Kissimmee condo-motel residents living in ﬁlth but
association won’t act, owner says
WFTV9 12 August 2016
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Channel 9 uncovered more complaints about an Osceola
County condo-motel, after the owner said he got concened calls from
renters and later found the place trashed.
It comes a week after dozens of families at the complex had no running
One of the condo owners, Mike Slopecki, said he's now considering legal
Slopecki said he gave the condo association $6,000 to pay for
renovations, but said the place was a mess.
He rushed down to Kissimmee from Chicago
He rushed down to Kissimmee from Chicago after renters told him his
condo at Heritage Park Inn was a mess.
Slopecki took photos that show mattresses without sheets, what he
believed is a rat hole, garbage on the walkway and a pile of trash
that's several feet high.
"They're getting no service whatsoever. They won't come and clean the
rooms. They barely have any linens. They have nothing there,” said
Last week, dozens of families said they had no running water in their
The management company claimed the owners' association didn't pay the
The association wouldn’t comment.
"You're embarrassed obviously because people are wanting to know, 'How
do you represent your room like that?' And then you have to explain the
actual situation to them,” Slopecki said.
A management company that represents several condo owners is suing the
condo association over claims that the association doesn't pay its
bills on time.
Residents at Kissimmee condos may lose power
16 August 2016
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Dozens of families at a troubled Kissimmee
condo-motel might be without power by the end of the week, a problem
that intensifies an already heated battle between the property’s
association and owners over claims of rampant mismanagement.
Jim DeBerry, the spokesman for the companies that manage several units
at Heritage Park Inn in Kissimmee on behalf of owners, said the power
company has issued a shut-off notice for the property.
must pay that bill by Friday to avoid shut-off
He said the property owes $10,000 and must pay that bill by Friday to
avoid shut-off. DeBerry said the condo-motel association hasn’t paid
The water shut-off notice is the latest problem for the complex and its
residents. Earlier this month, there was an issue when water was shut
off at the property for several hours. In that case, DeBerry also
claimed the condo-motel association had not paid the water bill.
Last week, one of the condo owners claimed he had discovered the
place trashed after several renters complained about the state of the
complex. The condo owner also said he sent the condo association $6,000
for renovations, but said the renovations were never done.
trying to raise money through charitable donations
DeBerry said the management companies he represents, 2050 E. Irlo
Bronson LLC and Excellence Holdings LLC, are trying to raise money
through charitable donations to avoid shut-off. He said they have
collected about half of the money needed.
There is a lawsuit in Osceola County pending against the condo-motel
association and its manager, Hector Novoa. The lawsuit alleges the
association doesn’t pay its bills on time and doesn’t maintain the
There is an emergency hearing in that case on Aug. 26 at 1:30 p.m. at the Osceola County Courthouse.
Electricity shut off at troubled Kissimmee condo-motel
20 October 2016
Residents at a troubled Kissimmee condo-motel are once again living without electricity.
The poor conditions at the Heritage Park Inn have been plaguing residents for months.
The power was cut off Wednesday and was still out Thursday afternoon.
Residents also got a notice their water would be shut off Thursday, so
the owners made a last-minute payment, but the full balance has to be
paid by Monday.
Tenant Dawn Felez said the food has spoiled in her refrigerator and
she’s getting fed up with the issues. “Conditions are horrible right
now,” she said.
Felez received a notice from the Kissimmee Utility Authority, the
electric provider, notifying tenants that electricity would be shut off
“I’m glad I don’t have children or a wife because I don’t know what I
would do,” said tenant Henry Alicea. “These children got to go to
school. This place was dark last night.”
Channel 9’s Julie Salomone went to the office, but the doors were locked and the managers weren’t around.
A representative for the management company said the condo association
board hasn’t been paying the bills. The board could not be reached.
Officials with the electric company said the association owes $25,000
in bills. Heritage Park Inn would have to pay close to $15,000 for
electricity to be restored.
Kissimmee Utility Authority said the last payment it received for
electricity was at the beginning of the month, and that was to cover a
bounced check from September.