When renting they require you to give an upfront, non refundable $1500. Fee to " hold" the place. Yet, they won't let you see the terms of the lease, or the start date, whiteout first receiving a cashiers check for $1500.00. Their agents are part of this scam to unsuspecting innocent folks who they give assurances to, but no direct answers when questioned about this. Asking to give a deposit at the same time as viewing the lease, is normal, but they don't allow this. Many many other skeptical practices, yelp gives them a one star. Someone needs to put this illegal type of rental practice to an end. Someone needs to file a complaint against this guy for this discriminatory, illegal type of renting. Perhaps a class action lawsuit. Over due. Paul needs to stop his illegal rental practices cause it hurts Portland. It gives the entire city allowing this, a bad name. They do not disclose important information on their units or the procedure, which is illegal. Bait and switch is illegal. It's illegal to take people's money without disclosing in writing upfront the terms of any contract, and to keep it. I have a friend who tried to rent from them in August. He was devastated and lost out on other rental places wasting his time wi this company.
The lack of common courtesy this man has is simply amazing. It is a wonder how he is still in business. Unprofessional, corrupt, possibly criminal. Do not work with him. Save yourself the headaches. Paul Williamson and Aetna Properties are as bad as it gets. He avoided all communication. Threatened to begin eviction when the company lost my rent check. Life is too short for people like him.
Paul and Aetna Properties is very unprofessional! They don't even have an office where I can reach them at, so I have to leave a voice mail and then wait a day or two or 3 depending on how important Paul thinks of the call. They also set up 12 different appointments to show the place I'm living in over a course of 30days. And each appointment is 3hrs long. That is pretty much everyday for 3 hours for a month! And I am still living there and trying to get things packed. I can understand an appointment but not 12 for 3hrs each!!! That not very respectful at all! They show no courtesy in anything and are very rude. And will bill you for stupid unnecessary things. They seem very shady overall and I am totally fed up with there so called business. I mean that many appointments so unreasonable I'm just trying to get packed and outta there. He's acting like a douche bag!!!
This agent also runs a rental company. The operation is shady w/out a physical address and direct email you're left without a point of contact for references. Putting in a 30 day notice is next to impossible - they know where to find you...but you can never find them...Management for new apartment has tried to contact them for a reference - no response - 2 weeks and counting now...