Former Tenant; 2/2010
From mid-August 2006 to mid-February of 2009 I lived in unit #1 of 410 Newtonville Avenue. When I rented the apartment it was in need of painting and window repairs. These were completed prior to my move in date.
Michael was my rental agent; all of the apartments were rented through the fall of 2008 when, due to the impending sale of the property, Mr. Curry opted not to look for new tenants for unit #3 after the previous tenants had vacated.
In terms of maintenance Michael was always quick to respond to phone calls. The quality and depth of repairs varied based on the landlord’s judgment as to the appropriateness of investment in the property given its impending sale.
While I have never met Mr. Curry, I can say that Michael was an excellent liaison between landlord and tenant. This was my first rental experience without first hand interaction with my landlord. Michael was attentive, responsive, easy to reach, and always responded in a timely manner. As a manager Michael went beyond the call of duty when in the summer of 2008 when I was away and my dog sitter locked herself out of the apartment. Not only did he come and unlock the apartment but took personal time to help take care of my dog who was injured at the time.
Michael is a likable and personal manager who takes the time to get to know the tenants of the properties he manages and works hard to balance and maintain a positive relationship between the property owners and tenants.
410 Newtonville Ave.