Ailing PDQ apartments under new management

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ORLANDO, Fla. - There is some hope for residents who live at ailing Orange County apartments formerly owned by PDQ.

The apartment complexes were taken over by Fannie Mae and are under new management.

Residents at Peppertree Shores said they were happy when they saw crews showing up to make some much-needed repairs.

One of the things they took care of was cutting the foot-high grass.

Contractors worked to board up vacant apartments at the Peppertree Shores Apartments and newly hired security guards escorted members of the new apartment's management team around as they surveyed the complex.

Although work is being done at Peppertree Shores, residents in other apartment complexes are still desperate for help.

At the Bordeadux and Lakeside Village Apartments, Adell Lawrence's apartment keeps flooding.

"It's been raining through the walls," Lawrence said.

Lawrence said she's been mopping and sweeping up water for almost two months. She said minutes after she mops up the water, it's flooded again.

Lawrence said the water is pouring from her ceiling and an apartment next door where a pipe burst.

She said code enforcement inspected her place and told her she shouldn't be living there.

Conditions are bad at Washington Shores, too.

Residents are hopeful the new owners will clean the place up.

"I pray to God they do," said Wanda, who did not want to give her last name.

Residents said the new company will be busy.

"There's a lot of work that needs to be done on this apartments," Wanda said.

A spokesperson with Fannie Mae said the company will meet with residents in the coming weeks to talk about questions and concerns.

Workers said they are still assessing the condition of the properties to put together an action plan.