The Regency Student Housing
My name is Cody Parker. I am an undergraduate from the University of Tennessee. I recently spent the summer doing an internship in Denver, Colorado. Because of the distance that was between Tennessee and Colorado I had to have a place to live before I got there. The only place to offer a three-month lease was The Regency Student housing. Upon arrival I was placed on the bottom floor where the only view I had was a dumpster and a warehouse, not to mention there was an entire tower with empty rooms that had a great view of downtown Denver. The Regency also makes you pay all of your lease agreement upfront if you are living there for the summer, but they still charge you for a $175 credit check. It's not feasible to require somebody to pay for a credit check when you are paying them upfront. My room was consistent with living in a box with nothing but a bed, a desk, and a dresser, yet I was charged $2300. There was nowhere to cook or store food and I had to pay extra to do my laundry. Probably the most interesting part of living there is the drug problem that exists. This "student housing" complex is constantly filled with individuals who do not resemble that of a student at all. The hallways always have a distinct essence of marijuana. I witnessed people smoking it outside on the patio and in the halls while management did nothing to prevent it. This is illegal for non- prescription individuals and on top of that it is illegal for prescription holders to distribute what is prescribed to them. It also creates an unsafe environment for those not involved in the drugs. The Regency has a very strict and confusing move out policy. They will charge you large amounts of money to "clean" your dorm if you leave it "dirty." I was charged for a bathroom cleaning fee and a "stain" on my mattress. The stain wasn't there when I left, but it appeared suddenly and they now have an alleged picture of it. I cleaned the place myself and they charged me a total of $70 after I had left. I asked if an associate could check my room so I wouldn't get charged, but they are not "trained" to tell me that. I once asked if I could borrow a plunger and was rudely told that it was not their responsibility to provide me with cleaning supplies. I have been taken advantage of in more than one way. I feel that this is large in part of the fact that I am not in Denver to defend myself. The Regency in general is a scam and will take advantage of any young college student that they can.