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UPDATE: Las Vegas couple living in shed to get a new apartment

Posted at 11:31 PM, Mar 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-29 21:52:06-04

UPDATE MARCH 29: A valley couple who have been living in a shed will now have a new place to live after our investigation.

13 Action News called the owner and new property management company, and together they agreed to move Mark and Ondrea into a different apartment.

Full House Realty took over the property at 1816 Lewis Ave. from another management company just weeks ago.

They said they had no idea anyone was living in the shed until 13 Action News called them. They said it was "shocking" to see how they were living.

The owner of the property said he had no idea anyone was renting out the shed, and that he fired the previous management company.

TR Realty was managing the property, until Full House Realty took over in March. The people who spoke with our reporter did not have answers to her questions, but said a man named Jose used to be in charge of the Lewis Avenue property.

13 Action News asked several times to speak with Jose, who still works for TR Realty, but no one would let us talk with him, or give any answers as to who let Mark and Ondrea live in the shed.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- A Las Vegas couple says they're afraid they'll soon be kicked out on the streets because of new information they just received from the city.

Mark Nunley and his wife have lived in the unit near Charleston Boulevard and Bruce Street for approximately six months.

"They gave us this as a unit," said Nunley. "... We paid the money to move in."

Soon after, Nunley said he realized his new place was anything but home sweet home.

"Look at the rocks," he said. "That's like being outside."

Nunely's stove and water heater are sitting on cracked concrete. Also, the bathroom window appears to not be properly sealed.

"There's holes right here, let's the air in," he said.

The couple showed 13 Action News paperwork from the city's Department of Planning, Code Enforcement Division.  

The form states in part: "Have a Nevada licensed contractor submit plans to the Las Vegas Building Department for the shed that has been converted into a dwelling unit without plans, permits or inspections. Or return the non-permitted dwelling unit back into a shed."

Nunley said the landlord is aware of the issue.

13 Action News is reaching out to the city and the landlord during normal business hours.