Sewage Streaked Walls, Rats… Tenants Say Bedford Apartments “Unlivable”

By Brooke Rogers | CBS11 News

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BEDFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – Tenants of a Bedford apartment complex say they’re living in filth and that their cries for help were ignored.

Miranda Broillet and her son, Shaydon, were forced to leave their apartment this week – evicted, she says, by raw sewage.

“There was water all the way to that doorway. About 2½ inches deep. I walked in, and there was sewage leaking from the ceiling,” she says.

Four days later, sewage still streaks the walls, and toilet paper remnants stick to her bedroom floor. The final blow, Broillet says, after months of mostly unanswered pleas to Linbrook Apartments and its parent company, New Jersey-based Brigelle Bedford Holdings… “I haven’t been able to cook or clean because the drains haven’t drained properly,” Broillet says. “I had stagnant water in here for a month that smelled disgusting.”

Other tenants share stories of rats, holes in the walls and mold. Bedford code compliance confirms they handled 52 cases from this complex last year and issued 32 citations. Two compliance officers even arrived when CBS11 did and paid a visit to Broillet.

But the apartment manager did not want to address it with CBS11, and said, “No comment” when asked for answers.

Code compliance says the owner is now facing another citation, and management must begin cleanup within 24 hours. But Broillet thinks it’s too late.

“I don’t think they’re livable. I don’t think any of them are livable.”

CBS reached out to the parent company for comment but were unable to reach anyone. Code compliance has now put a sign on Broillet’s apartment saying no one is allowed inside.

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  1. I also live on property and I hope you go back and talk to more residents. We need someone to help us! The owners do not answer the phone unless you don’t pay your rent. One owner actually lives in ft worth. I have a recording of a phone call to the city about my ac not working/leaking and tile peeling up causing my child and myself to cut our toes and trip. All he told me was how to try and fix it myself. The city is not on our side they allow the apartments to do half ass jobs and cover problems with duct tape. The mailboxes around the complex are preyed on by thieves that know we are forced to send our rent through the mail. Tons of residents have had their rent stolen and cashed including myself. The guy in the office does not communicate or deal with residents unless they are a new lease. He is very disrespectful and degrading especially towards women! Many people have been injured and have pending lawsuits against this complex. When I first moved here I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I moved from a complex down the street to be closer to my daughters school and now we are stuck here because they refuse to give references to residents trying to move!

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