Let the people speak for themselves. Featured comments can be found at the bottom of the slumlord list. You will also find the link for the montco property records on the page where you can find a list of rentals owned by these LLC’s.
September 21, 2014 at 10:05 am
Alisa Levin is a horrible landlord I didn’t have any heat for a year and I was the only one paying for gas and electric in the building. She does not provide the proper service as a landlord she has a guy that works for her as a superintendent but never wants to fix anything. She never had the building inspected she doesn’t communicate well and she will try to take your whole security deposit when you decide to move out. She should not be a landlord in Pottstown, Pa or anywhere else in the world be careful because she will try to charge you for something that your not supposed to pay for if she thinks you don’t have the knowledge to know better…
“DON’T RENT FROM ALISA LEVIN”
Sick of slumlords says:
December 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Alisa Levin has been victimizing tenants for years. She uses her null and void psychology license to prey on young poor women manipulating them to stay in her dilapidated properties. I have numerous text messages from Ms. Levin, threatening to call child services on a tenant if she did not comply with her demands. I have multiple photos of shoddy conditions in her “penthouse” suite located above Daisy’s bodega which as codes stated to me had not been inspected since 2005 and was to be used for storage only according to codes. The place has shoddy electrical with bare exposed wires. The windows are broken and riddled with lead paint. The fire lighting system was disconnected and a board was nailed over the outlet so the delinquents who “loitered” in the common area stairwell could not charge their phones according to Levin. All of this evidence was presented to a judge who blindly allowed this sheister to keep renting her dangerous properties. Several attempts to gain access to her “so called investors” NikChad LLC were shot down by Levin herself. If the tenant signs a lease with NIKCHAD how does she have the right to quell any conversations with the “ghost investors”? Well that’s because Ms. Levin and NIKCHAD are one in the same. Why does Ms, Levin hide her investors? Why does she hide the fact that she IS NIKCHAD? This is something that will eventually come to fruition I am sure.
Sick of slumlords, goes on to say:
December 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm
…there are drug dealers living in the building and the store below (345 Beech st) breeds every vermin in town. I am sure this is due to the store owners prior infractions for selling cigarettes on the food stamp program which I am certain he still does. Wires are exposed in the units children live in and her maintenance man is a recovering addict (who relapsed) working for a local rehab in Pottstown. His girlfriend likes to threaten anyone she can get her hands on. The codes department thanks you for your tips but then turns a blind eye and allows the landlord to turn over her properties within a week from the other tenants (who still have active leases) leaving. This woman should be ran out of town and sent back to Quakertown where her family lives in the lap of luxury.
POTTSTOWN OFFICIALS AND JUDGES REFORM THIS NOW BEFORE WE GO OVER YOUR HEADS TO A FEDERAL AGENCY !!!!
Sincerely and Serious,
450 King St. Alisa Levin – Chagallliving, LLC Paint job on trim is new *gag* Front window is plexiglas – suck the heat right out of the house. Storm windows or insulation? You’ll freeze your petuties off this winter and pay a chunk of change for it too.
About two years after I moved to Pottstown the stories of underhanded politics began to unfold, including the prevalence of anonymous, “poison pen letters” that are designed to intimidate and threaten an adversary. I’m sure this kind of thing is not a Pottstown exclusive but it sure is popular here.
How fulfilling can it be to send anonymous letters? Think about it:
The sender never has the satisfaction of seeing surprise on the recipients face.
The sender never knows if their target shared the letter with other people.
The sender is never assured that their secret letter spawned conjecture or fear or debate about who sent it and why.
Nope, in reality, the sender never really knows if the letter had the desired effect of intimidating or paralyzing their intended.
The author is left with the temporary satisfaction of secretly spewing their threats and vitriol after which, it seems to me, they can only indulge themselves in twisted fantasies about the impact they’ve made on another person. In that regard…
I imagine the authors of poison pen letters are full of false bravado, and a few other things I shall not mention by name but one of them rhymes with coop.
The recipient’s of anonymous, toxic Pottstown fiction say they usually <wisely> tear the letters up, with little regard for the hostile content, and toss ‘em in the round file cabinet.
Recently, poison pens are going around again. There seems to be a single author whose writing style stands out and whose content is to threaten lawsuits against the borough, or encourage residents to file lawsuits against other residents. The letters lack fact or substance and…
The writer comes off like she’s throwing an adult temper tantrum <so unattractive by any measure> The recent round of letters give every indication of having been written by a real estate -eh hem- “professional” who I have written about on this blog and who is affiliated with the Western Montgomery County Real Estate Investors Group. This is an organization whose members comprise many of the negligent rental property owners we see today in Pottstown.
Judging by the poison pen letters being mailed of late, it’s an easy guess that some members of the real estate investors group are feeling a tad uncomfortable with recent developments in the borough. Perhaps they sense that their free reign of terror is coming to an end?
We can only say: IT’S ABOUT TIME!
