Dozens In Daytona Get Boot Without Prior Notice As Rent Skimming Landlord Pockets Renters' Payments & Stiffs Bank, Losing Properties To Foreclosure
In Daytona Beach, Florida, WESH-TV Channel 2 reports:
- Dozens of Daytona Beach residents were evicted on Friday, and they said they had no idea it was coming. Residents who live in the homes along Magnolia Avenue in Daytona Beach said they paid their rent, but they claim it was the landlord who didn't pay his.
- More than a dozen families were displaced, and their belongings were thrown to the curb. Many in the development said they have no money and nowhere to live. Their landlord said he feels guilty, but he said the tenants knew it was coming. "I have no words about what's going on right now," said former resident Joy Soriano. The tearful mother of two was at a loss for words over suddenly losing her home. "We knew nothing about this happening," she said. "They just threw everything out in the street."
- The bank foreclosed on the two homes six months ago, [the ex-owner/landlord] said, and he continued to pay the electric and cable. He said he told renters earlier this month that they would have to get out.
For more, see Dozens In Daytona Beach Unknowingly Evicted, They Say (Landlord Says He Told Renters Weeks Ago They'd Have To Move).