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3 ON YOUR SIDE: Tenants complain of absent landlord

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By David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - For nine months now, Cassandra Williams has struggled to live in the rough conditions of her Topp Avenue apartment.

"We living in filth.  We got rats, roaches, the roof falling in.  The commode is falling off," said Williams.

Cassandra said she's repeatedly attempted to get her landlord Robert Smith to make the repairs.

"You can call him.  He won't answer his phone then when he answers his phone, he'll tell you he's sending a plumber or electrician, [that] he's gonna come and take care of it," said Williams. 

Other tenants said Wednesday they've complained too with no results.

We contacted Robert Smith, and a representative for him told us that over the years, tenants have repeatedly abused his Topp Avenue apartments.  Some even stripped the units of appliances to sell at The Can Man down the street.

Current tenants said they'll continue to make their own repairs as long as they can, which may not be long.

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