Greensboro, NC -- There've been a lot of attention directed at residents at Cascades Grandview Apartments and their on-going disputes with their landlords but tenants' advocates tell News 2, the problem is not unique to the Greensboro high-rise.
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Officials with the Greensboro Housing Coalition, Legal Aid and the Greensboro Landlord-Tenant Dispute program say they constantly receive calls from tenants with air conditioning problems, mold, pest infestations and other unsafe conditions.
Jon Lowder with the Piedmont Triad Apartment Association says landlords generally want to do right by their tenants because it's good for business.
And usually do. But as with any case of human interaction, there's a chance of a problem.
As a result of an increasing number of complaints, the city of Greensboro and students from UNCG formed the Greensboro Landlord-Tenant Dispute Program.
At one point, a recent report says they were receiving as many as 80 calls per month.
Janet McAuley with Legal Aid also says the organization has a constant log of cases against bad landlords.
Beth Mckee-Huger with the Greensboro Housing Coalition also says they are handling almost twice as many complaints per month than they did just a couple of years ago.
While the majority of landlords operate by the rules, McAuley says some unfortunately continue to skirt the law.
As more people enter the rental market Legal Aid and the Housing Coalition want to make sure they are educated about their rights and landlords' responsibilities.
You can read their fact/tip sheet here:
Tenants Rights And Responsibilites
Landlord-Tenant Trifold Information Packet
Renters' Legal Rights