Casa Property Management, LLC

3 Properties

74 Units

Violations

A violation is issued to a building when a city inspector from NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development validates and confirms a complaint made to 311. The violations listed below are open violations that have yet to be addressed or have not been confirmed as resolved by the city.
This owner/manager has a total of 50 violations which is 0.67 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
16Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
28Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
5Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
1Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-04-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall at public hall, 1st storyViolation open
2022-03-08(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2021-09-27Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at celing in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-09-27Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate at upper metal heat riser in the 1st room from north located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-08-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-08-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2021-08-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 2nd storyNov sent out
2021-08-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and east wall at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2020-10-17Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2020-08-07Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
2020-01-30Section 27-2005 adm code refit metal door at lobby, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-08-31Section 27-2040 adm code install and maintain sufficient light or lights of at least 100 watts incandescent or equivalent each, to light adequately from sunset to sunrise the west yardNov sent out
2019-08-30Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-04-17Section 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories, all balconies and all componets at building front at fire escapeNov sent out
2019-04-17Section 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories, all balconies and all componets at building rear at fire escapeNov sent out
2019-04-17Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor frame missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out

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Renter Recommendations

60% of renters recommend this building

60% of renters approve of this owner

Rents and Deposits

95% of renters received their security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews

1 year review

Former Tenant
Pros:
I liked the convenience to the subways. the trash was always taken care of well, the building management typically responded quickly.
Cons:
the hallways felt a little dirty at times, wouldn’t turn the heat off until spring so it got REALLY hot in bedrooms.
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Very unstable housing - not worth the location

Former Tenant
Pros:
Eventually I saw it as a blessing to be evicted bc my new building is so much nicer (and cheaper)
Cons:
Raised the rent 62% Very thin walls Weeks without heat Super not available (will not give contact info) Constantly woken up in the middle of the night by “walkthroughs” Extremely loud building Black mold
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Stay away - there is no justification

Former Tenant
Pros:
I loved moving out after 1 year due to an 85% increase
Cons:
Evil management with a history of litigation against them Rats and bedbugs in almost every apartment Only had heat 1 out of 8 days No super Walls are thin
Advice to owner:
Do some personal reflection
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Pretty okay apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Renovations were cute, location is obviously amazing and access to transit was perfect. The unit I lived in had beautiful brick wall and washer/dryer in unit which was sick. Garbage area was always maintained regularly. Fire escapes were sturdy so they were nice to hang on from time to time. Neighbors were quiet and kind but keep in mind this building does attract a lot of students so there were parties here and there.
Cons:
I have a lot of cons for this place. First, the man who rents out units in this building, Randall Smith, was terrible to work with. He would never respond, he never got us in contact with the super or landlord so any time there was an issue with the unit we had no one to contact. There were roaches and mice in the building. Any time there was anyone moving furniture or running around upstairs the brick wall would crumble and leave dust and rocks everywhere. We lost 90% of our deposit over the most minute damages, like scuffs in the walls, a mirror that was left on the wall, etc. There is no control of the heat in that building and the radiators sit directly beneath windows so all winter long it was unbearably hot even with the windows open. We used to have roof top access and the view was beautiful but at some point the landlord installed the loudest alarm that was triggered by motion so you were no longer able to get up to the roof. The apartment I rented was a really great price when we got it, and it is very obvious it is worth no more than the price we rented it for. At the end of the lease the unit was put back on the market for $3,000 higher. Bedrooms were also made super tiny during renovations, but then again that may just have been my unit. Renovations were also cute but poorly done and very cheap. And lastly, we were never warned when people would come by our apartment. Maintenance people, realtors showing prospective tenants, they would all show up unannounced.
Advice to owner:
Needs to be in much more regular contact with tenants.
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Fine but if something goes wrong it will be difficult

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cost and apartment layout were great roof access was great until it was taken away.
Cons:
Went multiple months without an oven because they shut off gas heat to the building. There was little communication about the status of the replacement ovens and it took numerous call to get the issue resolved.
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Owner has been sued by the supreme court

Former Tenant
Pros:
Very close to trains, cute semi-updated apartments, quiet street on the front side, generally accessible to a lot
Cons:
The owner has a well documented history of pushing out rent-stabilized tenants through illegal means and is overall unresponsive except when he or his lackies are being vile. Bugs, trash, no super available, the front door constantly locks out and in tenants, constant loss of heat and electricity. Discrimination against non-English-speaking tenants and old appliances.
Advice to owner:
Try to develop the bare minimum amount of empathy to participate in the community that is the LES
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Move Disney Word

Former Tenant
Pros:
Area is nice
Cons:
Mice everywhere, thin windows, pigeons in the back alley every morning waking you by SMACKING the windows. I had someone come weekly about mice. Once left for 2 weeks and came back to my entire food stash taken and strewn across my place. The kitchen sink I once turned on and faucet popped off and legit hit me in the face. Do NOT move here .
Advice to owner:
Fix the mice problem, take the gross trash OUTSIDE, do better.
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Building is meh in terms of heat control

Former Tenant
Pros:
Decently neat in Chinatown with a lock system to get in
Cons:
Poor heat control in building
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Can’t Have It All

Former Tenant
Pros:
LOCATION!! and for its location it’s pretty quiet... washer dryer was always reliable, one of our two bedrooms had amazing light, large deep sink, feel safe walking into building (as a woman too) , was kind about the move out date amidst covid
Cons:
Lizmar was COMPLETELY unreliable. Nothing EVER got fixed until i put my diva shoes on and demanded “special” treatment...as if having a working shower was a luxury... zero kitchen space, and also horrible lighting. zero natural light in living space. loads of stinky pigeons in back room
Advice to owner:
Listen, AMAZING location, great “bones” but don’t expect much... just live there, be simple and clean you’ll be happy... the more independent you are the better! don’t expect things to be taken care of in a jiffy for you
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Met Expectations

Former Tenant
Pros:
convenient location relative to multiple subway lines, lots of restaurants nearby
Cons:
across street from detention center so always sirens, absolutely zero parking so hard to get movers, dirty area, crowded by tourists on weekends
Advice to owner:
be easier to reach for casual questions and concerns
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Overwhelming location, underwhelming management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Prime location, private outdoor space, W/D in unit (not true for all units)
Cons:
Terrible management, outdated plumbing, unreliable neighbors (packages go missing frequently)
Advice to owner:
We have advised management multiple times that we would like to add a camera in the lobby to deter package theft; Second entry door needs a lock; we haven’t had a working stove fan in over a year (despite multiple work requests) ; heat and hot water are a consistent issue in the winter.
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