and Video Courtesy of Channel 6 Miami
By Nathalia Ortiz
Published November 25, 2019
Homeowners at a Miami-Dade apartment complex are up
in arms after heavy rain flooded their homes.
Residents at Fontainebleau Gardens found pools of
water in their lobby along with pieces of the ceiling. They are blaming
the Home Owner's Association, but the Home Owner's Association says they
"The problem is that we have a board of directors who are not making
decisions in our favor. They are hiring people that are not doing a good
job," resident Terese Roldan says.
Roldan says the Association contracted workers to fix the building's
roof before the repairs were quickly abandoned.
But, Elizabeth Amador, president of the complex's Home Owner's
Association, says she vetted more than three companies before selecting
the roofing company.
Amador adds residents were notified the repairs would cause
inconveniences and that the leaks were nothing new.
Several Families say they have been dealing with
a major leak in their apartment complex, and now they are
"This has been going on since 2016. We had to gather money. We had to
manage things. We had to look for it to make the repairs," Amador says.
The current roof repairs are costing property owners $1,200,000.