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Las Vegas neighbors who want security doors taking the fight to court

Posted at 6:12 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 22:07:38-04

A fight over security doors at an apartment complex is going to court this week.

13 Action News first covered this story earlier this month when you asked us to investigate.

Residents at the Sarann Knight apartments near H Street and Owens Avenue say they had permission to install security doors for their safety. Then the ones who did were warned and served eviction notices.

Marlene Azine has filed a class-action lawsuit against management on behalf of her neighbors that has its first hearing on Wednesday.

"The owners contend they have guards that are here every night," she said. "Very few people have seen them but I'll have to take them at their word. However, in the last year, there have been 121 incidents reported to the police strictly from this address."

When 13 Action News spoke with management about the dispute, we were told security doors aren't allowed because people who have them tend to leave their front doors open. This increases the utility bills, which the complex pays for.

Managers also said permission was never granted for the doors in the first place.