Pegasus Landing at UCF – the Mold Plot Thickens

About three weeks ago, they removed mold from the area around Brighid’s bedroom window, promising to come back when the area was dry to pain it with a special paint that would inhibit the growth of additional mold.  They have never come back to paint.

I phoned the front office yesterday to ask for copies of all of the work orders from Brighid’s apartment, from the time they were first residents there.  The office told me I needed to speak with maintenance, and they promptly forwarded my phone call. 

The woman in maintenance answered the phone, and I told her what I was looking for.  She told me she could help me with that, and she asked if I could give her the building number.  When she was supplied with the building number she replied,

“Oh, I can’t help you with that.  All of the maintenance records for that building have been removed from the maintenance department, along with records from another building.”

What? Why? Who does this? And why only two buildings?

She told me in order to find out whether or not these records can be released to me, I have to contact property management on Monday.

So, Megan Edwards at 407-362-5190, please expect another phone call from me bright and early tomorrow morning.  Whatever Pegasus Landing and the University of Central Florida thinks they can hide, I am determined to find.

5 Replies to “Pegasus Landing at UCF – the Mold Plot Thickens”

  1. we have an act called Freedom of Information Act where you can request stuff like that – wonder if you have the same??

    Good luck with it all – and keep on at them!!

  2. Unfortunately, the freedom of information act only applies to public documents (read government). Still, if this were to become a legal issue then the records could be requested by subpoena and it would then be contempt of court (and a virtual guarantee of a planitiff verdict) if they were not produced.

  3. When my son returned from his job on Saturday (8-14-10) he found out that his front door lock was re-keyed> this is done every year. So he went to the office to get the new key> He was then told that they had some admenments to the lease he needed to sign. One was telling him that they now had no caps on the electric bill. So that was good. The other one was one that would not old Pegasus Landings responsible for any mold issues or illnesses. It also stated that the type of mold that was found in the units was based on the way the students did their housekeeping.
    So i drove up there with test kits for mold. When i open up the cover to the A/C the filter was clogged. The filter is the responsibility of the maintanence staff. The coils of the A/C unit had a black growth on them. Tested the area and the test swab changed positive for mold. (will be sent out to tell me what type) Also noticed that the tray was leaking and opened up the access and saw that the drywall was breaking down and covered with a black mold. (another +) The AC was just worked on Pegasus 4 weeks ago due to it not cooling. Why did they not fix the issues I found. When i spoke to someone in the front office they said . Well you can get out of your lease and move. So if we move will they just cover it with paint and rent it to someone else without fixing the problem. Hence the relaese of responsibility for mold issues

  4. Hi, Julian! I’m really sorry your son has to go through this. Have you opted to get him out of his lease?

    We opted out for my daughter, but the damage is already done 🙁 She is scheduled for tomorrow for a tonsillectomy. This is a kid that was healthy her entire life, but within two months of her being at Peg Landing, she started suffering allergy type symptoms, developed frequent sinus and throat infections, and has been treated for multiple upper respiratory infections. We’re just glad to be finished with the place!

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