Lake Arbor residents demand meeting with "slumlords"

- Lake Arbor Apartment residents and the non-profit Action NC demanded the City of Charlotte to include them into conversations with a "slumlord" on Friday morning.

Lake Arbor Apartments has 262 apartments with active code enforcement violations, according to a city spokesperson.

Code enforcement will meet with representative from Lake Arbor's management and their attorneys on Tuesday, Oct. 9 -- but residents wonder why they are not included in the meeting.

Property management is expected to present a corrective action plan, mandated by the city.

"They (residents) need to be at that table and they need to be in the know about what is the plans to fix these apartments," Action NC's Jessica Moreno said.

"And then maybe, maybe we can have some results that benefit the tenants and not management, not Mayor Lyles," tenant Natasha Tucker said.

FOX 46 has repeatedly reached out to Mayor Lyles for an interview about Lake Arbor Apartments. Staff for Lyles has repeatedly declined those interview opportunities. 

Lake Arbor Apartments is under investigation by the North Carolina Attorney General's Office.

The city said tenants have, normally, not been included into meetings between code enforcement and property management. 

Their inclusion into Tuesday's meeting has not been ruled out.

To see more investigations on the Lake Arbor Apartment complex, click here

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