Friday, June 22, 2012

Foreclosure Sale Purchaser Unwittingly Buys 'Demo-Listed' Property; Seeks Judicial Help In Slamming Brakes On City Wrecking Ball

In Beaumont County, Texas, The Southeast Texas Record reports:

  • Local resident Ronnie Mickles is seeking an injunction to stop the city of Beaumont from demolishing a property he obtained at the Jefferson County Sheriff's sale in April. The petition was filed June 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

  • According to the petition, on April 3 Mickles purchased property at 1140 Roberts Street in Beaumont at the sheriff's sale with the intention of renovating and remodeling the house. However, when he sought a building permit, Mickles learned the city had condemned the house and planned to demolish the structure.

  • Mickles claims he will suffer irreparable harm unless the city is enjoined.

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