Bedford Heights woman claims most electrical outlets in apartment have been out since March

Rick Magliano

BEDFORD HEIGHTS, Ohio (WOIO) – A Bedford Heights resident claimed most of the electrical sockets and light switches in her condominium stopped working on March 29, and the electricity crunch trouble has but to be mounted.

Michelle Vaughn, who life in the apartment, claimed, “I went in the kitchen area and I was like keep on I really do not obtained no lights!”

So she referred to as the 24-hour maintenance crew.

“He arrived and he flipped the box, and unscrewed the box out the wall, and was like, ‘oh I don’t know what happened,’” explained Vaughn.

In accordance to a letter sent to Vaughn on April 29 from condominium administration, the electrical difficulties had been thanks to maintenance that had been performed on the roof, and they took $100 off her hire.

All through the 19 News Troubleshooter team’s visit on Friday, Vaughan flipped switches in the hallway, each bathrooms, and both bedrooms.

Almost nothing turned on.

She even showed us her kitchen in which she has 1 good outlet, where she rotates her appliances.

We did find out a few of outlets in her living home that did function.

“You have 152 units in right here and if I’m spending $930 – which is a great deal of dollars,” said Vaughn. “You have the income to hire somebody.”

A crew from EDEN Housing, a nonprofit that aids Vaughan fork out her lease, also arrived out to examine out the trouble.

EDEN sent a letter to the apartment stating the electric powered troubles required to be set in 30 times, or they would withhold payment.

Just about 30 minutes right after we arrived on Friday, a letter was positioned on Vaughn’s front doorway.

It explained an electrician would be there next week.

To be good, we stopped by the leasing office to get its aspect of the story about the ongoing difficulty, and about the Monday assure.

Nobody was created accessible to satisfy with us.

However, a phone call from the apartment’s lawyer, Lisa Friedman, was followed by an electronic mail:

“There are no civil claims pending relating to these problems. Our client’s data mirror that all maintenance records are up to date and that there are no exceptional requests for supplemental routine maintenance. My shopper will follow up with the tenant’s freshly documented grievances and servicing requests.”

Our group also arrived at out to the metropolis of Bedford.

We spoke with the Mayor and the head of Housing.

They instructed us they were being mindful of the challenge and could validate that they experienced not been notified that it experienced been preset.

Nevertheless, they did know an electrician was doing work on the job.

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