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Residents at The Vue in Beachwood band together, organize a tenant association

Posted at 5:42 PM, Jan 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-19 17:42:32-05

After two weeks, unsure when water might break through the ceiling or light fixtures residents at The Vue are banding together.

Neil Weinberger initially brought a petition to Beachwood's City Council asking for help and is helping organize a tenant association. 


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"It was a decision out of frustration reaching out to management and the ownership," he said.

Monday, Weinberger and other tenants are meeting with civil rights lawyer Avery Friedman.

"There's people there that are so frustrated that they've already moved out and broken their leases and they need to find out what their rights are," said Weinberger.

In the past few days, management is reaching out.

Wednesday, Stark Enterprises and Comet Management told residents sprinkler systems were being systematically checked through the weekend, looking for weak spots to prevent future breaks. After that, a fire-resistant anti-freeze chemical will be added to the sprinkler water, making sure they don't freeze and burst again.

Thursday, fire alarms went off again, but management explained there were no additional breaks.

Friday, the building's owners, Strategic Properties of North America, messaged residents apologizing for what they've dealt with and backing up the team at Comet.

Some residents tell News 5 they're still frustrated, but Weinberger says it's at least a step in the right direction.
"I'm thrilled to see the reaction," he said. "The daily memos the reaction managements' presence on the site. That's positive towards rectifying the situation."