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City Officials to A-Rod: Fix Your Pool, Or Else!

3/25/2011 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A Florida apartment complex owned by Alex Rodriguez has been targeted by housing officials -- after residents lodged complaints about safety code violations ... TMZ has learned.

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A-Rod -- who owns a property company that holds title to the Normandy Park Apartment complex near Tampa -- has been under fire for poor living conditions.  But now residents have risen up and forced management to clean up its act -- at least partially.

There are holes in walls, rusty pipes, overflowing trash, but the swimming pool has become the trigger for official action.  Residents complained to the city that the pool has been unusable for 2 years, and local code enforcement officials have now ordered that it be drained and cleaned by next week ... or else.

The assistant property manager tells us, they're aware of the violation and have a plan to give the swimming area an immediate face lift -- but they wouldn't comment on the other obvious problems.

Sound like the place for you? Rent starts at $600 a month.

A-Rod's rep tells TMZ, "Mr. Rodriguez's real estate portfolio is handled by a professional team and problems brought to his attention will be addressed in a timely manner."

The rep adds, "Over the last 12 months, several hundred thousand dollars in improvements have been made to the property."


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46 COMMENTS

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1.

thehoch    

A-Fraud

1248 days ago
2.

jean    

A-slum lord!!!!!

1248 days ago
3.

dimes    

Euww.

1248 days ago
4.

camaguey    

What trash. And the pool is filthy, too.

1248 days ago
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Sad sad    

Gross

1248 days ago
6.

JLS    

I'd bet good money it will get fixed NOW lol. Perhaps Alex is trusting a property management company that isn't doing what he hired them to do.

I seriously doubt he knows about this but he will now.

1248 days ago
7.

Amy    

Of course this comes down to be ARODS issue, but his fault? No.
This is what happens when you rent to s***. Its March... all pools are green. S*** tenants throw garbage in it.
Every single issue in every single picture looks to be done recently, maybe for photo ops?
AROD, raise the rent, get the s*** out.

1248 days ago
8.

JPAUL9999     

He has spent a lot of money on this place, my cousin tells me he spent over $25 to have more brown spots and weeds planted.

1248 days ago
9.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

looks like a section 8 area...A-rad spendss more money on a date than he does on that place all year

1248 days ago
10.

anon.    

Another slumlord:(

1248 days ago
11.

Mark Proctor    

He should be ashamed. I have lost any respect I had for this slumlord. Criminal to allow this to happen AND Don't blame it on the management co. You own it.

1248 days ago
12.

TMZ dont like me    

Damn, A-Rod Hole. There's probably some Dominicans living in that tenement. Don't you care about your own people, bruh??

1248 days ago
13.

JimmyCrapCorn    

A-HOLE. Rippin off the poor, gettin richer. Douche. And yer girlfriend is ugly.

1248 days ago
14.

KAM    

COME ON....SERIOUSLY??? TRASH MEXICO BUT NOT THE USA....

WHERE'S YOUR PRIDE????

WEREN'T YOU JUST IN FLA W/ THAT NASTY LOOKING CLOWN??????

1247 days ago
15.

kp    

the man makes boat load of cash-----
$5.35 per second
$321.18 per minute
$19270.83 per hour
$154,166.66 per day
$37,000,000.00 per year
I think he can afford to fix it up a little!

1247 days ago
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