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  • May 11 @ 5:58pm
A little story.

When I moved from Orlando to Jacksonville we were unable to sell our house. The market was just over saturated with short sales and foreclosures. So we opted to rent the property.

We hired a decent property manager and found a tenant rather quickly. All seemed to be going great. Then the tenant started to fall behind and eventually wasn't paying rent at all. We had no choice but to evict them. Total bummer of a situation.

We followed the letter of the law and they were served all the proper notices at the proper times and all the necessary paperwork was filed. Eventually the tenant came through with part of the money owed. Unfortunately since it wasn't the full amount we were unable to accept it or the eviction process would start over again.

Near the end of the process the tenant lawyered up and the case went before a judge. The tenant lied in court and said they weren't served any of the notices and that they paid the amount owed. Rather than look at the evidence and documentation the judge said because we accepted money from them that we were in the wrong. Totally infuriating.

So meanwhile we're paying the mortgage for the Orlando home, rent for our place in Jacksonville and tenant has continued to live in our house rent free since february.

So today we have traveled back to Orlando for our appeal. Tomorrow we will go before the same judge and ask for him to please look at the evidence. I'm going to plead our case and pray for a different outcome.

…and I plan to do it all with a moustache.


Klickastache says:
Surely the Judge will be swayed in the correct direction at the urging of your stache.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:00pm -
gunsmoke says:
Very bummer. I hope judgeyjudge does the right thing. On the bright side, Orlando is 11x better with you and fam here.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:03pm -
Hodges says:
Damn, definitely sorry to hear that. Hope your appeal goes well. Keep us posted!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:05pm -
Lehcar says:
So sorry to hear that. I hope it all goes well, and yes please keep us posted
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:08pm -
ElDuQue says:
The stache be with you
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:11pm -
jnonfiction says:
What a terrible story. I'm sorry Daniel.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 6:12pm -
Twisted Sistare says:
What garbage. Is it that hard for the judge to do his job and look at the evidence?!?!?! Good luck. I had a bum roommate a year ago that was playing money games with us. It was a miserable situation, but we eventually got rid of him. As someone who's been through a similar but not identical situation, I wish you luck and victory.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:05pm -
miguelito says:
that's an awful situation. sorry to hear it. hope it turns out in your favour.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:20pm -
wondermade says:
The moustache lends you a fine air of credibility.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:25pm -
Easy Rider says:
Dude ... That totally sucks ... I HATE judges and court! I always come away feeling violated!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 7:39pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
Sorry to hear this.. I hope this can cheer you up.

CLAME.. seems appropriate.
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:03pm -
android says:
good luck fighting the good fight. hopefully logic will win out.

and excellent moustache, as always
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 8:35pm -
keeperofthefort says:
Me and thestraub ain't no squares. You're the square!
Posted: May 11th, 2011 - 9:34pm -
Site closed!
Unfortunately, Moustache May can't last forever.. the site is closed until 2011.