Headaches abound for students who rent from off-campus leasing agency

It wasn't long after moving into their off campus house that Camille Schreiner and her three roommates, all students at the University of Minnesota, started filing a number complaints against the management company for everything from the mildly annoying to the downright dangerous.

A carbon monoxide leak last fall left the four students without heat or hot water for three days. Much to their surprise, when they called the local fire department to fix the issue they discovered the smoke detectors in their building were expired. Perhaps worst of all, Schreiner claims the property is legally a three-bedroom residence--though the company, Millenium Management, told the residents it was a four-bedroom. All of this, and they claim Millenium hasn't been receptive to fixing their problems at all.

They aren't alone.

"I feel really frustrated and disgusted with the company especially hearing what other students are telling me that have rented through the company," Schreiner said. "It's scary."

On their website, Millenium bills itself as a go-to resource for Minnesota students looking for housing. In November, however, the University identified the company as one of several leasing agencies that have repeatedly violated the school's housing policies. 

Millenium Management appealed to be taken off the list, though Schriener simply wishes they would call her back.

"I think a lot of students don’t feel safe in a lot of these homes," she said. "It doesn’t feel like home."

Millenium Management did not respond to Fox 9's request for comment.