TLT Properties

41 East University | Champaign, IL | 217.355.1950

Testimonials from TLT Properties' Tenants

    • "Todd is one of the best landlords I had the pleasure of renting from. He's very friendly and professional, receptive and responsive to issues you may have, and respects your privacy. His places are reasonably priced and I will rent from him again if need be. I highly recommend", from Tom S., April 16, 2022.
    • "Renting from TLT properties was amazing! Todd is so responsive and always happy to help! Jim who helped with the maintenance is also very friendly! Overall would rent from TLT properties again!", from Rosa H., July 25, 2021.
    • "Todd, and Jim do an amazing job quickly responding to any issues that arise and helping resolve those issues right away. Both are professional with their responses, and show a ton of respect for their tenants. I highly recommend renting from TLT Properties.", from Fernando M., July 14, 2021.
    • "Todd was by far the most understanding, approachable, and helpful landlord I've ever had. He and his maintenance team are quick to resolve any issues that may come up, and he is very responsive to all emails/communications. I also appreciate the fact that my check was always cashed within two days of dropping it off - after living places where they sit on checks this was a nice change! Very trustworthy, friendly, and empathetic - would definitely recommend!", from Jack D., June 2, 2021.
    • "I've been living in my apartment for seven years. About two years ago, TLT Properties bought my building. Todd is a great landlord and the maintenance team is very fast in fixing things. I am getting ready to move and the process of showing my apartment has been very easy. Todd regularly updated me with at least three days notice before a showing. Much appreciated!", from Lauren J., May 25, 2021.
    • "I didn't know anything about TLT when I signed my lease with Todd, the owner, but I have had a great experience. He is genuine and responsive. This is my first year renting from him, but I wish I was staying longer. I loved my unit. Maintenance is personable and caring, which is rare. I highly recommend renting from Todd. I know I won't hesitate in the future.", from Olivia P., May 24, 2021.
    • "Great place and great community to live! Awesome landlord!!!", from Khan C., May 20, 2021.
    • "I've really enjoyed my time renting with Todd and TLT properties. I have lived in the same apartment for 6 years now while in grad school and would definitely rent from him again in the future. Anytime I've needed anything he has responded really quickly to get whatever it was I needed addressed and he has been flexible with changes I've asked to make to the space. Also, as a single woman living alone I've never felt uncomfortable with him or the person who responds for maintenance and repairs, which is something I totally appreciate. I really love my apartment and the location and rent is super reasonable. I've rented from lots of different companies in different states over the years, and TLT is by far the most positive experience I've had.", from Hope H., May 14, 2021.
    • "The Best landlord by far. I highly recommend them. I'm going to stay with them for a long time. Landlord is on point with everything. Maintenance is alway on time and fast no matter the problem Love living in his properties", from Carrie P., April 15, 2021.
    • "I have lived at my apartment in Tolono for almost 4 years and it was a great experience. Todd is very easy to work with and a very accommodating landlord. He makes renting easy and if I had any issues (very little to report) maintenance was on it! I would stay longer if I wasn't moving out of town. You won't be disappointed.", from Ashley M., April 7, 2021.
    • "I rented from TLT Properties for 3 years and Todd(Landlord) and Jim(Maintenance) are the best guys I ever rented from...Always willing to work with you,I highly recommend TLT Properties...they're great.", from Ramone S., April 2, 2021.
    • "Living with TLT properties was a great experience! Though it was only for a year, it felt like home. Todd is very accommodating and quick to respond to any and all questions. His maintenance crew is also quick, efficient and professional. I recommend signing with him!", from Tommy T., March 15, 2021.
    • "I rented with Todd for almost 3 years and it has been a great experience. He has always been responsive and accommodating. And easy to reach for whatever we may have needed. Jim, the head of maintenance, has always addressed our maintenance requests promptly and done an exceptional job. They are both very professional and responsive. We would have stayed longer had we not bought a home of our own. I would absolutely recommend to anyone in the Champaign/Tolono area.", from Jessica S., March 10, 2021.
    • "Lived in an apartment of Todd's for about 5 years. It was an enjoyable experience and it always felt like my space not that I was in a rental. If there was ever any issue it would get taken care of swiftly and promptly. I can't say enough good things about Jim the maintenance guy. Such a sweet guy and would drop what he was doing to sure any issues I had were taken care of (Not there were many, just little things) Would definitely rent from again.", from Scott S., March 6, 2021.
