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By: Emi FitzGerald Email
By: Emi FitzGerald Email

SHERMAN -- An all bills paid apartment complex in Sherman is without some essential utilities. Residents say they've already paid their bills, and they want answers from the person they say is to blame.

Monterrey is an all-bills-paid apartment complex, but residents say on Thursday the gas was turned off in all 30 units-- even though they say they've paid their rent.

The apartment manager, who didn't want to speak on camera, says the owner of the complex lives in California, and is supposed to pay the bills.

Residents are concerned other utilities like water and electricity will be the next to go.

"The A/C don't work half the time last summer the A/C didn't work, this summer it's the same thing and now the gas is turned and don't know what's going to happen next if it's going to be the water or the electric," said Gloria Linton, an apartment resident.

We tried to contact the complex owner in California, but her information was not available.

The phone line to the manager's office was also shut off, because the bill wasn't paid.

The manager told KXII Monday night she spoke with the owner who said the gas would be turned on Tuesday morning, but would not give us a number to check the progress.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 29, 2010 at 08:56 AM
    the west lake village apartments were out of gas for 7 days a couple of months ago. Management said it was a leak but noone ever saw any digging and i think the gas got shut off due to unpayment. these apartments are gas and water paid.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 13, 2007 at 01:48 PM
    Has the gas been turned back on?
  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 02:37 PM
    Monterrey apts low rent that includes utilities, which is good for renters is not good for owners. Owner may have never had apts remetered to read separately since they are older, therefore; the incoming rent does not cover the "now" expensive utilities and a lot of the rent might be late or they have a lot of vacancies or turnover. Sometimes tenants cannot move quickly because of finances are not such to do so, they may not have family to help, or they don't want to move from school their children go to, or they may be older and can't move. Unending problem and happens a lot. Owner should meter separately each apt for utilities.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 12, 2007 at 12:17 PM
    Isn't there a law against this. I would be checking with the DA about this matter. Surely there is recourse.
  • by Alicia Location: Sherman on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:38 AM
    Seems to me that the Owner wants the monthly rent and not pay the bills and I think she or he should give the people who lives in the complex free rent for next month cause of there careless.
  • by Harry on Jun 12, 2007 at 09:23 AM
    The best advice to those people who reside at this slum lords property would be to pack their belongings and begin an immediate search for new quarters. What has happened the last few days is only the beginning of the end. It will get progressively worse. My quess is that the owner will file for bankrupcy, if they already have not done so. This is a bad situation for the tenents.
  • by Amy Location: Wilson on Jun 11, 2007 at 07:22 PM
    My question is was the apartment manager paid for his or her services?
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