Driftwood tenants may lose some belongings

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Residents at the Driftwood Apartments have not been allowed inside the building since the middle of April, after asbestos was found inside the building.

The state health department did the testing, and Now, some tenants claim they won't be able to get all their belongings back.

That was confirmed by the law office handling the case, who says tenants can request that hard-surfaced items like dressers be removed and returned, because they can be decontaminated.

But soft-surface items, like couches, can't be given back. One tenant, who wished to remain anonymous, says she's had enough.

"They've been totally negligent about doing the work without any thought of the health issues or what they were going to do to our property after they did it, they were just negligent to anything that they did," said an anonymous Driftwood resident.

That resident said she was offered a $12,500 settlement, but thinks her belongings in the apartment are worth thousands more.

The law office representing the owners of the complex say, they aren't sure when the building will be back open, and that decision has to be made by the state health department.

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