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Brookhaven officials go after ‘immoral’ apartment complex conditions

Brookhaven City Manager Christian Sigman says the living conditions at some local complexes are so deplorable they’re “immoral.”

“No one should have to live this way, especially not Brookhaven residents,” Sigman said in a Friday news release. “We will continue to enforce our codes and hold property owners accountable until these conditions at least meet a minimum legal standard.”

The city is announcing the largest code enforcement fine it has levied since its 2012 incorporation: $10,000. 

It’s against Sunshine Property Management, which operates Brookstone Crossing Apartment Homes at 2010 Curtis Drive and the Brookstone Gardens Apartments at 3549 Buford Highway.

Brookstone Crossing Apartment Homes has come under fire by the city of Brookhaven.

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The company, which couldn’t immediately be reached for comment, paid $10,000 on Aug. 14. The city said the fine was for a variety of infractions, including no business license, unsatisfactory interior conditions and exterior structural deficiencies between the Brookhaven locations.

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The company has now paid about $21,000 in fines. 

“We have had a long history of complaints, citations and fines at these locations,” said Community Development Director Patrice Ruffin. “I hope that property owners get the message that these conditions are not acceptable, and we intend to keep working to ensure compliance.” 

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