Foreclosures are Not Leaving Any Options for the Tenants
Foreclosures are not leaving many options for the tenants. One couple, Chris and Crystal Ross shifted to their house in Fort Gratiot ready to settle here. They had gone through the trauma of unemployment that had resulted in them losing their own house comprising of four bedrooms standing on 10 acres in the green ambience of Clyde. Nostalgically they look back to their Red-House.
Now problems are surfacing in their new residence. They have rented it on an understanding of lease-to-own. Located in a peaceful neighbourhood it has five bedrooms and a swimming pool. But at the time of contract the landlord did not tell them that the property was in foreclosure with eviction looming large. They had asked all the relevant questions and were satisfied with the answers the landlord had given them.
The Ross’ have four children – the youngest being eleven and the oldest fifteen. Crystal said she was reluctant to deal with the landlord who lived in Florida or go to court because of eviction threat. She emphatically said, “We have friends in this neighbourhood … this is where we were going to stay and make our home”. The couple had worked very hard to reach this point in their lives. At Port Huron there were not many rental options but she felt comfortable with her family around her.