Students, parents address council about rental house problems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The West Lafayette City Council heard from a handful of Purdue students and parents who have been dealing with rental house problems Tuesday night.

As News 18 has been reporting, Hannah Thomas and her four roommates had a house owned by BK Management inspected by the city after finding multiple problems. 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.

West Lafayette officials said last week that all violations have been fixed.

Thomas said she wanted to speak to the council to raise awareness. She was joined by her roommates and two parents who had similar stories at other rental properties around town.

“I think that there was a lot of good feedback here that was achieved tonight. It was really good to hear other people share their stories and get the feedback from the city council members and just the support all around is just great,” said Thomas.

Thomas and her roommates have moved into another house. She said they are working with attorneys to get their money back.

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