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Student move in problems continue in Greenville

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Holes in the walls, mold in the vents, and missing smoke detectors.

Move-in problems continue at an off-campus student apartment complex. Friday "9 on your side" received several calls from angry students and parents. They showed up to their apartments at North Campus Crossing only to find out they weren't ready to move in.

9 on your side has made several attempts to get comments from management at the apartment complex but they've refused to comment.

"We've gotten a lot of calls that a lot of rooms still aren't updated," said 9 on your side's Kristen Hunter.

"I don't really have any comments for any of that but you have to be invited to be over here," said one director.

On Friday, ECU junior Alexandra Hodges told us she arrived to her new apartment to find someone else's stuff inside. She and her roommates weren't the only ones with issues.

"When we moved in girls came up to us and said they could see the people below them because there was a hole in the floor," said Hodges.

"The apartment costs almost two thousand dollars a month for four girls to stay in. The doors tore off, it's unsafe, it's unlivable, it's nasty, it's filthy, dust everywhere, dirt everywhere, It's just unreal," said Lynn Tyndall, who was helping a student move in.

Three days later, Hodges says the power is out and she's still having problems.

"We still have mold in our vents which we've called about at least 4 or 5 times. We've gone up there and called about it...they told us we weren't a priority to get it fixed at the moment," said Hodges.

North Campus Crossing is not affiliated with ECU but the university did have to lease several apartments at North Campus Crossing because of dorm-overcrowding.

"The company not only needs to be responsive to our students while they're there but they need to be responsive to the university because we're really the ones holding a lease with them," said director of ECU Campus Living, Bill McCartney.

ECU officials say none of the overflow students were affected.

If you are an ECU student and you're having problems with an apartment, you can call ECU campus living. They can help be an advocate for you even if it is an off-campus apartment.

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East Carolina University students moving into a popular off-campus housing complex are finding problems with the apartments.

On Friday, some students at North Campus Crossing found the apartments they were supposed to move in to were not ready.

One girl found another person's belongings were still in the one she had rented.

"There was still a persons stuff there, they never cleaned it they never went inside it, never looked at it, a person got kicked out and all of her stuff was still there," Alexandra Hodges told 9 On Your Side. "The next apartment we went to, none of the walls had been painted, it was completely not clean, so now I have nowhere to live until they find me somewhere to live."

North Campus Crossing workers assured 9 On Your Side that everyone would have a place to sleep, just maybe not exactly the apartment they had initially planned on getting until the issues were fixed.

The complex did not have anything further to say when we tried asking them more questions. 

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