"When you're stranded at a New Haven airport because they don't have a cashier for $ exchange, the last person you expect to surprise you there is your new landlord! He made the transition SO MUCH easier. Best landlord of my life by far!"
"Long before you ever see the beautiful well-kept apartments of Haddon Hall, you will have heard the rumor. Whispered among the initiated, passed along as precious lore for a very few lucky students each year, one name stands out -- 'Arnie!' they cry 'Arnie Lehrer -- simply the best landlord in all New Haven"
"Arnold Lehrer has been a terrific landlord-always willing to take care of any problems, extremely attentive to tenants, and, just an exceptionally amiable person"
Best landlord I ever had, period. Kind, helpful, responsible, friendly. Would recommend to anyone who wants to take a little of life's everyday stresses out of graduate school."
"I've lived in 6 Lynwood for three years, all my three years of law school. I've never had a better living situation, or a better landlord. The apartments are quiet, beautiful inside, and conveniently close to campus. Arnie responds immediately to any tenant concerns, and goes out of his way to make his tenants comfortable. Last year during the hurricane or block lost power; Arnie was personally contacting the city and the power companies to lobby for our power to be restored as soon as possible. It was incredible, but not out of character. I cannot recommend these apartments highly enough."
"1214 Chapel has been a real pleasure to live at. Arnie and his staff keep the building and apartments in terrific shape and are fully devoted to their tenants. They are in the building everyday, whether just for a friendly hello or to jump on any issues. When school or life get a little crazy, it's invaluable to have the comfort of coming back to a building like 1214 Chapel. It's a great place to spend your time in New Haven."
Dear Mr. Lehrer and Mr. Magid, I just wanted to wish you a wonderful holiday season, and to say thank you for all that you do to make living at 1214 Chapel St. so nice! I really appreciate all your hard work and time you spend making sure everything is perfect around the building and in my apartment. (I love my apartment - I will be so sad when the time comes for me to move away!).
"It is has been said that Arnie is the best landlord in New Haven. I definitely agree. He is responsive, keeps the building well-maintained, and treats everyone with a high level of respect and courtesy. He set such an inspiring example that I am considering becoming a landlord myself back home after graduation. If you are moving to New Haven I recommend that you seriously consider living in one of Arnie’s buildings."
My fiance and I rented a one-bedroom from Arnie for two years while he was at Yale SOM. I have to say, after having lived in Boston and New York City, Arnie and his management team were a breath of fresh air. They were not only incredibly friendly and accommodating to whatever we needed, but were organized and were able to establish a sense of home in an otherwise temporary apartment. If anything ever needed fixing (which it rarely did), a quick phone call was dialed and someone was at the apartment within minutes. The common areas of the apartment (staircase, front entryway, laundry room & storage) were always impeccably clean. Arnie even offered to drive us home from the grocery store one afternoon! He truly does care about his tenants and it shows. I would recommend his apartments to anyone. Thanks Arnie!
If you’re looking for the best landlord in New Haven, look no further than Arnie. He offers a stellar combination of great apartments, superior service, and a genuine interest in his tenants. You will feel part of a community by living in one of his units and are unlikely to regret your decision.
As Thanksgiving was last week, I wanted to take an opportunity to say thank you to you all. You have been so kind and helpful to me and my family as I made my way to New Haven in July. It was stressful to find an apartment in CT while I was still in IN. You guys made the search so easy. I am so grateful to you all. You made the move feel less stressful and made me feel comfortable in my new home and surroundings. Not to mention, you care for my beloved cats when I am away. Thank you so much!!
I'm a current resident at 1214 Chapel Street, and I've had an absolutely wonderful time here! The landlords, Arnie, Steve and Elana, are all wonderful and super helpful. I signed my rental apartment while I was overseas -- Elana kindly took the time to Skype with me and to show me around the apartment. We settled everything while I was overseas, and everything was great when I arrived in New Haven. I'd definitely recommend staying here and would reassure anyone who is also overseas that Skype is a very good way to view the apartment.
Everyone told me that Arnie is the best landlord in New Haven, but I'm convinced Arnie must be one of the best landlords in the country. His apartments are beautiful, perfectly maintained, and Arnie and Steve go beyond expectations to offer truly excellent service to tenants. Over the course of the year, Arnie and Steve became two treasured friends who I enjoyed chatting with daily and knew I could count on always and without hesitation. Arnie also knows a tremendous amount about New Haven and the local community, which he made me feel a part of. I admire Arnie greatly and strongly recommend living in Arnie's building to anyone lucky enough to have the opportunity.
I've really enjoyed my three years living at 1214 Chapel St. while in New Haven. Arnie and Steve have been friendly and prompt to respond to any issues. They have both gone out of their way to make me feel welcomed. I am especially reminded of this past winter when I was recovering from foot surgery - they not only made sure I was getting around okay, but they would even help me do small tasks around the apartment, such as carry my laundry basket to the basement, to keep pressure off my feet. I am very grateful to have found them and this apartment and recommend them for others considering a home in New Haven!
