Want some giant roof rats with your condo?

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Resident complains of giant roof rats in her rental condo, management company unresponsive By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities In Las Vegas, as in many cities in the U.S., it’s common for condominium owners to lease their units. From a tenant’s perspective, a condo rental unit looks and lives like traditional apartment home. But in a condo association, a tenant must deal with the added hassle of condo association bureaucracy. Typically, a tenant’s lease is Continue ReadingWant some giant roof rats with your condo?

Tenant, owner nightmares continue with leaky, moldy condos

No money empty pockets poor

The Worthington, Marietta, faces huge financial challenges By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities   Here’s another typical “affordable” condominium residential community near the end of its life cycle – The Worthington Condominiums, located in Marietta, Georgia. Cobb County records indicate that The Worthington consists of two buildings at 1960 and 1962 Spectrum Circle, both constructed in 1985. There are 188 units in two 7-story buildings, available in several floor plans with one to three bedrooms. Active Continue ReadingTenant, owner nightmares continue with leaky, moldy condos

FL condo owners fail to disclose sinkhole threat to tenants

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities On the heels of the many Buyer Beware stories here on IAC, this one is for tenants. I can’t tell you how many times I read these kinds of stories or hear from owners and residents that find out about major health and safety issues in their home only after they have moved into an Association-Governed Housing Community. At Manhattan Palms in West Tampa, according to ABC Action News Continue ReadingFL condo owners fail to disclose sinkhole threat to tenants

Memphis: Fox Hollow HOA becomes dumping grounds

By Deborah Goonan, Independent American Communities Think living in a townhouse homeowners association means you’ll have a well maintained neighborhood? Think again. Fox Hollow HOA in Memphis, Tennessee, is so poorly maintained and neglected that a heap of trash and broken down junk welcomes residents and visitors to their community. The City has issued code violations, but owners and residents say the HOA has not done anything to clean up the mess. Check out the Continue ReadingMemphis: Fox Hollow HOA becomes dumping grounds