Tenants considering going to court if management doesn't fix elevators

REVERE, Mass. — Residents at a high-rise in Revere are considering going to court if the building's management company again if they don't fix the building's elevators.

Tenants tell Boston 25 News that nothing has been done a week after a court order was issued to the company urging them to fix the elevators.

While Water's Edge Management has followed through with an order to provide compensation for tenants who decide to stay at a hotel for safety reasons, tenants are saying its not a practical solution.

One resident, Ganna Savostuianovh, says a burst pipe on Saturday morning was the least of her issues with the building's upkeep. She's ready to take Water's Edge Management back to court if they don't fix the elevator in the 12-story building

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"We have many people who are elderly or who have kids or are disabled," said Savostuianovh.

Back on March 9th, the company had agreed in court to get the elevators fixed and inspected, and until then, they agreed to pay for tenants to stay in hotels.

While some have already taken them up on the offer, they say it's not practical.

"Now my husband has left some medication at home because we moved kind of in a hurry," said Dianne Bonia, a resident. "He's 77, almost 78."

Residents were only allotted $125 a night for hotel bookings, limiting their options.

Bonia and her husband picked an Air BnB in Chelsea, but she says she doesn't want her husband in this position.

Just last month, firefighters had to carry Bonia's roommate down 11 stories to get to the hospital.

Bonia says that now that hotel accommodations are available, her roommate will be heading to one on Monday.

However, to get her roommate to the hotel, they'll need some more help from Revere fire once again.

"Everyone has made arrangements to carry him down," said Bonia.

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She says she's ready to present the evidence of the issues faced by residents to the housing court on March 29.

The management company will continue to pay for hotels until the elevators are fixed.

A lawyer for the company told Boston 25 News last week that they plan on replacing the elevators completely in the near future.