    • "Renting with Todd has been a great experience. He has always been responsive and accommodating, while Jim, the head of maintenance, has always addressed our maintenance requests promptly. We were with TLT for just over two years and would have stayed longer had we not bought a home of our own. I would absolutely recommend to anyone in the Champaign area.", from Jennifer K., November 22, 2020.
    • "This is the best company I have ever rented from. Look no further.", from Greta L., October 23, 2020.
    • "Iíve lived in one of TLT properties apartments for about a year. Anytime I have ever had an issue they are out within a few hours and take good care of me. I highly recommend renting from them. Super affordable and friendly!", from Cole N., October 19, 2020.
    • "We rented from Todd for almost 16 years. We raised two daughters in the house we rented and made many fond memories there. We thought about buying a house and moving many times, but our family was so comfortable and happy in our rental that we just never made the jump! We did finally decide to buy a house and move out of our rental, but it was bitter sweet. Todd was a great landlord and was always available by email or text, very quick to respond. He was more than helpful many times through the years that we lived in our rental. Jim, who does maintenance, was fantastic and always took care of any issues that came up in a timely manner. I would recommend renting from Todd to anyone that's looking for a place!", from Sarah E., October 18, 2020.
    • "I was a tenant for over a year. I am a single mom of 2 and if I needed anything at all, the maintenance man was always a phone call away. The building was clean and comfortable and a great 1st place for my kids and I! Mr. Thorstenson is a busy man but easy to reach, understanding, incredibly flexible, and quick to respond. I really enjoyed living in his property!", from Andrea C., September 23, 2020.
    • "I've rented from TLT Properties over the past year and have had a very positive experience. Todd was organized and prompt to respond to any issues I had. Plus he is a nice guy and was always willing to help me when I needed something. Definitely recommend!", from Brian R., August 4, 2020.
    • "I had no issues renting from Todd and TLT Properties. Everyone responded quickly and showed interest in fixing any issues I may have had. There are a lot of companies in the CU that will take advantage, but I experienced none of that with TLT Properties. Overall, a good experience.", from Mike D., July 30, 2020.
    • "Renting with TLT was so easy. I've never met such a down to earth and reliable landlord. As soon as we had a problem he did his best to fix it, the apartment was affordable and fair, and we were right in the middle of Champaign. I doubt you'll find a more understanding person. He went above and beyond for a landlord. I would recommend renting to friends or family.", from Emily M., April 17, 2020.
    • "Todd is the best landlord ever! I have really enjoyed living and working with his company. I would refer him to all of my friends and family. Jim is amazing too! He is so helpful with any repairs! If you want a great place to stay, then call Todd! Don't miss out on a wonderful experience!", from Theopolies M., April 15, 2020.
    • "I've lived in properties owned and/or managed by TLT Properties for over ten years. Fair. Responsive. Respectful.", from Robert T., March 18, 2020.
    • "I loved working with Todd at TLT and his maintenance team! I hated to leave (moved out of state) and if I still lived in Champaign I would still be at my sweet little apartment on Washington managed by TLT. There are some pretty bad management companies, but TLT is great!", from Ashley G., August 27, 2019.
    • "Todd is the best landlord ever, maintainence is always there if you need any assistance, Jim is the guy. If I did not move out of state, I would definitely stay in one of Todd's properties.", from Alrick S., July 2, 2019.
    • "We have rented from TLT for 2 years now. Todd is very fair and understanding. Whenever weíve contacted him, he was always quick to respond. If repairs were needed, they would be done within 48 hrs of us contacting maintenance. It only took longer if a part had to be shipped in. First year renting from him, the fridge broke down. That same day a brand new one was brought in. I will recommend everyone to rent from him.", from Myeshia H., June 27, 2019.
    • "I've rented from a few different places in Champaign, and this is the best place I've lived so far. The staff are all very friendly, helpful, and easy to talk to. The properties are really great, with many near downtown. I love my current apartment, too! Maintenance is off the charts - even bigger jobs are fixed promptly and well, to my delight. Would absolutely recommend this property company to anyone looking to rent in Champaign.", from Luisa R., May 19, 2019.
