Residence Type: 
2 units
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In April 2009, we were notified that the property we were renting, was going up for public auction. This was after April's rent was paid. We heard no more until 2 ladies knocked on our door the 3rd of June and announced that the bank was taking the property,
and we needed to be out by July 1st.

I was NEVER late on my rent, was a quiet neighbor and any minor repairs needed to be done, I did them myself. (well, my son did them)

I am disabled & in a wheel chair. This property was just open enough in every room, that I could get anywhere I wanted or needed to. It was an absolute fabulouse location for me because within a 4 to 5 block radius, I had WalMart, Target, CostCo, the mall, office depot, numerous places to eat out, from McD's, Red Lobster, a grocery store, and everything in between. I was able to function as a active member in society. And to tell ya the truth, even though in a wheelchair, I was good!

That home was 1002 sq ft, the one I had to move to is 840 sq ft. I can't close my bathroom door, because it is so narrow, I can't turn around to open the door to get out. Size wise, same with the kitchen. I can go in, but have to back my chair back out. There are two rooms I can't get into.
I'm not close to many stores, so I spend my life in my bedroom watching TV, and becomming more depressed as the days go on.

Because we didn't hear anything else for May & June (my rent was due on the 1st of every month) I continued paying rent and sending it to the property managers office. Only to be told by the bank taking back the property, as of April 7, 2009, I needed to no longer be paying rent to the owners of that property, because they no longer owned it! I have sent several letters asking to have that money refunded, but as of the fourth request, I have heard nothing.

I am on a fixed income of barely over $800.00. I qualify for gov't assistance as far as my rent goes, but after utilities, phone, (no cell phone, just house phone) and food, I'm pretty tapped out, so I can't hire an atty to help me recover the $2400. the previous owners took, that they had no right to.

I'm just at my wits end!! I really don't know what to do.

Thanks for letting me tell my story, and I'm so sorry we are all in this situation, but I am so very glad to know I'm not alone.

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