Brookhaven, GA, July 14, 2017 – The Post Reports — Residents of Park Villa Apartments in Brookhaven are facing a deadline when they must move out to make way for a future townhome development. They initially had 30 days to find a new home. But according to the City, Mayor John Ernst engaged management of the new developer (and current Landlord) to better understand the facts and negotiate a lease extension for the remaining residents who reside in the 2095 Burton Plaza Lane complex.
“This real estate transaction was between two private parties and technically does not involve the City of Brookhaven at this time,” said Mayor John Ernst in a City release. “Having said that, I was concerned about the potential impact on certain tenants and brought my concerns to the developer. Based on our discussion, I was pleased to learn that they shared the same concerns and have agreed to extend the lease deadline an additional 21 days for those who need more time to find suitable housing.”
Ernst said in the release that while there is no legal obligation on their part, per the term of the existing leases, the developer chose to cooperate as good community partners.
“We thank the City of Brookhaven for working with us to find ways to help the Park Villa community, and we’re glad to offer some solutions that will help with this transitional period,” Michelle Campbell, Taylor Morrison’s Atlanta division president said in the release.
The City says Taylor Morrison will provide transitioning assistance for the Park Villa residents via a 50 percent rebate of one month’s rent through the extension, while residents find alternative housing accommodations.
“Residents who have already paid rent and moved will receive 50 percent of their last month’s rent,” the release says. “For those residents who need the extended time to relocate, they will owe 75 percent of their monthly rent for those three weeks, but will also receive a 50 percent rebate. Residents who need additional information regarding lease terms can contact Taylor Morrison at 770-741-0226.”