    • "As a tenant for over 4 years, I have very much enjoyed living at near downtown State street property. Todd is responsive to larger issues, and Jim, the maintenance man, is wonderful. My wife and I have loved living at this area of Champaign and a large part of that is living at a TLT properties building.", from David S., April 16, 2019.
    • "I've been renting from TLT Properties for a few years. Todd, the owner, is always prompt in replying to emails, and deals with any issues we have quickly. Jim, head of maintenance, is amazing! He deals with any issues immediately, and explains what the problem was and how he fixed it. Both Jim and Todd are only an email or text away, which is not always the case with other rental agencies in the Champaign-Urbana area. I have had a great experience renting from TLT Properties, and would have continued to do so if I wasn't moving away.", from Allison P., April 16, 2019.
    • "Iíve lived in one of Todd Thorstensonís apartments for two years, and couldnít be happier. The apartment itself is a gem, and both Todd and Jim, the maintenance manager, are super responsive to any issues in the house or apartment. I feel lucky to have found this apartment!", from Leslie C., April 12, 2019.
    • "My husband and I have lived with TLT Properties for the last four years with two different apartments. Throughout that time, we've always felt great about our tenant-landlord relationship. When there was a problem, we knew we could reach out and receive a solution. The maintenance team is excellent and very friendly. We would highly recommend TLT Properties!", from Shelby A., April 2, 2019.
    • "Todd's been my landlord for five years, and I've happy with the arrangement. He balances being available for his tenants while not trying to get too much in their business. My maintenance requests have been promptly responded to.", from Josh W., April 1, 2019.
    • "I've rented with Green Street Realty, JSM, and Roland Realty in Champaign, and leasing from TLT Properties has outshined them all. Todd shows great attentiveness to my concerns and has always been prompt in replying to my emails or texts. TLT Properties' Chief of Maintenance, Jim, is likewise prompt on tending to any fixes and is courteous about sending a reminder text to each tenant for pest control continuity every month. It is a great feeling to know that if you have a question, your landlord and maintenance contact is just a text or email away. Previous landlords have required me to log into a tenant portal and submit requests for maintenance with no prompt replies and with half-hearted work put into the fixes. At TLT Properties, Jim and his team have been consistent in fixing any maintenance requests in a timely and complete manner. Previous landlords have required me to jump through hoops to try to locate a manager about any problems that would be addressed with a landlord and most often I would only get as far as speaking with some irritated administrative assistants behind a front desk. With TLT Properties, I've been able to directly connect with Todd. TLT Properties has been the best company I've rented from in the Champaign, IL area. I highly recommend!", from Aly K., April 1, 2019.
    • "I've lived here for about a year and a half, and haven't had any problems. The maintenance staff is wonderful, and the building is well kept. The price for living downtown is great.", from Lydia B., March 31, 2019.
    • "TLT properties is the best we have been with them in a apartment in Tolono for 3 or 4 years and would still rent from them if we had not bought a house. You can't go wrong with them friendly staff and owner just a pleasure to rent from.", from Michael S., March 31, 2019.
    • "By far the best company to rent from in the Champaign area. Extremely friendly service with the utmost care and respect for their tenants. Maintenance calls are quickly answered and fixed even faster. Rent is very fair and definitely get a bargain. Would rent from again any time!", from Ben T., November 3, 2011.
    • "I rented from TLT Property Management for 2 years and never had a problem. They were responsive to my inquiries and handled all maintenance requests almost immediately. The apartment I rented was in great condition. They were even willing to paint the living room walls a color of my choosing and worked with my schedule to get it done. My apartment was in a great location and within walking distance to many great restaurants and bars. I would definitely recommend renting from TLT!", from Kristy K., September 1, 2011.
    • "From 2006-2011 i lived in Champaign while earning my PhD at Illinois. I stayed in the same apartment (in a multi-apt. big house) all 5 years because it fit my needs - spacious, quiet, and it had character. Mostly, I enjoyed my time in my apartment because i had friendly maintenance/repair workers, a responsive landlord, and a great location. I never heard from TLT employees unless it was important, and I was always able to communicate with them when i needed. It was great; I enjoyed my 5 years in my apartment near downtown Champaign. I did not have any noise issues from neighbors/other tenants in the house. Paying rent was convenient to drop off at the TLT office in downtown - and rent was quite reasonable. Although I have moved on in life, my 5 years had a lot of good memories. My living situation allowed for many good years.", from John K., June 15, 2011.
