• Time running out for residents of troubled Orlando condo complex


    ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - Time is running out for hundreds of residents living at a troubled condominium complex.

    OUC said the Tymber Skan condominiums owes tens of thousands of dollars for past due water bills.

    WFTV found out Thursday the complex has less than one week to pay up or residents will have to get out.

    OUC is owed $28,000, and posted door hangers to warn residents that two Tymber Skan homeowner's associations must pay by April 3.

    "I'm glad I know this now, before I pay this month's rent," said resident Andrea Washington.

    Washington's family moved in three months ago, and now Washington wonders what to do next.

    "If this is true, I'm going to have to find someplace else to go," she said.

    OUC said that sometimes tenants pay their water bills to condo owners who don't pass that money along to the HOA.

    "This has been going on for more than a year. There's been payment arrangements. This is really a landlord-tenant issue. The residents that live there are not individually metered; this is a master water meter that goes to the HOA," said OUC spokesperson Tim Trudell.

    The electricity is a different story. Each unit has their own meter and own bill, but the two HOA's there have not paid their electricity either because they have little money, so both management offices have had the lights turned off.

    OUC stopped short of turning out the street lights.

    WFTV tried to reach out to management officials who have responded in the past, but Thursday the offices were closed.

    It's unclear how much money either of the two HOA's have to contribute to that massive water bill.

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