AIMCO is the worst. I have never worked for them but I have been living in one of their buildings for the last 8 years. AIMCO took over my building about 3 years ago. I recently took them to court and made their defense look like the fools that they are. They had bogus claims against me of abandoning my apt, but didn't have a proper understanding of NY Law and in the end the judge saw right through it. They even asked the Super to lie under oath to say that I told him i couldn't afford the rent and when he didn't agree, they were forced to grant me a new lease.
I'm well versed in the laws of this state as well as many others, so I will not allow them to railroad me. It's a shame. The same day I was in court in an illegal eviction, they had a elderly woman in there as well for non payment of rent and the old lady who was there struggling with her grandchild had damn receipt in the world. She showed this to the legal cousel of AIMCO and was told, that it wasn't good enough.
One another note, they have poor maintenance practices and can't seem to keep a good management in place. In the last three years, I've been told at least on 4 separate occassions that management on some level has changed. (WIth such a high turn over rate, it makes a person think...) I went to their offices to serve them court papers and to my surprise my neighbors were there complaining about mice and other rodents and items that haven't been fixed in more than a year. AIMCO's solution: a temporary reduction in rent. UNREAL...not to fix the problem, but a rent reduction.
This is a company that I will work tirelessly to expose and help those t hat are negatively impacted by their absurd tactics. I think they know now that they bit off more than they could chew.