I-TEAM: Fix problems or don’t get paid, city tells landlords of troubled apartments
Fix the problems by Saturday or don’t get paid. That’s the message Jacksonville housing officials have for the landlords of a troubled apartment complex that the News4JAX I-TEAM first exposed last month. City leaders tell the I-TEAM that management at the Cascade Apartments in Grand Park has been told to correct all problems by Saturday otherwise affected residents can withhold their rent.
Run-down Jacksonville apartments scrutinized by mayor issued 86 code violations, $750 in fines in less than 2 years
City officials said that since October 2021, code enforcement inspectors have found 86 code violations at a Jacksonville apartment complex that has come under scrutiny after residents revealed they have been dealing with mold, crumbling staircases, rodents and more.
Renters Rights: When you can withhold your rent
How bad do things have to be for you to get out of a lease? When is it legal to withhold your rent payments? James Tyer, an attorney with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, said you CAN stop paying rent, but you do have to give your landlord a written notice.
Mayor, city leaders descend on Jacksonville apartments after I-TEAM highlights despicable living conditions
Jacksonville Mayor Donna Deegan joined other city officials and HUD representatives at the Cascade Apartments on Kings Road Tuesday afternoon. This comes after the News4JAX I-TEAM reported on the mold, pest and structural problems there.