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Aurora resident wants out of rental home following 'nasty' sewage problem

Landlord company has not fixed the issue
Posted: 6:31 PM, Aug 14, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-14 20:31:15-04

AURORA, Colo. -- An Aurora man wants out of his rental home after dealing with a sewage leak inside his home for the past eight days.

The man asked we not use his last name, fearing retaliation from his landlord.

Joe said representatives from his landlord company, American Homes 4 Rent, say the home is still livable and have yet to fix the broken sewage pipe.

He said last Saturday he found sewage water flooding into his basement through the shower drain and washing machine pipe.

“It's nasty,” he said.

While the landlord company has sent several plumbers to scope out the problem, he said nothing is being done.

“I've been so frustrated for so long,” he said, “I've been so tired, I don't even know if I can be frustrated anymore.”

Denver7 contacted the company, but hadn’t yet heard a response at the time of publication.

Joe said his renter’s insurance company is covering costs for him and his wife to stay at a hotel until September.

He’s now hoping the company will let him out of his lease so he can move to another home.

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