Ceiling Comes Down in Duplex, Renters Blame Landlord
(Memphis) It is a soaking mess, times two. Two sisters living in a duplex experienced the same thing Saturday night.
“It went from a drip to basically raining inside,” said Cerese Burns, mother of four including a newborn.
Their ceilings came crashing down and water flooded their apartments. Their furniture has all been destroyed. It left the duplex unlivable.
“I am so angry right now because I don`t care about me, care about the fact that my son cannot come home,” said Euinidnia Mosley, who has a 13 year old. “He does not have a home to come to. This is not living conditions for a child.”
The sisters say it started with a drip, something they say they reported to their landlord last week.
“We reported it. Dripping, dripping and nobody came out,” said Burns. ”They told us they were not sending nobody out and this is the end of result of them not sending anybody out.”
Now they say they’re waiting for the landlord again. “I called them and called them and called them,” said Mosley.
They are waiting on help and for a safe place to live. “It’s really hard and they basically don`t care,” said Burns. ”They don`t care.”
WREG talked to the landlord Hardco Realty and they told us they would find the sisters another property they can live in. But, the sisters say so far that hasn’t happened. As for the sister’s belongings, they are a total loss because neither of them had renter’s insurance.