Tenants complain of bad conditions at apartments in Delaware

April 30, 2013 3:55:58 PM PDT
Residents of a Delaware apartment complex say their homes are crumbling around them and the complex owners aren't doing anything about it.

On Tuesday, Action News spoke with Lawana Pipkin, a resident of the Village of Red Clay Apartments in Mill Creek.

She said she's complained about holes in her ceiling, mold problems and more since February.

Authorities with New Castle County Licenses and Inspections did an enforcement sweep last month and found 71 apartments with code violations.

Fifty of those units currently have tenants living in them, including Pipkin.

Officials tell Action News most of the violations were plumbing related, nothing that would require relocating a tenant.

They say they have been holding weekly meetings with the complex owners to make sure progress is made within thirty days.

The complex manager told Action News on Tuesday the company is working with the county to make those repairs.

As for Pipkin's apartment specifically, the manager said some of repairs would take more time.