Frustrated renter allowed to break lease after Fox 2 report

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JENNINGS, MO (KTVI)-- Marquita McIntyre is packing up and moving out her Jennings home on Sapphire Avenue.

On Monday, Fox 2 told you about problems she was having with a flooded basement, faulty electricity and a lack of heat. Now Top Property Management, the company who runs the property from O'Fallon, responded to Fox 2`s request for a comment regarding the situation.  McIntyre says crews started work on the house.

'The people came down here first thing this morning after 7am and they got the water out of the basement, but they haven`t completed the job," said McIntyre.

When Fox 2 cameras returned to the home on Tuesday the water had been removed from the home and repair work was underway. When asked if she wanted to stay, the mother of four said she was worried about the health of her family.

"He gave me three options, one was to be transferred to another unit of his and I said no," said McIntyre.

Top Property Management owner Bob Canaday released a statement Tuesday saying in part:

"We are working with the City of Jennings to fix the collapsed sewer pipe in the basement and it should be fixed within a week. The tenant chose not to stay in the home or go to another one of our properties. She will be released from her lease and will move out by Friday."

Moving out and on is exactly what Marquita McIntyre and her family plan to do. She`s looking to move into a new town home in downtown St. Louis in the coming days.

"Thank you so much for that for getting the job done because without you nothing would`ve been done and I thank you," she said.

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