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This apartment complex is outdated, overpriced, noisy, and overall a terrible place to live especially as a student. Take my advice, and DO NOT LIVE HERE. The bedrooms are way too small to house three people in them each and still charge as much as they do. One of the showers didn't even work for the entire time that I lived there. Management never fixed it but still expected that we clean it every month for cleaning checks. The "community" that people brag about so often is pretty awful - but not everyone thinks so. The worst part is that they constantly require cleaning checks and I ended up just being charged beyond my security deposit for it at the end because it's impossible to keep such a small place clean with 6 people living there and they be sure to catch you on it and make you pay. The appliances are extremely outdated, the furniture is outdated. the entire apartment is crammed and uncomfortable and outdated. There is absolutely no parking available after 8 pm except two blocks away on the street. There is so much noise because you are in a tiny crammed apartment complex where six people live in each small apartment. There was also construction going on for the last 4 months of my lease so forget about studying for finals at home, and forget about sleeping in past 6am. The one time I used their washer to wash my clothes their appliances were so outdated that it ruined a few of my shirts. The Internet was also supposed to be google fiber, but I could never do more than basic internet searches. Netflix rarely streamed here even though they charged you like it did and made you pay for it as though it did. DO NOT LIVE HERE.
I rented from winter 11 through spring 11.
I lived here Spring and Summer of 2014 and I will NEVER live here again.
I thought I was getting a good deal when I signed for $100 a month... Turns out that the contract and management were very misleading. I clip below is the only way that I can accurately describe my feelings after having to live at Bountiful Court.
If you want to hate your life then live at Bountiful Court.
TWO THUMBS WAY DOWN.
Spring/Summer 14 - It says 100 a month, but with utilities its actually more like 130 (most expensive utilities payment of my life - you know why? It's socialized. They group the whole complex together and then divide by apartment)
I am just so frustrated with the management here. I can't believe how much I was misled when I signed my contract. Make sure you listen to every single detail when you sign up - For example: We were told 4 payments of 100 dollars for a spring/summer contract. Sounds a lot like 100 dollars a month, right? WRONG. The last month, August, you don't get a whole month. In fact, you get half of one. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to feel misled and deceived by management. There is little to no consideration for tenants and when these concerns are voiced, they don't care. So PLEASE BE FOREWARNED.
Quality was mixed/poor - Shower water heat was the most iffy thing - you would wake up in the morning not knowing if you were going to have hot water. So frustrating.
The social scene is so uncomfortable. There is a poor ratio of guys to girls, and an even poorer ratio of people who actually want to get to know people.
Parking was fine, never had issues, although the number of dents I saw on other peoples cars made me worried mine was going to get thrashed with door dings, but it has been fine
Also, recently 5 or so bikes have been stolen and management doesn't care about any increased security for the bikes. Heaven forbid a fence should be put up. Whatever, I'm done with this place.
I lived at Bountiful Court the Spring and Summer of 2014. I did not have a good experience with management. They told us that we had to pay $100 a month but the last month we had to move out on the 14th. The way they structure utilites is that they pool everyones bills and then split it up even per person. It came out to be $30 a month which is way more than I have ever payed during the summer. Be careful when signing a contract. They dont explain everything to you clearly.
The Quality is nothing special at all. The hot water was broken for a 2 week period. The water heater took an additional week for it to be cleaned after I reported it.
If you are looking for an exciting social life in the ward then Bountiful Court is NOT the place to go. They have turned some of the apartments into married housing so there is a terrible boy:girl ratio.
I do NOT recommend living here!
Spring 14 - Summer 14
I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE. PLEASE STEER CLEAR. You're doing yourself a favor.
I was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED with this living accommodation. I picked this place with a few friends for spring/summer living because it was such an affordable price: 100 a month. The internet was awful when we arrived so we quickly got Google Chrome. This bumped the quality of the apartment up but we were also paying extra for good internet so it's no thanks to BC.
Sounds great so far, right? I have never felt more distanced from the social setting than I have here. I don't consider myself an awkward or quiet person, in fact, I think I'm pretty social. I have always got to know the people in my complex. But here, I felt uncomfortable from day 1. Everyone was really awkward. There was a lot of older people who have lived here for 3+ years, and so many people just don't make eye contact, much less say hello. My first night, I was yelled at by tenants to shut up while carrying suitcases up to my room. Talk about inviting.
