Developer Forces Tenants Out Of Premier West Complex

Posted at 7:35 PM, Apr 12, 2017

Tenants of the Nashville apartment complex, Premier West were given until the end of the month to move out as a new developer moved in.

Covenant Capital took over the complex. It is the same developer who purchased for Prestige Pointe about three weeks ago.

"This big shot from wherever he's from, came in and bought us out, and now wants to move all the rift raft out. I guess that's what we are now," said Lucinda Sharp.

Those tenants were given until the end of June down to move out, and were given a 30-day extension to find a new place.

Some of them, like Sharp, have lived there for almost ten years. She has taken on the tough job of caring for her father, but also now has to find a new home.

"It's extremely hard to get your father out at 75. He's on a walker he has to come down 18 steps," she said.

A representative with Covanent Capital Group told NewsChannel 5 they were willing to work with tenants. However, only two people have come forward, and they moved them to new apartments as the building is being renovated.

The officials also said they were not aware of today's meeting and would have came if they were invited.

A meeting was held at 4:30 p.m. by Metro Nashville Public Schools to help the tenants who were be displaced.