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A-Rod's Property

... Down the Drain

3/29/2011 1:29 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

After years of neglect, it looks like the Florida apartment complex owned by A-Rod is starting to shape up ... tenants say thanks to a little pressure from TMZ.

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City officials have finally taken action, ordering some quick changes in the apartment complex -- in particular, the gnarly pool that started to resemble the La Brea Tar Pits. 

We got pics of the progress -- one of the pools has now been drained and the other is still a work in progress. 

There have been numerous other complaints from tenants, including holes in walls, rusty pipes, and overflowing trash.  Several tenants say everyone responsible seemed to step it up after we posted the story last week.

Everybody in the pool -- well, not just yet.

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anon.    

Pathetic they didn't get their act together until after they were pressured by the TMZ story:(

1122 days ago
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Mike w    

Thanks to TMZ huh. Get over yourself TMZ hasn't provided nothing but celeberity ass kissing or years now. You guys are just media Whores.

1122 days ago
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Tammy    

They need to fill in those pool with cement. The world has a limited water supply and with beaches available, there is no need for pools.

1122 days ago
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Jack    

They stepped it up because they were worried A-Fraud would see the photos. TMZ posted the pics but the same thing would have happened regardless of who posted them. Don't flatter yourself TMZ.

The court should make A-Fraud live there like Joe Pesci in The Super.

1122 days ago
5.

PhilipMarkum    

*** Disappointed to see and hear that he doesn't really seem to care about his rental property when he lives in this in Florida:


http://umpbump.com/press/2009/01/11/a-rods-mansion-what-252-million-looks-like/


But, we only have one side of the story and maybe he has a property manager who wasn't doing his job?

1122 days ago
6.

OooooNooo!    

A-Rod = Slum Lord

1122 days ago
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Peoplearejustdumb    

TMZ makes people do **** ... T.M.Z. is G.O.D.

1122 days ago
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Annoyed in MD    

Please - AROD may own it. Pretty much guarantee he has never seen it. Only his business people handle this stuff for him. Very unlikely he had any clue about it.

1122 days ago
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clive    

yucky pool.

1122 days ago
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Howie    

Didn't know ARod was a slumlord. Headline could be "ARod takes a dump". Guess the hundreds of millions he earned playing baseball aren't enough. He has to skimp on maintenance for his tenants so he can save enough for his retirement. This guy isn't fit to carry Babe Ruth's jockstrap.

1122 days ago
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Paul Lynde    

I hate Slumlords.

1122 days ago
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karlew    

I hope they're not putting their bathing suits on yet. With the work that pool looks like it needs it will be ages before it's ready to swim in. Chances are in true slum lord fashion they'll just fill it in.

1122 days ago
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Troof    

Yeah, it's true. This is nothing new. Research Newport Property Ventures, based in Coral Gables, FL, the property management company A-Rod owns. He's been in the NY Times for being sued by people whose terraces and stairs collapsed with them on them-happens frequently because of improper maintenance. Tenants are made to sign a waiver that they won't sue him if their terraces or stairs fall with them on it. His properties are a disgrace and have numerous violations. Check Hillsborough County Code Enforcement and the Fire Department. Check Hillsborough County Court records where he and his company are named as defendants. All public record. It's about time this guy was outed for the horrible way he treats his tenants and the way he makes people live in unsafe and unsanitary conditions. TMZ, you can do a lot of good by pressuring this almost billionaire to take better care of the low-income, disabled and Section 8 people he rents to. Thanks for publishing a small window into and putting a human face onto what's really going on on A-Rod's real estate investments and holdings.

1122 days ago
14.

CrashAndBurn    

Looks like A-Rod's bathtub when he's done taking a bath.

1122 days ago
15.

PRO US    

ARod. AFraud.

1122 days ago
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