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on September 10, 2014
AVOID THIS BUILDING!!!

Myself and my wife had a deposit on our unit from out of the province as we were given a totally misleading description by the staff. This place is a total dump plus the rent is sky high for no apparent reason but profits.

The building in clearly under maintained with broken windows, graffiti, stains in all the carpeting and obvious signs in leaking around the upper floor windows. The building manager is nothing but a slum lord out take as much from you as possible. The state of disrepair really shows how little they care about this building.

RUN AWAY! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!
Posted by Anonymous, a tennant since August, 2014
on March 20, 2014
This building is in a good location, but that is all that is good about it. The building is a dump. All of the windows in our unit would leak during storms. Rather than replace the windows, as Halifax By-Laws require, they just loaded them with silicone. The windows still leak, and now they can't be opened. The building also has a ton of cockroaches, and the units are quite cold in the winter. Ours dropped as low as 12 degrees Celsius, and that's even with the heat at maximum. The building is just a dump, and the owners, Templeton Properties, are too cheap to repair anything. Avoid this building at all costs.
Posted by Anonymous
on October 21, 2013
They scammed my girlfriend out of $60 My girlfriend stayed in this apartment for 2 years, the rent increase each year was way too high for the condition of the apartment and our location. $1,600 a month for a two bedroom in Halifax in a bit steep, especially for a student, so she decided to move with me. Even though they were listing her very apartment after we put in the notice for $1,400 which is BS. I helped my girlfriend with the paperwork involved with giving a two month's notice before her lease was up and etc. So when it was time to move out we did a Resident's Inspection Report with the superintendent and everything was great and super clean but there was a hole filled with some weird putty on the counter(looks like a crappy job) that has always been there before my girlfriend moved in. She always covered it with her dish drying rack. The superintendent asked my girlfriend if she knew anything about that and if it was her fault and she said "no" as it wasn't her at all. He said okay well I believe you and he marked "previous damage + repair" on the report with a check mark. On the bottom of the report it said that she passed and it was signed by my girlfriend and the superintendent. Today she got a letter in the mail with her deposit minus $60 and the reason for the minus $60 was the counter top. We have the outgoing inspection report which states that there is no damage. I DO NOT RECOMMEND RENTING FROM THESE SHADY PEOPLE jeremyhalifax88@gmail.com
Posted by Jeremy & Amanda, a tennant from August, 2011 to August, 2013
on March 15, 2013
I'm the same person as below. Here is what BedBug report commenters had to say about the place.

http://bedbugregistry.com/location/NS/B3H/Halifax/5599%20Fenwick%20St/
Posted by Anonymous, a tennant from September, 2011 to September, 2012
on March 15, 2013
I'm a student who has lived in Fenwick tower for a year. The location was excellent, right across from a Sobeys, a subway, a nice Lebanese place, and a Needs. And right next door was a Shopper's Drugmart! The lobbey was really nice and they even have a gym. There was a cafe but it ran out of business. The 18, the 10, and the 17 all stop near by which is very convenient for students. There was also a UPS but I think it moved and you were only a quick walk away from Spring Garden. However...

When I moved in, the apartment was dirty. No one prepared it for us. There was cat food, cereal, and cat toys all over the kitchen floor. The fridge still had food in it. The stove was full of soap remnants. Several cupboards had broken hinges, the door to the balcony would not open, the doorknob to our apartment was broken, there were holes in the walls, one window was broken making the apartment cold and drafty, and our bathtub was clogged so we couldn't take a bath.

Although Templeton Properties has been renovating the building, it is very old and it shows. While the staff seem nice enough, the building is poorly managed. The elevators are always breaking down and even when they're all working the wait for an elevator tends to take 10 to 15 minutes. I lived on the 12th floor and it was quicker to run down the fire exit. Oh, and people had a habit of leaving GARBAGE in the hallway, in the fire exit, or in the elevator, so the apartment always smelled. The heat kicked out in the dead of winter on multiple occasions and we had to repeatedly nag them to fix the issue. It was so bad that we had to wear layers of sweaters, slippers, socks to bed.

Because the building was full of students there was a lot of drinking and partying. Someone was always blasting music and I often had incidents in which people sat out in the hallway playing guitar and singing, or they would bang on all of the doors on our floor for fun.

If you ever need anything done in Fenwick, don't count on it. Seriously. One of my friends on a higher floor had a bedbug problem. They had tried to get Fenwick to look after it but received no response. And on moving day... I understand that it's a large building. We were supposed to be moved out of there by 1 PM and wound up being moved out by 6 PM. Fair enough.

However, we had cleaned the apartment SPOTLESS and took all of our furniture to be moved into our new apartment on the same day. We returned our keys, and gave them our phone numbers, our e-mails, and our new mailing address with the person in charge of the operation because they said they were too busy to give us an inspection. They told us they would contact us.

2 weeks later and having received no word from Fenwick, we returned to inquire about the inspection and our security deposit. They informed us that we would not be receiving a security deposit (500$) because we didn't get an inspection even though they were the ones who wouldn't subject us to one. Despite having moved all of our furniture out of the apartment, they also made the claim that we had left furniture behind (a table, chairs, a king sized bed, ect.) although we owned none of these things (We slept on a futon and owned no table).

We've been fighting them for the return of our security deposit and still no luck. I advise anyone staying in Fenwick to take dated pictures of their apartment upon moving in and out because Templeton has been known to pull these dirty tricks with other tenants. The location is wonderful and I miss it, but the place is incredibly expensive and is not worth the money.
Posted by Anonymous, a tennant from September, 2011 to September, 2012
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Fenwick Tower

5599 Fenwick St
Halifax, NS, B3H 1R1
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Managed by Templeton Properties