in the building are super cool. But for what I paid in rent I have moved to a much nicer cheaper building. If you are looking to rent make sure they do not charge you more then $1200 for a single or $1500 for a 1 bedroom. If you get charged more you will end up looking like a fool when you meet your neighbors.
i would think twice before moving in. 7 floors, 96 units, one working elevator and apparently main supervisor "Camilia" thinks that we should feel lucky that at least we have one working.She will speak with you in a very disrespectful way and i'm not the only one that had to experience it. Absolutely no care for the building or the tenants that live here. I would think if you pay your rent on time every month they would like to keep tenants like that in building. Apparently not. You will be told. "take it or leave it." You are offered 1 year lease and once it's up they increase it by 40%. There are a lot of great people that live here but a lot of people seem to be unhappy with how the building and tenants are treated.
Unsafe Building; Uncaring Management.
1. 6 cars in the 'secure' parking deck had the windows broken and contents stolen
2. There was no video of the incident and the management has done nothing to investigate this obvious 'inside' job
3. Residents saw 3 'suspect' individuals at 4am and did not call the police
4. Management did not assist victims with clean up: use of vaccum, brooms, new front door code
5. Overall, management and owners do not reinvest in building nor do they take any interest in their tenants issues with the building
Diminished Greatness. This building was a great Hollywood treasure and is now wasting away. Where did these terrible owners and managers come from? They have no respect for history, architecture nor the people that call this place home. If I could buy the building and make it great again I sure would... So sad :-(
RAVENSWOOD, beautiful old building, incompetent new management..
This lovely old building is in the hands of incompetent fools. Nasty, rude unprofessional people.
There used to be a wonderful atmosphere in this building when I visited friends here, people chatted in the mail room, in the lobby, got to know each other, posted messages on the board. Now there's nobody in the lobby, the chandeliers are unlit most of the time (the owners are obviously cutting down on services but not on rents) the elevators are constantly out of order for months, nobody lets us know when they'll be repaired, there's never anyone to sign for packages (a service we pay inflated rents for), if you want hardwood floors, you have to pay for them yourself!
Not a friendly building, people are baling out in droves, Including us as soon as our lease is up.
YIKES. I second that motion! This place scared me away. I was in the building for a couople of years and couldn't take it... managers of this building need to get some schooling!
Sad State of Affairs. What a discussion. The Ravenswood was once a classic, genteel Hollywood icon. For now, the lights have dimmed on this majestic work of art. A flea circus somewhere is missing its management team and somehow they found their way to the Ravens. Poor place is a mess. I moved out last month but do hope it's placed in better hands one day soon.
NOT the place to be. Very interesting comments! Unfortunately I agree with the negative ones... The Ravenswood is a beautiful old building but it's in the hands of uncaring, unprofessional management. I moved out a couple of months ago for this reason. The glory days are over - but only for now I hope!
loved it - wanna come back.
Hi to everybody. I'm from Italy and I spent 3 weeks in LA last summer. I stayed at the ravenswood and I'm actually stunned by all the negative comments about the place. I loved it. but it was my first time in LA and probably that helped a lot...
the thing is I was looking for a small place there, I'll be back this summer with my girlfriend and I'd really like to take her there with the pool and everything, so if anybody knows about a free place for a couple weeks this august, well please let me know!!
Only good words.
In a year since i lived at the Ravenswood i remember it was only one time when one of the elevators was not working. It was fixed right away. I don't really know why the tenant she or he posted that review about the elevators and the management? It is not the management fault. We don't have big problems in this building, but let's tell the truth, there are 100 units in this building, things break and are taken care of right away. And there are some tenants that have no respect for this beautiful building.
So for whoever is reading the reviews here, whatever she or he wrote is a lie. We have some neighbors (a few) that are not happy here and i really don't know why they are still here. They were probably unhappy with all the managements that they had.
So come see the building. There is nothing scary here. The management and the manager are great.
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