concerned citizen

Walterboro, SC

#1 Jan 30, 2006
How long can we ignore the conditions that people are living in in Pageland. This is the U.S. not a third world country. For way too long the rich landlords have had the government officials in their pockets. This has to stop. People are living in squalor because noone wants to speak up for them.Bruce Atkinson has drug this city down by allowing his mobile homes to rot down around his tenets.The man must be brought down a notch so he will see he is not above the law.Sewage backups,bleach in the water ,and holes in floors and walls is not acceptable. Not to mention the condition the ground is kept in.I thought it was illegal to run drains out onto the ground and for people to pay in excess of $500 a month for power in a single wide. Cant anyone do anything about this or are we all bowing down to a slumlord.
Another concerned citizen

Carlisle, PA

#2 Apr 4, 2006
I totally agree. I have a relative who lives in Sandy Acres and it is horrible. I used to live in Pageland and while he lives in a "mansion" his tenants pay for it! I am trying very hard to find my relative a decent place to live just so that I don't ever have to visit her there again. It's an embarassment. What can be done about it?
concerned citizen wrote:
How long can we ignore the conditions that people are living in in Pageland. This is the U.S. not a third world country. For way too long the rich landlords have had the government officials in their pockets. This has to stop. People are living in squalor because noone wants to speak up for them.Bruce Atkinson has drug this city down by allowing his mobile homes to rot down around his tenets.The man must be brought down a notch so he will see he is not above the law.Sewage backups,bleach in the water ,and holes in floors and walls is not acceptable. Not to mention the condition the ground is kept in.I thought it was illegal to run drains out onto the ground and for people to pay in excess of $500 a month for power in a single wide. Cant anyone do anything about this or are we all bowing down to a slumlord.
cat

Walterboro, SC

#3 Apr 18, 2006
health services and dss were called and alerted of these problems . If I hear anything else Ill let you know. In the meantime check out mountianview homes on 601 in monroe. It is a much nicer park if you can find an opening
Jon Lowder

Charlotte, NC

#4 Jan 25, 2009
This topic is a two sided coin. On one side you must keep the people in a good condition (living conditions); but the bottom line is that the "slum lords as you say" have to collect money.
They are not in the renting business to loose money. I think you must communicate with your landlord (and make a list of problems and try to work them out). He can't fix what he doesn't know about - keep a log and documentation is critical.(no you don't have to bow down to landlord unless you choose to do so)- but if you are not documenting certain problems you may have no choice but to go on his word. also, take pictures of your living conditions. Pictures are worth a thousand words......

Also, say a prayer for President Obama and our leaders that they make good decisions that will affect us positively as a nation .......
myra t

Pageland, SC

#5 Dec 19, 2009
this jon lowder needs to come to pageland and get a look at what these parks look like and then he won't have to much to say then. does he not know that the poor seems not to have a say here or something would have been done. these people have complained and done all their resources but not to have any luck. pageland knows this and this man cannot take his money with him where ever he goes after this life. god watches out for his own.
Doug Cauthen

Pfafftown, NC

#6 Dec 22, 2009
Tenants have rights myra t. If a landlord won't or doesn't provide safe comfortable living conditions they can be fined heavily and even forced to close the property and provide the tenants with better housing. As one of the writers above said "it is up to the tenants to inform the authorities that their living conditions are unsafe or substandard". They should go to:
(1) The County Health Department
(2)The County Building Inspector
(3)social services, especially if they are in subsidized housing
(4)legal aide or an attorney
(5) The Fire Department if they feel there is a fire hazzard

They should be persistent and complain regularly. The more attention you can get to the problem the better. If action isn't taken go to the newspaper and TV stations and try to get them to do a story on the unsafe and unsanitary conditions.("The squeeky wheel gets the grease").

(A prayer for Obama would probably have to be a Muslim prayer I'm afraid. I'm ashamed to say I voted for him)
original concerned

United States

#7 Jan 31, 2012
im glad to report that health services has made him close the wells down in his state line mobile home park. (arsenic was found in the water in high consentration) Just makes me wonder how many children are sick because of him.
tracker

Monroe, NC

#8 Jan 18, 2015
I lived in sandy acres years ago. Yes, it was a bit rough. Then again I knew that before I moved there. I worked every business day and improved my yard and trailer. It did not go unnoticed. First Bruce financed me a washer and dryer and did not gouge me on the price. I paid it off early. Then he financed a truck to me. Once again he actually gave me a fair deal. I paid it off early. Then I moved to a more secluded trailer park owned by Ricky, his son. He also treated me fairly. Yes, your results may vary. Who is to blame for that? Oh, my wife and I are more than half way through paying for our double wide. Am I envious of Bruce or Ricky Atkinson's house or money? No, I appreciate their help. Old thread I know. Still since I am the only one on this thread who has done business with Mr. Atkinson, consider my words please. Signed a hard working Republican of modest means. No government money (spelled bought vote) here.

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