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Burlington Oaks resident says her windows are covered in ice and mold

Posted at 11:47 PM, Jan 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 23:47:00-05

BURLINGTON, Ky. -- Amanda Trotter says the windows in her apartment have been covered in ice and mold since winter started. 

Trotter says mold is on her front door and on the corners of her windows of her Burlington Oaks apartment, and she isn’t the only resident who’s had issues with icy windows. 

“I have three kids here,” Trotter said. “I don’t know if it’s black mold, dangerous mold. For all I know it could be mildew.”

The mold, Trotter said, has been an issue since she moved in over a year ago. 

“It’s very frustrating feeling like you’re living under somebody’s roof, and they don’t care about you,” Trotter said. 

Trotter said she voiced her frustration on a Boone County Facebook page, and her landlord left a letter on her door soon after. 

But Amber, a manager, said the notice was not related to Trotter’s windows. 

“It’s due to the cleanliness that she doesn’t keep her apartment,” she said. 

Amber said Trotter has 14 days to clean her apartment, and the office will work with tenants to reseal windows in the meantime. 

Elizabeth Wetherell says she put plastic over her windows, and she hasn’t had any issues. 

“You have to be proactive if you want something like that not to happen,” she said. “I went to the office because they’re single-paned windows and asked what I could do.”

But Trotter says she feels like that’s not her responsibility. 

“That isn’t what you’re supposed to do when you own a place. I can’t go through and replace the windows myself. It’s not my responsibility. That’s why I’m renting and not owning a house.”