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Residents tossed from apartments get new place, St. Louis County to sue landlord for violations

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(KMOV) – Residents evicted from the Sunswept apartments have been offered a new place to stay, thanks to the generosity of a Spanish Lake complex.

Owners Countryside Townhomes in Spanish Lake say there will be no application fee, no deposit and no rent charges for December, January and February. After that point, tenants can decide if they want to stay or not.

The generous offer does require a background check and proof that the tenants were forced out of Sunswept’s unlivable conditions.  

St. Louis County says it plans to sue the owner of the Sunswept apartments in Florissant where tenants were living in deplorable conditions.

It says it will sue for every single violation uncovered.

Sunswept apartments are owned by a company in California called Shore to Shore Properties.

Several plumbing trucks outside were outside of the apartments on Wednesday trying to fix the problems, but the problems keep piling up.

One tenant still living there just learned on Wednesday that he will have no hot water and must be out by Friday.

And it doesn’t end there.

"There's no shut off valve for that gas there,” says Robert Rinck. “So if someone would turn the gas on to the building, this apartment would just fill up with gas and eventually there'd be an explosion."

News 4 tried to reach landlord Martin Shore in Sausalito, California. All calls went to voicemail. A simple Google search retrieved photos of Shore hanging out with celebrities.

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