The recipient of one of those poison pen letters is a neighbor of mine who brought me the letter yesterday to make a copy for posterity. In the letter my neighbor was encouraged – in a misguided, erroneous rant – to hire an attorney and sue me for posting to facebook the footage taken from a surveillance video, in a public space, that captured.. uh.. shall I say, something that should have been accomplished in private. The fact is…
The 4th Amendment guarantees privacy in our homes, public restrooms, jail, in a phone booth, etc. but…when you are in public places – if, for example, you choose to urinate in public – it is possible to be charged with littering, public nuisance, indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, or other law if the locality doesn’t have a law specifically addressing public urination, (Pottstown has laws on the books to govern these things).
The following is an example of one state’s law dealing with public urination:
76-9-702. Lewdness — Sexual battery — Public urination. A person is guilty of public urination if the person urinates or defecates in a public place, other than a public rest room; and under circumstances which the person should know will likely cause affront or alarm to another.
While these laws are widely enforced in other towns and cities it is not common to see them enforced in Pottstown leading some people to the conclusion that it’s O.K. to take a pee or leave graphic evidence, (of the solid variety), in public – anywhere they would like – without shame or embarrassment or concern for being arrested.
But, what happens if it’s captured on video? For one, it might go viral and who knows… any Pottstownian could be next in line to receive an “ax job” <anon letter> from a whack job for posting legitimate concerns about illegal activity, so…
If you happen to open your mailbox and find an anonymous letter about me or any other topic please hold on to it. I think these letters have a place in the history of Pottstown or, at least, an enterprising and avant guard new restaurant could up-cycle them to wallpaper their bathrooms – – for entertainment purposes only.
Meanwhile, I am extending an invitation to the author of the inane, poison pen ramblings sent to my neighbor to pick a time and let’s get together for a cup of joe and conversation. Send me a <signed> letter or contact me by email if you have the cahones to do so:
While we work on a new project to feature ethical Real Estate Professionals and Landlords in our area please remember, they are not all created equal. This is a reminder to CHECK THE HISTORIES of anyone you are considering renting from, including PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO’S.
The same holds true if you are selling or buying real estate. The Pottstown housing ocean is infested with sharks and you are at risk of falling prey to the unethical, illegal actions of many real estate professionals and landlords.
Check civil and criminal backgrounds on the county and state links which you can find if you click on the link below. If you need help finding information, contact me at the email address above.
Choose wisely because you have a lot to lose:
I was contemplating the message to attach to this post about Monday afternoon’s events, in the video below. And, you know? There is very little that I haven’t said – ad nauseum – over the past three years, in this blog…
Here’s another take on things, as posted to facebook, by one of the few quality, conscientious rental property owners in town:
I hate to sound negative as I had great hopes for Pottstown, but the bottom line is NOBODY who has the power to accomplish anything positive cares. The borough manager is in it for a paycheck. The elected board is there for an ego trip.
The police don’t want to be bothered with doing their jobs. I had a conversation with an officer the other day. He was in the 400 block of Walnut Street. I asked him, “Why don’t the police just write citations to all these degenerates for anything you can think of, Even if it j-walking?” I explained that if you let it be known that Pottstown isn’t a place were criminals feel comfortable, they will leave. He laughed and said, “Thats what Philly does, now they are all making their way here.” My response was, “Well, if it works for Philly, why won’t it work here.? He smiled and said, ” Chris, I get paid the same amount of money either way, why create more paper work for myself.”
Then he explained that is pretty much the attitude of the entire police department. He explained that he is tired of hearing about the borough manager complain that he is in a higher tax bracket now and it is “killing him” (By the way, I had just met this officer for the first time, and he was very open about the dysfunction of upper management).
Typical politics as usual. He explained to me that the town has NO HOPE. It will never come back and to be honest although the borough claims they can’t stand what is going on, the truth of the matter is that they really don’t care. The more crime, the more overtime for the police. If Pottstown officials had a treasure map resting on the table in front of them with a big “X” where the treasure was located, I honestly think they would come up with reasons why not to use the map but rather hire an outside firm whom someone is in bed with and use the tax payers money to create another faulty map only to fail.
***TO EXEMPLIFY THE SENTIMENTS ABOVE, POTTSTOWN POLICE HAVE BEEN CALLED TO THIS PROPERTY BEFORE AFTER THE BEATING DEATH OF A MOTHER PIT BULL KNOWN AS BROOKLYN. BROOKLYN’S BODY WAS LEFT IN THE BACK YARD OF 244 N. CHARLOTTE ST. FOR 2 DAYS AFTER HER TRAGIC DEATH, WITNESSED BY NEIGHBORHOOD CHILDREN, (THAT FACT ALONE IS UNFORGIVABLE). ULTIMATELY THE RENTER BAGGED HER BODY AND THREW HER IN THE TRASH***
“Dogfighting is almost always a symptom of gun and drug related crimes, so working to end the horrible practice not only benefits animals, it benefits humans as well.” Andrew Helton to Sarah Speed, Pennsylvania Director of the Humane Society of the United States.
244 N. Charlotte St. The Creeping Crud <CLIK (don’t miss the comments beneath this article where Faye and Larry defend their slum mentalities).
“We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on.”