Now on to the management. One of the office workers (Sophie) is amazing. Really kind and sweet. The other one (Rachel, I think) is pretty rude. She doesn't seem to care about making sure anyone is happy. She treats the cleaning people poorly. I'm not sure why she was hired. Another issue has been with the move-out date. MAKE SURE when you sign your contract that you CHECK THE DATES FOR WHEN THEY WILL KICK YOU OUT. We are homeless for 2 weeks while we had to pay for the whole month's rent. Now, sure, its our fault for not noticing in the contract BUT SERIOUSLY WHO KICKS A STUDENT OUT when BC and EVERY OTHER COMPLEX for that matter isn't having move-ins until the 25th!!!!
So again: I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE. PLEASE STEER CLEAR. You're doing yourself a favor.
This apartment was interesting. There were 3 people per room and the rooms were "larger" than normal. Meaning, it effectively could have handled two people and instead were cramming 3. There was hardly any closet space. Since there were no dressers, you had to use the closet and it didn't fit. I'm a guy and I don't have THAT many clothes... The desk was awful. They assume that for 3 college students, one small church-sized table can fit 3 computers and any study space. In the other room of my apartment, one resident had his desktop and that took up most of the table.
The internet was rather poor. You had to provide your own router which was a waste since they have no upgraded to Google Fiber. They didn't have it finished when I left for the summer but it was almost done.
The ward was the hardest part. The ward is your building. The guy/girl ratio was not 1:1 like they advertise (a big selling point) and was no where near it. On the ward records it was 8:1 guy/girl. Don't get me wrong, the people are very nice but a little more on the "out-cast" side of Provo/BYU.
Parking was great. There was always tons of spots and it's free. There's an above ground ramp and underground that always have rooms (one car sat with popped tires the entire year underground and there was no worries)as well as on the street there's always room. That's probably the nicest part about these apartments.
The management was friendly but seemed generally oblivious to the charges they were posting. The bills they sent were very confusing to read and included the previous month's charges applied to a credit from the month before and added utilities for the current month. I (a physics/finance major) struggled to differentiate and it led to monthly asking the manager why I was being charged for things. Honestly, it never was more than $285 a month total so it wasn't a big deal but I prefer honesty and transperancy inside of a contract.
I feel that for a shared room for F/W for what you get, the price should have been around $200 flat per person. That means each apartment would have netted $1,200 a month which is far more than what these are worth and cost to run. Just my opinion based on Supply/Demand.
I would not return unless necessary. I feel there has to be better options for the money. If you're a minority or a female looking to find a guy, this is the place for you. If you are looking to meet a girl, stay far away...
(I rented F/W 2013-2014 but this site isn't allowing me to put that)
I rented from fall 10 through winter 11.
Look, I've lived in a lot of places near BYU. I've lived in some cheap and trashy apartments. While the price here is low, the reality is you can get a lot nicer places in the same range. The rooms are tiny (I called mine the "Harry Potter Room" because it was basically a closet under the stairs) and the building is in general disrepair.
Management did a really poor job of taking care of problems. We spent 2 months with no carpet after something in another apartment sprung a leak and soaked our walls and floors; it smelled like mildew, and that certainly hurt both our feelings and our social life.
And on two separate occasions, we were charged for a cleaning company to come through to patch up our cleaning checks. The cleaners never came, but they still tried to charge us for it. Pretty classic example of money-grabbing landlords!
I rented from winter '09 through spring 10.
I lived here from fall 2010 to spring 2013. I liked living there most years as the ward gets pretty close throughout the semester and it is a lot of fun. However, you can find great wards anywhere you live and the Landlord (Brian) is not worth it. He treats tenants like crap, charges money for anything and everything he can. No matter how good of a tenant you are, you will get almost none of your deposit back. Also you'll get charged for carpet cleaning that doesn't get done, random maintenance difficulties he will blame on you, and pray he never catches you climbing through a window because you got locked out. Almost everyone who lives there has complaints about Brian trying to rob you blind. So be warned.
I rented from fall 10 through winter 11.
I loved living at Bountiful Court. It was not new but cleaning checks each month help. I have lived in new apartments with no cleaning required and won't do that again. It always had good parking and the owners obviously care about the residents.
This is a great place to live. The new management is wonderful; very friendly, honest, reliable, and easy to work with. They can be picky with cleaning checks, but as long as you fix it, they usually won't charge you. The apartment layout is open and spacious. The kitchen is huge and there are a lot of options for storage. Like most places in Provo, the construction is old but management is slowly renovating the entire complex. You can always find parking on the street or in the parking lot. If you don't have a car, the walk to campus is about 10-15 minutes. I lived in a 6 person apartment with 3 girls in one room which was the only bad thing. Overall, I'd recommend this to anyone!
I rented from winter 11 through winter 11.