Purdue students still fighting to end lease

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The fight continues for five Purdue students who want out of their lease and their money back.

Last week Hannah Thomas and her four roommates had a house owned by BK Management inspected by the City of West Lafayette after finding multiple problems with the home.

Among the violations reported in that inspection were a support post and concrete block needing to be replaced, exposed wiring and smoke detectors that didn’t work.

The city said all violations discovered have been fixed.

Thomas and her four roommates have moved into another house. She said they have returned their keys to BK management, but are waiting for attorneys on both sides to determine a resolution.

“BK hasn’t acknowledged that they breached our lease, so we have not received any refund of our deposit or our first and last month’s rent. We’re still waiting to have closure on that,” said Thomas. “We’re expecting all of it, everything. It’s just a matter of time before BK and their lawyer acknowledge our situation.”

News 18 reached out to BK Management and its attorney, but have not received a return phone call.

Thomas said she is encouraging students who have had similar experiences to attend Tuesday’s West Lafayette City Council meeting to share those experiences.

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