Residents of KCK apartment complex say they’ve had enough

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Some residents at the Waterstone Apartments in Kansas City, Kansas say they have to deal with many issues including mold and mice.

The Waterstone Apartments complex on County Line Road looks great from the outside but residents say when you step inside their apartments you realize looks can be deceiving.

Jesica Vernon says she doesn’t want to bathe here but she says she and her family do not have a choice because requests for repairs to the manager of the apartment complex have gone unanswered for months.

“I pay $1,125 for this apartment and I expect more than this,” Vernon said.

Vernon says she’s had mold in both of her bathrooms for almost a year.

“They sent somebody over, their maintenance people and he’s like ‘oh no there’s nothing wrong with that it’s not going to hurt you,’” she said.

Barbara Scott says her hallway floor near her bathroom is rotten and she can feel it sink in every time she walks on it.

“They don’t do nothing here.  I’ve put work orders in after work orders they don’t follow through,” said Scott. “It’s been like that but they don’t want to do nothing.”

Scott says management hasn’t addressed the rodent problem either. She says she’s caught 10 mice in her apartment over the past month.

We first told you about the concerns residents have at this apartment complex in august when Rhonda Sutton called FOX 4. Sutton showed us mold on her bathroom walls and tiles in her tub that are soft to the touch.

“They painted the bathroom, they didn’t fix nothing, they didn’t chemical the bathroom, they painted the bathroom. They even painted the bathtub,” said Sutton.

Sutton says she’s moving out next month.

Vernon says she wants to move when her lease is up in December.

“It’s not right for me or my kids to have to live like this,” said Vernon.

Scott says her lease isn’t up until May but she’s packing up and hopes Section 8 can help her find another place to live before then.

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County says it inspected several apartments in August and many of the units were not in compliance.

FOX 4 was told inspectors gave the owners time to make repairs and they’re scheduled for re-inspection next week.

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