Leland Avenue tenants protest poor living conditions

Leland Avenue tenants are fed up with the condition of their buildings.

Tenants on Leland Avenue say their apartments have broken ceilings, walls and windows, and are infested with rats. One of the buildings had a fire three months ago and still a number of repairs have not been made. Tenants at 1516 Leland Avenue say since the fire they have been forced to live with boarded windows, holes in the roof and no gas. The tenants say they just recently got their electricity back.

So, a group tenants protested outside a Washington Mutual Bank claiming the bank lent the money to their landlord for repairs that never happened. The tenants say they want the bank to send inspectors to Leland Avenue.

Washington Mutual officials have agreed to sit down and speak with the tenants, but until that happens the tenants say they will continue to protest.

Loran Realty is the managing company for all four buildings on Leland Avenue. News 12 The Bronx contacted Loran Realty but the company refused to comment.

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