North Dort Manor, Ltd Complaint - North Dort Manor of Mt. Morris Evicts tenant over Court Cost & Half of November's Lot Rent
MOUNT MORRIS, MICHIGAN -- My name is Sandi Hook and me and my two boys have been residing in North Dort Manor, Ltd on Dort Hwy in Mt. Morris for the last ten years I have a very nice home and I take good care of it. My two Sons are very good boys and don't ever get into trouble.. I am a very good tenant and the first seven years I lived there, I was never late on my lot rent for seven years, but the last 3 years I have been slow paying due to the fact that I went from making $34.000.00 at the Michigan Renaissance Festival and was laid off April of 2007 then went to $16,000.00 a year on unemployment then in March of this year I was hired into Meijers in Davison and have made around $7,000.00.
On November 16th, Judge Larry Stecco from the 67th District Courthouse in Mt. Morris ordered in North Dort Manors, Ltd favor to Evict me for Non-payment of Rent. When My Rent was paid. I HAVE RECEIPTS. North Dort Manor filed a complaint with the courthouse on 11-1-10 for Novembers lot rent that was paid up to November 9th. and Court Cost. Judge Larry Stecco of the 67th District Courthouse granted eviction for $178.00 for lot rent, $25.00 late fee and $190.00 in court cost. I am being evicted for $405.00.!!! AND I DO NOT HAVE IT! I applied for State Emergency Help, But they do not pay Court Cost or Late fees,. They just pay lot rent. So that door closes.. I also have been off work for 2 weeks and under Dr.'s care for 2nd and 3rd degree burns on my foot. And North Dort Manor was aware of that.
I believe this is unfair business practice. Do I the Tenant have any rights what so ever? I paid Sept and Octobers rent on October 28th. I have receipts, But this is what North Dort Manor does and its not the first time they have done this. But, they held my Money Order that I paid on October 28th. Did not post it to their account ledgers and did not cash it. They was holding $730.00 of mine when they filed the complaint on November 1st. When they filed the complaint I was actually was paid up to November 9th..
How can they do that? And Judge Larry Stecco would not listen to anything that I had to say nor would North Dort Manor and or their Attorney Denise Fish work with me.. I have to come up with $405.00 by Thanksgiving, or there will be a Sheriff at my house on Friday moving me out. DO I AS A TENANT HAVE ANY RIGHTS?? Can a Landlord "hold" your lot rent? Then Take you to court and evict you for COURT COST AND A HALF OF NOVEMBER'S RENT?? There has to be a guidelines/laws that prevents landlords from doing this?? PLEASE HELP ME WITH THIS!!
Homeless the Day after Thanksgiving.