FLORIDA – Condo HOA Not Fixing Air Conditioning
By Patrick Fraser
Published July 17, 2016
It’s been a brutally hot summer so far here in South Florida, and for the residents of one South Florida condo, relief isn’t coming fast enough. Their air conditioning has been out for over a month, and their condo association isn’t fixing it. Legally, can they be forced to live like that? It’s why they called Help Me Howard with Patrick Fraser.
It was a steamy, sticky 91 degrees outside when we got to Fourth Horizons condos. And it was 91 degrees inside the condos as well… Hiedee: “Yeah, I sweat a lot. I stay sweaty. Eighty-five-year-old Hiedee sits in her hot North Miami Beach condo, and she is not alone. The air conditioning is not working in all 35 of the units on the east side of the building. Roni Peluso: “It’s uncomfortable, ungodly uncomfortable.”
It’s so bad inside, some residents stand outside on the hot July afternoon because it feels cooler outside than inside. Maria Figueroa: “It’s scorching hot. It’s unbearable. It’s ridiculous.” Thirty-five families suffering in the heat for over a month. Thirty-five families … and their animals.
Maria Figueroa: “I worry, like, I’m gonna wake up and find one of my cats dead.” Read more: