I don't usually leave bad reviews, but I need to let people know the type of business these people conduct. I was recently scammed out of nearly $2800 by Ritesh Patel (Advocate Lutheran General) and Priti Patel (Berkshire Hathaway) and I do plan to pursue them in court.
I agreed to rent a town home from Ritesh Patel with Priti Patel acting as his agent. They are renting under the name J&J Real Estate LLC. There were certain repairs that they agreed to make prior to my move-in date. Upon inspection at move-in, these repairs were not made. In addition to that, there were no window blinds, washing machines not functional, living room floors damaged, backs door not secured (no keys), and a very obvious gas leak in the home.
I immediately took pictures and notified Priti that these repairs are needed and it's a safety hazard. I know this because I am a corporate property manager and a home owner myself (currently selling my home now, with possibility of moving out of town next year). After speaking with Priti, Ritesh immediately called me back stating he would not fix anything. He was screaming "that's how I bought the house so that's how I'm renting it." He then demanded that that I leave the key on the table as he changed his mind about renting to me. No problem at all, I immediately left the key on the table and sent him a snapshot to confirm that evening. I prefer not to die in a unsafe rental property. This occurred on the 1st which was my move-in date.
Till date, Ritesh Patel has refused to refund my 1st month rent nor my security deposit. He even had the nerve to immediately repost that dangerous and unsafe gas-leaking town home online for the next victim. Priti Patel has attempted to remove herself from the equation although she is very aware as an agent that Ritesh is illegally holding on to my funds. I will be filing suit against Ritesh and Priti very soon. They courts will have a field day with all the photos, text messages, and emails that I plan to submit.
This is just a word of warning to think twice about doing business with these two unexperienced persons. Avoid at all cost!