Gwinnett County tenants say apartments flood when it rains - CBS46 News

Gwinnett County tenants say apartments flood when it rains

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GWINNETT COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

When it rains, it pours inside some apartments in one metro Atlanta community.

Robert Armstrong said the smell in his apartment is so bad, it takes his breath away.

"It's so bold that it just smells like an unfinished basement in here," Armstrong said.

So three times a month he fills up this bucket with a mixture of water and bleach and then he scrubs mold off his walls.

Armstrong said every time it rains, water floods his apartment at The Retreat at Arc Way.

"When the wall fully dries from us scrubbing it, the mold grows right back," Armstrong said.

Armstrong's cousin Micquel Gay is also tired of the conditions at the apartment complex.

"I was not expecting to walk into an in-house swimming pool. We were up to our ankles in this, like seriously," Gay said.

Gay said management dug a ditch outside the apartment building and installed a new drain pipe, but the problem still exists.

"Don't just dig a hole and build a trench and think that's going to help. What about the building man? I'm not worried about the outside, I'm worried about the inside," Gay said.

So CBS Atlanta News went to the leasing office at The Retreat at Arc Way and management was unavailable.

"All I want is for the problem to get fixed," Armstrong said.

CBS Atlanta News contacted Ventron, the listed management company over the complex, but we have not heard back from them.

Armstrong said that previous management had gone so far as to discount his monthly rent because of the problem, but now current management is demanding back pay and as a result he is late on rent and has even received an eviction warning.

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