ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – An Arlington apartment complex is facing major fines after the city found nearly 500 hundred violations.

Officers went building to building Monday at the La Joya Apartments on New York Avenue making sure residents were safe.

Code compliance officers found Broken windows and boarded up doors on the outside of many of the apartments, and found standing water, mold and roaches inside.

The problems were so unlivable the city had to shut down one of buildings after they found it unsafe to live in.

After inspecting a portion of the complex Monday, code compliance officers found 477 violations and wrote 25 tickets to the owner, who lives in Utah.

Officials were back at the property Tuesday morning — inspecting the remaining buildings.

The owner claims he didn’t know the complex was in such bad shape.  “He plans on repairing it and correcting the violations and we plan on meeting with him later this week,” said Brian Daugherty with Arlington Code Compliance.

The owner has a two month window to get the complex up to code before the city takes further action.

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