Union City man at odds with landlord over condo - CBS46 News

Union City man at odds with landlord over condo

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A Union City man who said his landlord will not fix a leak that has continuously flooded the entire first floor of the condo he is renting, will have to move out or take the landlord to court according to the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. Travis McClendon said he moved into the unit in the 4700 block of Flat Shoals Road in March and the water has been flowing from the kitchen dishwasher ever since.

"It has flooded my kitchen, bathroom, front room and now mold is growing," McClendon said. 

McClendon said the landlord, Will Walton, promised to fix the leak and repair holes in the ceiling back in March, but he said the problems remain.

"Walton had a man come out and fix some leaky pipes, but that is the only thing that he did. The dishwasher is still leaking," McClendon said.

Walton told CBS46 reporter Bernard Watson McClendon knew about the condition of the property before he moved in and asked if he could stay anyway.

"I wouldn't live there but I told them that in the beginning. They asked me if they could stay there and pay rent, and I told them the condition of the unit and they were OK with it because they were sleeping in their car," Walton said.

McClendon said he stopped paying weekly installments of the $600 month rent three weeks ago. Walton disputes that. He said McClendon has not paid a full month's rent yet.

Despite the condition of the condo, according to Union City Code Enforcement, the dispute between the two parties is a civil matter. Union City also encourages tenants and landlords to check with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for help.

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