A lawsuit was filed against them, accusing the company of fostering dangerous living conditions including broken elevators, a lack of heat or electricity and severe rodent infestation.
They said their complaints to the property managers largely have been ignored and seeking damages for deceptive and illegal business practices
They’re also asking that the lawsuit be certified as a class action.
A spokesperson for Pangea said it has been “committed to providing quality, attainably priced housing that benefits both residents and the communities” they are located in
Each of the properties’ in-house management team, the spokesperson said, prioritizes customer service through regular communication and are responsive to tenants needs.
The lawsuit doesn’t examine these eviction patterns but does allege threats of evictions were used against tenants by Pangea’s centralized management team to put a stop to tenant complaints.
The lawsuit said Pangea has had over 5,000 reported building code violations among its Chicago properties since 2009 which aligns with the many issues cited in the lawsuit.
Mia Segal, managing attorney said that “Pangea tenants deserve healthy, safe, and habitable apartments in return for the rent they pay.”