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Salem apartment tenants given 30 days to move


AND I’M JOHN CARLIN. PEOPLE IN SALEM ARE VOICING CONCERNS … AFTER BEING TOLD TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES. THERE ARE PLANS IN THE WORKS TO RENOVATE THE BUILDING CURRENTLY HOUSING CHESTNUT MANOR RESIDENTS. TO DO SO, DEVELOPERS SAY TENANTS NEED TO MOVE OUT BY THE END OF THE MONTH. THE DECISION HAS PEOPLE SCRAMBLING TO FIND A PLACE TO LIVE. WSLS 10’S BRIE JACKSON HAS OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT. NATS OF FLOWERS TALKING 17:57:20 TO ME IT’S NOT RIGHT THEY ARE TREATING EVERYONE HERE DIRTY HERE’S A COPY OF THE LETTER LEWIS FLOWERS AND OTHER CHESTMANOR RESIDENTS RECIEVED. THIS NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF LEASE CAUGHT TENANTS OFF GUARD. LEWIS FLOWERS/ CHESTNUT MANOR RESIDENT 17:53:04 IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOUR MONTH TO MONTH, A YEAR OR TWO YEARS, THEY ARE TRYING TO BREAK IT. KEVIN MCCARTHY – MOVED HERE A MONTH AGO 17:49:26 30 DAYS TO TRY TO FIND A PLACE IN SALEM IS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS THE LETTERS ARRIVED… AS THE 40 UNIT BUILDING IS NOW UNDER CONTRACT. 18:11;28 BUYERS ARE A VERY STRONG LOCAL PLAYER IN THE REAL ESTATE MARKET CLAY TAYLOR WITH WALDVOGEL COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES SPOKE WITH US ON BEHALF OF THE BUYER. HE SAYS THE PLAN IS TO USE HISTORIC TAX CREDITS FOR MAJOR RENOVATIONS. THE BUYER WANTS TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTIOON AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND THE SPACE WOULD BE UNLIVABLE. CLAY TAYLOR / WALDVOGEL COMMERICAL PROPERTIES 18:12:19 WE ARE TALKING ABOUT A FULL OVERHAUL OF ALL THE HVAC, ALL THE PLUMBING SYSTEMS, SO THIS NOT SOMETHING THAT CAN BE DONE UNIT BY UNIT. IT’S GOING TO BE GUTTED FROM THE INSIDE OUT AND REDONE. ACCORDING TO TAYLOR, THE DETAILS OF THE SALE WERE BEING FINALIZED WHEN THESE TERMINATION LETTERS WERE DELIVERED. THE LAWYER RESPRESENTING THE SELLER SAYS THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE STAYING HERE ARE ON A MONTH TO MONTH LEASE. WHICH MEANS, UNDER VIRGINIA LAW, THE LANDLORD IS REQUIRED TO GIVE A 30 DAY NOTICE. RESIDENTS SAY THAT’S JUST NOT ENOUGH TIME TO MOVE. 17:52:01 WE SHOULD AT LEAST HAVE 2-3 MONTHS TO MOVE OUT OF HERE. THEY SHOULD GIVE US OUR DEPOSIT UPFRONT LAWYERS FOR CURRENT OWNER SAY THEY WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO HELP THOSE WITH LONGER LEASES AND HOPE TO SEE ALL SIDES REACH A FAIR AGREEMENT. FLOWERS AND OTHERS HOPE THE NEW OWNERS LISTEN TO THEIR CONCERNS AND GIVE THEM MORE TIME TO FIND A NEW PLACE TO CALL HOME. IN SALEM, BRIE JACKSON, WSLS 10. THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE HAS GIVEN RESIDENTS A LIST OF EIGHT APARTMENT COMPLEXES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA … THAT ARE SIMILAR IN PRICE TO CHESTNUT MANOR … IN HOPES OF HELPING THEM FIND OTHER HOUSING.

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