COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - Three college students are trying to get out of an apartment lease after allegedly dealing with racist remarks and inappropriate behavior from their assigned roommates.
Estefany Martinez and her two friends moved into the Campus Village apartments in August. There, the three ladies were assigned two random roommates.
“It seemed like quite a steal. The pricing was really good. We come from families that don’t really have that much," said Martinez.
The students began having issues early on including their roommates displaying fall decorations that were near pornographic. They said things only went downhill from there.
“Things really started escalating getting worse about a week ago when racist remarks started getting said around the apartment," said Martinez.
“I didn’t even feel comfortable to go out in my own apartment to go out and get food, which it’s your apartment you should feel safe," added Nahari Bernal.
After the roommates continued to break the lease by bringing over animals and blasting loud music, the girls went to a lawyer for help.
After their lawyer sent a letter to management, the girls said the front office refused to speak to them. Instead, they were told they would be transferred into different units.
“For them to separate us all, it just seems ridiculous. Considering the root of the problem were them," said Martinez.
News 3 tried to speak with the manager, but she was unable to talk on camera.
The apartment’s public relation told KBTX statement:
"Unfortunately, we cannot discuss individual roommate issues. What I can tell you is that we have been working hard to address the issues raised by the residents. Our residents are important to us, and we are working hard to resolve the situation to everyone’s satisfaction. We had scheduled the mediation, but the roommates requested to go ahead and transfer to a new unit. We are doing our best to accommodate them, and we have moved the roommates into model units until their new units are ready. We are working as quickly as possible to get them into their new units, so they can continue enjoying their fall semester at Aggieland."
Off campus student services says that students have the right to peace and quiet. Their lease also states that occupants may not behave in a loud or obnoxious manner or disturb the rights, comfort and safety of others.
The ladies decided instead of moving into their new transfer units, they found a new apartment complex that would let them move in immediately.
“It was a relief when she said we could sign the leases and move in immediately. We were pretty much in tears because we thought we were going to have nowhere to go," said Martinez.
“It’s unfair but we had to take control of the situation and do what’s best for us," added Andrea Macias.
They are now paying for two apartments while their lawyer fights to get them out of their lease.