Residents: MWC Apartment Complex Infested With Bugs, Mold

Monday, October 15th 2012, 11:43 pm

By: News 9

News 9 is hearing from some people who say their apartment complex is infested with bugs and even dangerous mold. This is happening right now in Midwest City.

The frustrations with mold, bed bugs and roaches have residents so fed up, and things took an ugly turn on Monday. We drove up in the midst of an altercation between management and tenants that police had to settle.

The Smiths say they've lived in filth for months after dozens of calls to property management. Nadene Smith called news 9 to say her son is suffering. Their apartment isn't the only one.

Residents tell us the insect infestation at the Silverwood Apartments has been an ongoing problem. The issues don't end in the bedroom, black bold and foul odors float through units.

"They come and fix the mold underneath the sink. Once it came back, I told them about it, they come back and I told them about it again, they said they will get to it, that is five months ago," Smith said.

Now, Smith is 8-months pregnant.

The property manager refused to be interviewed on camera but gave News 9 a hand-written statement which reads,

"Management at Silverwood Apartment is aware of the situation and is taking the proper steps to remedy the problem."

Property manager at Silverwood told News 9 maintenance crews will be here Wednesday to fix the problems, meanwhile several residents are looking to move.

Oklahoma law states any health hazard allows a tenant to break the lease.


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