    • "We live in the Tolono TLT Properties Apartments...This is the first apartment we have lived and we have struck the jackpot. Both Todd(landlord) and Jim (maintanence) are absolutely wonderful. Todd has been very understanding and willing to work with us and Jim's response time to any maintanence issue we have had is amazing. I intend to stay where we are for several years and if the need arises that we should have move I am going to do my best to stay with Todd and TLT Properties,..I couldnt imagine renting from anyone else.", from Emily B., May 23, 2011.
    • "Todd at TLT Properties is a fantastic landlord; we are so impressed with how helpful and patient he is. Whenever we e-mail him for a maintenance issue, he responds within ten minutes and sends someone the same day. The maintenance guys (Jim and Kenny) are so, so nice too! For example, last summer our fridge and our AC system crapped out. They were both fixed within 24 hours! You really can't beat that. Todd is polite and accommodating, and he's a runner, which makes him cool. We definitely recommend renting from him if you can. He is, by far, the best landlord that we have encountered in the CU area.", from Mica S., May 22, 2011.
    • "I have lived in several different apartments over the years and Todd, the landlord, is by far one of the best owners I have had. He usually responds to any inquiries within minutes of sending him an email. He even came to investigate a problem a 10pm at night. Not many landlords will do that. He stays on top of maitainence requests and gets his maintaince staff over to fix any problems in a timely manner. The maintainece staff is very friendly and professional and will accommodate you to get your issue resolved as soon as possible. I would highly recommend any of his properties.", from Pat B., May 20, 2011.
    • "I have had some really bad landlords before and was very happy to find that Todd was reliable and trustworthy. He responded to problems quickly and I would for sure recommend leasing from him.", from Robin E., May 20, 2011.
    • "In the years of being a renter,TLT Properties is one of the best. You couldn't ask for a better landlord. Todd is always quick to respond to your needs and the maintenance staff is always quick to respond to issues. Would recommend to anybody.", from Bob M., May 20, 2011.
    • "I definitely recommend TLT property. The owner, Todd, is a really great guy and quick to respond to any request. On the two occasions that I needed to call maintenance he made sure they came right away, and they always took care of what I needed quickly. I also had to rent the apartment before seeing it (because I was arriving from abroad), and he was very trustworthy about the whole transition and always made me feel like my decision was secure. All in all, TLT is great!", from Brady C., May 16, 2011.
    • "TLT Property (Todd) has always been incredibly generous and patient. He has been more than reasonable with a variety of everyday issues we all face as renters. He has always been more than reasonable, quick to respond, and open and sensitive to his tennants needs and suggestions. Todd is a very trustworthy landlord, I would recommend him to anyone! His maitenance team has always been courteous and quick to respond to my requests, questions, and needs. Renting from him was a great expierience, I hope I have such luck with future rental companies!!!", from Jackie P., May 13, 2011.
    • "Todd at TLT is very easy to work with. He always made sure everything in my apartment was working correctly, and was quick to fix any maintenance issues that came up. I found him to be a flexible landlord who was very easy to get along with. I would definitely rent from him again.", from David W., May 13, 2011.
    • "Todd, who runs TLT, is a really cool guy. Before I first moved to Champaign-Urbana for grad school I found one his properties online. Because I was unable to to travel to look at the place in person, Todd e-mailed many photos of the properties to me, and I rented the place. This was one of the wisest decisions I ever made, and all my years renting from TLT was a very positive experience. The maintenance requests are answered immediately, Todd is fair and very attentive (but never obtrusive), and when it came time for me to leave Illinois I got my deposit returned quickly. I will be returning to the university is August and I am hoping to to again rent from TLT!", from Thom D., May 12, 2011.
    • "I've rented apartments at two of TLT's properties and am moving to a third in August. The rent is reasonable, and the manager as well as the maintenance staff is always friendly and quick to respond. They've got a wide variety of properties, so you can always upgrade or downgrade if your situation changes. I've got nothing but nice things to say about them!", from Marion M., May 9, 2011.
    • Please see more reviews on