Residents fed up with apartment complex labeled 'problem child' by county officials

Repeat violations have residents fed up
Posted at 6:23 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 18:22:36-04

Hillsborough Code Inspector Kirk Bowling estimates he's visited the Park at Siena apartments dozens of times in recent years.

We contacted code enforcement after a resident sent pictures of trash and debris piling up outside one complex dumpster along with photos of rotting wood and mold under her sink.

The trash proved to be one of the final straws for Paula who says management failed to send anyone to fix the rotted boards and mold issue in her kitchen until we got involved and code enforcement showed up.

Code enforcement showed us 30 complaints involving minimum housing standards filed by residents in the last year.

Employees from the property manager’s office asked us to leave the complex. And no one responded to our request for a comment.

Two of the open cases are headed to the code board which could levy thousands of dollars in fines for violations that are not fixed