Apartment renovations forces woman out on the streets

Apartment renovations forces woman out on the streets

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Imagine you have plans to move into a new apartment, but when it comes time to move in, the apartment isn't ready, and you're stuck on the streets. That's what Telisa Miller said happened to her. She explained when she was ready to move into her apartment on Saturday, but crews were still working on the outside of her new home.

Miller explained that when she signed her lease on Thursday, she was assured that everything would be ready. She showed 9News her lease, and it was dated to take effect on the 4th.  Right now, she's scrambling for answers.

“I don't know what I'm going to do,” said Miller. “I'm eating the cost of a U-Haul truck until I can find a place to go.”

Miller admitted someone from the company did giver her money back like she asked which included deposit, rent, and application fee. She added they also asked her to leave the property.

We spoke with the person, said to be the regional manager, about the apartment's condition.

“Baton Rouge inspected the apartments, and deemed the apartments to be livable and ready to live in at this point,” said the Manager.  “They're doing minor touch ups just like any other construction site around town,” he continued.

“On a Saturday where do I go?” asked Miller. “Who is just going to say, okay you can move into an apartment today.”

9News called and tried to speak with the management again, but before we left the regional manager said not to come back on the premises.

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