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Troubled South Augusta Apartment Complex To Remain Open For Now

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Augusta commissioners heard shocking details about people living in squalor amid unsafe conditions in a South Augusta apartment complex at the Tuesday, Nov. 2 meeting.

The commissioners directed the Planning Department to act immediately to remedy the problem.

The owners of Azalea Park Apartm...

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  1. THE ARTICLE REVEALS THAT 70 LEASEHOLDERS IN THE 200 UNIT COMPLEX FACE EVICTION . THE ARTICLE IS SILENT ON WHETHER THE EVICTIONS ARE FOR FAILURE TO PAY RENT . THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IMPOSED A MORATORIUM ON EVICTIONS DURING THE FIRST YEAR OR SO OF THE COVID PANDEMIC. THE U S SUPREME COURT ONLY RECENTLY RULED THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’s MORATORIUM WAS NOT
    LEGAL .
    BUT THE PROPERTY OWNER / LANDLORD IS EXPECTED TO PAY PROPERTY TAXES TO RICHMOND COUNTY , MAINTAIN FIRE INSURANCE , KEEP THE PROPERTY IN GOOD REPAIR , AND PAY THE MORTGAGE —-
    WHILE A LEASEHOLDER PAYS ZERO RENT .
    THE ARTICLE IS SILENT —- BUT HAD THE LEASEHOLDER WITH THE PLUMBING ISSUES PAID HIS RENT ???
    THE ARTICLE IS SILENT —- BUT WHAT ARE THE REASONS THAT 70 EVICTIONS ARE PENDING ???
    IS THE CIVIL / MAGISTRATE COURT IN RICHMOND COUNTY ADEQUATELY AND TIMELY ADDRESSING THE BACKLOG OF EVICTION CASES NOW THAT THE U S SUPREME COURT HAS RULED ???
    DOES ANYONE ALLEGE THAT THE LANDLORD BROKE WINDOWS , PUT HOLES IN WALLS AND CEILINGS , CAUSED FIRE DAMAGE , ETC . ???
    A FOLLOW UP ARTICLE REVEALING THE REST OF THE STORY WILL BE APPRECIATED.

  2. 70 evictions!? I am commenting from the perspectives of a former regional property manager and regional maintenance manager. Whether a tenant is under an eviction or not the community has to be maintained in a safe and habitat condition. It can be frustrating having non-paying residents riding the clock until they are forced to move for non-payments or other causes, but the management team, including the owners should do their best to uphold minimum living standards.

  3. “…District 7 Commissioner Sean Frantom’s attempt to add the item to the consent agenda, which would have avoided public discussion of the matter,…” What is it with our so-called representatives? It seems the only reasons they run for office are self-serving greed, vanity, resume-building, or power-mongering. Frantom is unresponsive to his constituents, absent from major votes, and on the wrong side of many issues. During his initial campaign, he endorsed transparency in government. Guess he has a short memory.

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