LAGRANGE, Ga. - Some people who live at a LaGrange apartment complex said they are fed up with the living conditions and hope the city will step in to do something.
Thursday, FOX 5’s Kerry Charles obtained documents from the city of LaGrange which outline code violations at the Tall Pines Apartments. The 150-plus page city report shows the officials have repeatedly warned the property owner about a number of complaints, including mold infestation, plumbing leaks, and electrical problems. The report dates back to September 2015.
“I have to leave my house because it's too hot to sleep in there,” said Rosie Dunlap, who lives at the apartment. “I leave and go stay with my daughter.”
Dunlap said she complained to the city about a malfunctioning HVAC unit which left her without heating, cooling, or air conditioning. It’s an issue which appears several times in the public records.
Sierra Weaver has two small children, a two-year-old and a 10-month-old. She moved to her unit three months ago following problems with another unit.
“A Tupperware tub. That's what I have to bathe them in. I can't even bathe them in the sink because I can't use my sink,” said Weaver.
Ledic Realty, a real estate management firm overseeing Tall Pines Management, said its partners have decided to sell the property. The firm confirmed the LaGrange Housing Authority as a potential buyer.
“We are very confident that the management and staff that is here now is addressing those violations,” says Alton West with the City of LaGrange Community Development Office. “We look forward to working with them in the future.”
Ledic Realty said the sale to the LaGrange Housing Authority, or another business or organization, could be completed by the end of the year.