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Landlord scam putting my family on the street

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Landlord scam putting my family on the street
September 13, 2016

As I said before my landlord gave up the property my family has been living at for the past 6yrs the day after accepting our rent in August the See More

THE STORY:

My family has lived in our home for 6yrs paid rent every month always on time then just like every month we paid rent August 1st handed it directly to our landlord face to face and as usual he accepted it gave a reciept and left, he returned 2 days later saying he gave up the property to his sister's grandkids saying they are the landlords now and they'll be by to introduce themselves in a few days. We thought nothing of it we'll just be paying rent to someone else we thought wrong. August 5th the "new" landlord came to introduce himself and at the same time gave us a 30 day notice to leave the property and he's not required to give us our deposit because he is a new "owner" so he didn't receive any deposit . It's not right our landlord takes our rent signs property over to a family member they kick us out and legally don't have to give reason or our deposit because they just obtained the property. Now it's September past the 30 days we received a 3 day notice on the 2nd so they can go to court and evict us which they called to say they will be doing September 12th. We have had to pay anywhere from 30$-50$ for each adult (myself and my husband) for application fees to at least 6 different houses we was interested in just to be told they rented the place to someone who came before us. Now we finally found a place big enough for our family and in the right price range and the landlord said it's ours we just have to pay the first month's rent and deposit that's where the big problem is he gave us 2 weeks to come up with the money before signing a lease with someone else. My husband is disabled we've been using what little he gets on application fees and basic necessities I have been to Gladden ,Join,Urban League,Holy Family,Salvation Army to try to get assistance but all of them say there is no funds and there is nothing they can do . I know welfare will do a PRC and I went in, they say even if I qualify for it there is no way it would be done and processed in two weeks so we will lose out on the place we finally was approved for. So with an impending eviction and no where to get assistance I am reaching out to the public before my family ends up on the street I have someone buying my refrigerator and stove that will cover the cost of the truck to move us with about 50$ leftover I think it's wrong they can do this to us after being here 6yrs but I can't do anything about it which is hard to deal with when I'm the mom I'm suppose to make everything OK when my kids ask where were going I can't even answer them the oldest of my 4 hears things and knows what's going on she offered to sell some of her stuff to help so I don't have to worry she don't realize the amount of money needed can't be made from selling a few toys and some worn out clothes her hearts in tlaw. right place it's too bad the person or family I've paid rent to for the last 6 years don't have a conscious I explained the situation to them and even offered to pay them rent this month so we could have more time to come up with the money and they said we only got the amount of time we did because it's the law. I'm not asking anyone to just hand me money it can go straight to the new landlord. You can reach me at 614-603-1443 if you are willing to help and would like the money to go directly to the landlord just contact me and I'll make arrangements to get ahold of him . My family and I want to thank you in advance for any thing you can help with and if nothing else then thank you for taking the time to read this

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