Scammed: Detroit family left with few options after signing lease with fake landlord
DETROIT – Nautica Chandler and Jimmy Dorsey said they’ve been hoodwinked by a man they thought was in charge of renting the bottom floor of a Webb Street duplex. Chandler said they sent the man money after they were given a lease. However, when the house started falling apart eight months into living there, the couple found out from the neighbor upstairs that the man they’ve been paying was only the handyman. Local 4 tried reaching out to the man who posted the listing on Facebook Market Place, but we received no answer. In terms of the damages in the home, the city of Detroit is looking into what can be done.
Landlord confesses to killing missing Battle Creek couple
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – A landlord has confessed to killing a Battle Creek couple who has been missing for more than a week. Police said Chad Reed turned himself in Thursday afternoon. WOOD-TV reported that Joseph Soule, 34, and Jaclyn Lepird, 31, were last seen on Oct. 7. According to investigators, the couple lived in an apartment above Reed, who told police the incident started as an altercation. Police found the bodies of the couple in the garage of an abandoned home.
Renter in Detroit fights to get decaying tree removed from front of home
DETROIT A renter on Detroits east side is worried about a decaying tree near his front door. The renter brought the situation to the landlords attention but the landlord said its the citys problem. Im afraid that its going to fall and hit me in the head, or my wife and baby in the head, Jones said. In the past few months it has been a steady back-and-forth between him and the landlord about who is supposed to be removing the tree. Local attorney, Todd Russel Perkins, said the tree is the responsibility of the property owner.
Detroit family forced out of home after house collapses, is condemned
DETROIT A house belonging to a mother and her daughter on Detroits west side came collapsed over the weekend, and they said their landlord wouldnt answer their calls. READ: Detroit familys home collapses as landlord refuses to answer callsEva Hunter, 77, and her daughter, Nikki, were renting a home on West Philadelphia Street on Detroits west side. Over the weekend, the house came crashing down. They condemned the house, Hunter said. With everything going on, Detroit police and building inspectors are looking for the landlord.
Detroit familys home collapses as landlord refuses to answer calls
DETROIT A house belonging to a mother and her daughter on Detroits west side came collapsed over the weekend, and they said their landlord wouldnt answer their calls. Eva Hunter, 77, and her daughter, Nikki, were renting a home on West Philadelphia Street on Detroits west side. Over the weekend, the house came crashing down. UPDATE -- June 29, 2020: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 63,497, Death toll now at 5,915We dont have any help, Nikki said. Despite a crumbling facade outside and ceiling and structural damage inside, Hunter said their landlord would not answer their calls.
Muskegon landlord faces federal lawsuit for alleged sexual harassment of female tenants
WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Thursday against rental property owners in Muskegon for violating the Fair Housing Act and sexually harassing female tenants. Property owner Darrell Jones is being accused of sexually harassing female tenants by making repeated and unwelcome sexual comments, touching their bodies without consent and requesting sexual favors, according to the complaint. No woman should be forced to suffer sexual harassment to keep her home, said Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Civil Rights Division. Sexual harassment and other forms of housing discrimination can be reported to the DOJ by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Housing Discrimination Tip Line at 1-800-896-7743, and selecting option number 91 to leave a message. Individuals can also report sexual harassment and other forms of housing discrimination by e-mailing the Justice Department at email@example.comMORE: News