Jul 23, 2015 9:26 PM
Heated meeting between property managers and owners over Hooksett condos
HOOKSETT- There were some tense moments Thursday night as owners and tenants of a Mammoth Street condominium building vented their frustration at being unable to live in their homes since February.
Some owners have lost tenants; others who are owner-occupied have continued to pay their mortgages while living in hotels or apartments.
“It went good, I think residents came looking for information. I think we had all the information they were looking for,” said Peter Dollof, President of Sequel, the company that manages the property.
The 30-unit condo building suffered heavy damage when snow caused a partial roof collapse. Now, six months later, no one has moved back into the building.
The meeting lasted close to two hours a nd updated everyone on the repairs. Many are upset that they’re still paying the electricity as workers blast the air conditioners. Sequel says they have funds set aside to help off-set that cost.
The biggest frustration? Many feel this could have been avoided had the roofs just been cleared off.
“I would think they would know when the news keeps telling them this is going to be a bad storm,” said unit owner Louise Gaudette.
“It blows my mind, I can’t comprehend it,” said Kevin Shaughnessy, another unit owner.
“Do we wish we’d shoveled? We do. Had the buildings survived 40 years and done fine, they had,” said Dollof.
There’s still no word on when the building will be ready for people to move back in.