Worker’s Voice: Charlotte Tenant Displaced by Fire, Landlord Negligence

A former tenant of a West Charlotte complex spoke with Tribune of the People about the fire in her apartment caused by the landlord’s negligence that left her temporarily homeless. When speaking about the owner of 1701 Cityview, Jaykant Patel, she says that he lives in a nice home while his tenants are left with poor and dangerous living environments. She also mentions that tenants should not have to pay rent until the conditions are improved. Even though she no longer resides in the neighborhood, she says she wants to fight for those tenants still living there.