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Business Name: FirstService Corporation
Corporate Address:
1815 Griffin Rd #404
Dania Beach, Florida 33004 USA

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FirstService Residential Phone Number: 954-926-2921
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Company Contact: Chuck M Fallon - CEO
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Average Rating: 1.36 out of 5
Based On: 11 Reviews
Number Of Comments: 23

FirstService Residential Reports

Reported Losses: $13,450.00
Average Reported Losses: $1,222.73

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FirstService Residential Not Willing to Work With Home Owners

I live in the Independence housing development in Winter Garden Florida. As of 2016, our county has new trucks for collecting garbage and recycling. With these new trucks they have special bins they provided that we have to use. According to the bylaws of the HOA garbage and bins can not be visible from the road (or alley behind the homes it seems) due to “aesthetic appeal”. I have tried to explain to them that due to having my garage taken up by personal items that belong there, I don’t have room in the garage for these bins. They first suggested getting the smaller ones from the county. I informed her that wouldn’t make any difference since there was simply no room at all for adding anything else.

When I spoke with Kristina Morant over the phone, FirstService Residential did not care about my situation, did not offer any solutions, did not sound caring at all, and could only repeat “make arrangements”. I then sent her a proposal that I felt would satisfy both parties. That was to use a space next to the garage and behind the AC unit (that is already hidden by bushes) to make a hide away spot using the same type of wall/fencing that was used for the patio. This way it creates a space to put the bins, keeps them out of site, and doesn’t force me to park my vehicles outside instead of in the garage where they belong. She said she would take this to the board of directors for their decision.

I didn’t hear back from FirstService Residential on it for over a month. In the mean time I found some garbage can skirts designed for these types of bins to help hide them and I have been storing them in the spot I proposed with a skirt that mimics the fence I was also proposing. Now I have a letter from her again showing the same old pictures of where the bins used to be, along with a new pic of the grass dying under where the bins are now and a threat of fines for not complying with her demands.

They refuse to work with you, refuse to listen to you and instead would rather argue with you, make demands, and fine you for not being a good little lap dog jumping to their tune. Once my niece has graduated from high school I am looking for a new place to live that isn’t ruined by an HOA that doesn’t care about its residents situations, and only about their precious “aesthetic appeal”.

Official Responses from FirstService Residential

By: James Martin On: June 17, 2015

Response from James Martin – Property Manager at First Service Residential

Joanne Picciano and her husband have terrorized the older people in the building and have harassed the cleaning and maintenace staff with name calling and threats. They then threatened me when I had to deal with their rant and raves. She uses social media to further her hate and terror to anyone who crosses their path. I did my job as a PM and the people in the building thanked me for protecting their rights to quiet enjoyment in their home. Unfortunately people like Joanne Picciano are nothing but mean and hateful. Thank you, James Martin

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Thieving mutt rats. Double charge for 1 fine. Double HOA fees and 4 to 6 weeks wait for partial refund. They try to pull a fast one on people. They’re not HOA. They’re just a waste of money. I promote petition for the removal of first service residential and or a valid replacement if one exists. #HOA hall of shame. Homeowners who are lawyers need to do something about this HOA

I own property in a community with an HOA Managed by FirstService Residential. I have paid the HOA fee by a sure pay system connected with my checking account. The HOA fee was increased and the adjusted amount should have been increase but wasn’t. I had instructed FirstService to when we purchased the house to communicate with me via e-mail but this request was ignored. Because we are traveling half the year, mail via USPS rarely reaches me. When we returned to our winter address I found a series of letters informing me of late fees they were charging as… Read more »
Well this was certainly an eyeopener and generally speaking I believe in giving people 2nd chances. Well my latest with First Service Residential Mgt Company was just very disappointing/upsetting. I am glad we fired this company that no longer handles our complex. My experience is that they screwed up on double booking an amenity room, not once but 2 years in a row! Manning reservations is not rocket science. Not only has it caused so much stress on owners to find another venue on their own on the 11th hour but to wash themselves of any responsibilty is just unprofessional.… Read more »
I have never dealt with such incompetent people in my entire life. The level of carelessness is unprecedented. I Have been dealing with this company for about 6 months now. I made an online payment that didn’t go through for reasons that I still don’ understand, as the bank information provided was correct. I made the mistake to fight the charge of $30.00 as there was no mistake on our side. They do not reply to e-mails, provide you with wrong information. I contacted them and was assured that no interest would be assessed and that they will let me… Read more »
“No is the easiest answer” “Ignore and they will give up” must be the business strategy. Very poor communication, customer service, followup, attitude, time management, problem solving, cognitive, and critical thinking skills. Can’t imagine how this company continues to drum up business; sales people must be wizards, casting a dreamy layer of value over the nightmare of unproductive, unhappy service teams with 0 agency to make win-win decisions. My experience was nothing but frustrating from beginning to end. Further, when I went to the NYC office I was told this particular dept had very strict visitation rules because of previous… Read more »

Anyone have a complaint in Santa Clarita or Los Angeles area? I’d sure love to share

Has anyone had problems with Firstservice Residental in Harford county Maryland?