If you are looking for a great place to hang your hat for the next few years in New Haven, I've got a recommendation for you. Arnie Lehrer has two fantastic buildings (one of which I live in) that are just a few blocks away from Old Campus. It's a family run business that feels like home from day one. Arnie, Elana and Steve are amazing landlords. You will not ever go without. If something breaks, a repair will be promptly made. If you go on vacation, Steve will graciously take care of your beloved cat. You will always be greeted with a smile and sometimes even fed, as they host a great family dinner for all new tenants to get to know your neighbors. I honestly can't say enough good things about my experience. I know you will feel the same.
Congrats and enjoy New Haven
Congrats and enjoy New Haven
My wife and I lived in 1214 Chapel Street during my time as a graduate student at Yale. While we initially looked at some of the bigger buildings, we were won over by Steve and Arnie’s obvious kindness and attention to detail. We weren’t disappointed: during our time in New Haven, we absolutely could not have asked for better landlords than Steve and Arnie. From keeping the building in beautiful condition, to always asking how we were doing, to creating a supportive community, they truly gave us a fantastic living experience. I can’t recommend their team or 1214 Chapel strongly enough
I lived at 1214 Chapel Street during my first year in New Haven as a resident at Yale New Haven Hospital, and I was so grateful to Arnie and Steve for making this transition as smooth as possible. They were both warm, welcoming, and responded quickly to any questions or concerns about the apartment, often going above and beyond what is expected. After moving to a brand new city, it was invaluable to have a friendly, knowledgeable landlord that treated me like family. The property was well maintained, quiet, and charming. It was the perfect location with convenient access to work and downtown New Haven. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone looking for graduate housing in New Haven.
My wife and I rented 1214 Chapel Street, Apt #30, for 2016-2017. Arnie and Steve do an amazing job taking care of the building - if there is ever any issue, they will take care of it immediately - even minor problems like a loose handle. They even watered our plants for us while we were on our honeymoon. The building is very safe and the community is nice: all Yale-affiliated people, and Steve and Arnie know everyone by name. And, it's a 5-minute (safe) walk to main campus, which was really convenient for us. The space is enormous and very well lit - we had a room we could use if friends were ever staying over (it was also an office, but we ended up working in the massive living room). If you are bothered by light coming in and waking you up in the morning, it is easy to put up a curtain. Before choosing this place, we explored about a dozen different options. Let me just say that If I were to rent anywhere in New Haven, it would 100% no reservations be on 1214 Chapel!
There's no better landlord than Steve and Arnie. I lived at 1214 Chapel during all three years of law school, and never had to worry about anything. Steve and Arnie took care of every question and need I had during that time: quick repairs, always a friendly hello when they were in the office, and a genuine care for tenants. They made the place feel like home. When school was stressful, my living situation never was. I can't recommend them enough.
I cannot imagine a better place to have lived while going to grad school in New Haven. Arnie, Steve, and Elana are the best team of landlords and property managers I will ever encounter. They care deeply about making their tenants feel safe and comfortable so that they can worry about their school work instead of their apartments. These three are very responsive to tenant questions and requests for help—as an example that is more typical than out of the ordinary, I once came back after a late night of studying for finals to find that the smoke detector in my apartment was beeping because the battery was low. I called Steve at 2 am, and he immediate drove downtown to replace the batteries, knowing that I would get more sleep and do much better on my finals if the smoke detector wasn’t beeping all night. Arnie and Steve were so helpful in getting my stuff moved in and out, setting up my apartment, fixing things when they broke, keeping the common areas clean and neat, and making me feel safe. They truly live up to their motto of “safe, clean, and quiet,” and I feel very grateful I got to live in their building.
Our first introduction to Arnie and Steve dates back to the summer of 2014 when my youngest daughter sublet an apartment at 2 Lynwood Place .As a newcomer to the community their greeting was so welcoming and her short stay a pleasing one.
A few years pass and my oldest daughter finds herself returning to Yale to attend law school.. Without hesitation she rents from Arnie!
As we fast forward in time she just resigned her lease for her third and final academic year.
As a parent, you have comfort in knowing that either Arnie or Steve is just a phone call away 24/7. They have never failed to answer our calls and act upon our requests promptly. Most importantly though, they are truly concerned about making the "student" your child, safe and happy.
The building has great charm, offers a quiet study environment, safe and secure , and is perfectly located to both the campus and nearby retail.
New Haven is fortunate to have Arnie as a landlord and so are we!
I lived in a studio apartment at 1214 Chapel for three years and absolutely loved it! I've had a fair share landlords in the past and was blown away by the kindness, availability and generosity of Steve and Arnie. They go out of their way to do anything they can to help their tenants. It is a prime location, I always felt safe walking home and the property is very well maintained. It was the perfect place to call home and I would highly recommend it to anyone moving to New Haven!
Having moved to Yale from abroad it was so refreshing to have such a dedicated, caring and welcoming team running the apartment building. Steve was always there for anything, he went above and beyond to make my time at 1214 comfortable, safe and enjoyable. He fixed furniture for me, watered my plants, helped me move my belongings, all of the things I my parents (on the other side of the world) were unable to help me with. I've had so many landlords over the years and by far these guys are the best. Thanks for everything!!