AUSTIN — Renters living in buildings managed by Pangea Real Estate are suing the company, alleging rodent infestations, security issues and insufficient winter heating has gone unaddressed despite repeated complaints.
The group of 14 tenants filed a lawsuit Monday seeking class action status against Pangea. It asks for compensation for “deceptive and illegal business practices,” according to the suit. Pangea is one the city’s largest real estate companies, with more than 13,000 apartments between Chicago, Baltimore and Indianapolis.
The federal complaint alleges Pangea knowingly chooses not to fix serious maintenance issues to boost profits, leaving tenants to deal with rodents,