Apartments in Phenix City face upset residents after being without gas

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) -  Troubles continue Wednesday, according to residents in a local apartment complex.

Those living in Edmond Estates in Phenix City say they've been without gas and in some cases air for hours.

"We don't know anything. We didn't even get a letter that says our gas would be off, which I feel we should've gotten," said tenant Shakena King.

News Leader 9 arrived at the complex around 9 p.m. Tuesday night and spoke with residents who say they were without gas and unable to cook at Edmond Estates.

On Wednesday, we returned to see what the situation was and tenants say they are still looking for answers.

"I was shocked…hopefully today they'll get it turned back on and we will get to cook something," said resident Raymond McCory.

Gas is back on, according to local private attorney Travis Hargrove who represents Edmond Estates Apartments, but several air conditioning units are out and management says replacements have been ordered.

Residents are not the only ones who say they are upset with management. In a lawsuit, a local lawn care company says management owes them over $5,000 in service fees.

"To small businesses here in Columbus $5-10,000 is significant revenue and that's what we are talking about here is small, family-owned businesses," Business Attorney Hayden Barnes told News Leader 9's Parker Branton in July 2017 around the time the lawsuit was filed.

Local attorneys say the lawsuit against Miracle Mile Realty Group, who manages Edmond Estates, says Columbus business Four Seasons Lawn Care is out thousands for services they say they were never paid for. To view the lawsuit click here.

Miracle Mile manages Edmond Estates of Phenix City and Eagle Trace Apartments in Columbus on behalf of PF Holdings LLC. -  the New Jersey-based company who also owns the Ralston Towers in Columbus.

We reached out to the New Jersey-based company along with local attorney representation in the Chattahoochee Valley and no comment has been issued for the lawsuit or issues with residents.

Attorneys representing the local lawn care business say they could potentially reach a settlement soon in the case over not being paid for services.

Serv Pro of Columbus, a restoration service, is also suing PF Holdings for services over $10,000 that were never paid for, according to the company. To view the Serv Pro of Columbus lawsuit click here.

Meanwhile, residents who live in these apartments say they just want their gas turned back on.

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