Is anyone interested in a class action suit? I’m in Texas.

I’m in Virginia. This company should go out of biz. They suck!

I am interested in a class action lawsuit…I am in the Suburbs of Houston; this company acts like a dictatorial regime-someone needs to sue them…how do we get in touch?

I am! I’m in Texas as well.

I believe you Joanne, these people are monsters

Update to James Martin…….He has been fired from M&M Property Management after stealing the voter ballots that arrived VIA US mail. The old condo board was in collusion with Martin to retain control, and continue to practice unsavory and illegal dealings in Palm Aire Country Club 2.

Still under First Service Residential, changed over name I believe 2015. With few same people. Some of the people don’t know what they’re doing. Everytime I ask for request to the board, I get pretty much shot down since living in the condo as a homeowner. No wonder why we get turnovers here since 2011 and you wonder why others leave. Now, finally when they got someone on the board who is resident of here went to him first time then he becomes them, playing dirty games, and an attitude. He’s already slammed me on the email as I said… Read more »
This is a ghost company that promise too much and do not do nothing. They are allied with a group of Board directors to overvalue all Association projects and in conjunction with some contractors of “their preferences”, drain the Association funds. They have very well “trained” Property and Regional Managers in our Condo, that together with those directors, plan and carry out the strategies they want to get their interests accomplished. This is not a Management company that work like their core values state in the web page, to add value to our properties and work together with the Associates;… Read more »
I agree with the above comment. I also live in PACC2 , and have found Mr. Martin to be a complete a*****e. Mr. Martin was caught at a condo meeting disclosing the amount of a resident who was 2 weeks behind in paying their maint. fees………….he made an announcement to everyone in the room in an attempt to embarrass the resident. Check out Youtube……….”James Martin Property Manager Fail” ………..he was cold busted. I’m guessing the State of Florida was sent a copy to prove what an unprofessional, idiot this guy is. He’s on his way out……..McDonalds is always hiring. Good… Read more »
This company is nothing but talk. I used to work for them, unfortunately, and after being transferred to another account, I immediately regretted agreeing to go there. I did my best to tolerate their property manager, who was really just a lazy property manager who was more concerned about what money he was making than the job details themselves. He had no idea as to what to do with the building but was so quick to blame others, whether it was employees or residents. There was an incident in which I apologized to him for something, and instead of being… Read more »
This company is the worst. We have a first service condo manager here in Palm Aire in Pompano Florida, who thinks he’s God. His name is James Martin, and he is a real low life. He talks down to everyone, and can’t manage to supervise his staff. One of his maintenance men lives in our building and hangs out at his apartment most of the day on on the dime of the residents. He handles complaints by telling the complaining resident that they are liars, and hangs up. He’s on his way out, there have been several complaints about him.… Read more »

FirstService is notorious for sketchy business practices, for trying to cheat owners out of money by pretending they never got fees, etc. They also siphon money away from HOAs and lower service and maintenance. We save every single cancelled check — we REFUSE to do any automated billing with these thieves! We’re currently shopping for a new condo and we’ve let our real estate agent know that FirstService, or any affiliate, is an automatic dealbreaker and we will NEVER buy a condo managed by these sleazebuckets.

Yes, me too send in the payment and they cash the check late and I have to end up paying all kinds of extra fees. I am not going directly to their office and want a receipt.

It’s no surprise I found what you experienced. I have lost 3,000 dollars so far and the number is still accumulating. They put a lien on our house. After the lien, they charge charge $50 every week for consecutive 12 weeks. I asked for their regulations, never called me back. I am going to start lawsuit!

I’m in the same situation

Yes, this totally happen to me. I got automatic payment. When the price increase i receive no letter or coupon about the amount increase. They should send out letter saying i am short in payment but they never did. Until i called them to ask for my font door color code they say i owe them money.


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