Mobile Home Deal gone bad. Help? - Posted by for David Alexander
Posted by for David Alexander on November 20, 1998 at 21:20:24:
I’m posting this message for David Alexander because he’s not able to access the net. If you send an E-mail to the address above, I’ll forward it to David. -Jeff
I sold a Mobile home in Texas, Sept. 25th for 12,000 with 800 down,
Payments of 256.56\month for 60. Made the mistake of not
Selling as is. The people needed to move in quickly,
So I let them move in, while I hooked up all the electric,
Gas, and fixed several things. I had them sign the purchase
Agreement, and a promissory note, straight out of Lonnies
Books. I added an addendum to the purchase agreement
Saying that I would:
Fix the bathroom shower surround and tub. (completed)
Fix and seal wood in windows of bedroom 1 and 2, replace
A panel in bedroom 1.
Paint outside of mobile home to meet park standards.(completed by them)
Add skirting to mobile home to meet park standards.
(Although, I didn¹t put a completion date)
I quickly ran out of money after doing all the hook ups,
Recharge the air conditioning etc. I went to them approx.
Two weeks after and explained to them that I was out of money
And that I would prefer to let them finish the work and I
Would remove the cost from the principal balance of the note.
They agreed to paint and do the skirting, but wanted me to do
The windows, I said I would but, didn¹t know when I would have the
Money to finish. First Payment due on Nov 1st, didn¹t arrive.
Called her she said she had the cash, on a Thursday, but also had Pneumonia, and would be home the next day, I called her, she was sick in bed, I told her to call me Monday, No Call. I sent her a demand letter
To send the payment for the home, the insurance payment, the lot
Deposit, and late fees(25.00 on 5th day, 2.00 per day thereafter).
No money was sent. I called her and she says she has filed a claim
Against me for 1300.00 dollars, and I will be served soon.
She says she has the money but, will not send it to me and that she talked
To her lawyer and that is legal. She said that since I didn¹t come pick up
The money when she offered it¹s my fault, not hers.
I offered several solutions, I had a guy that would refiance her and pay me off, I offered her cash back at closing if she would do that, No Go.
I told her that when she sent me the payment, I would come finish the work
On her home, No Go.
She says she want her money and to move out, and will not communicate
To me any further.
What would you do? The result I want is to get her out with my home in
One piece and quickly resell it, But, currently my pockets aren¹t deep with
What I think my options are.
Avoid being served, and start the eviction\repossession process, and try to get her out of there.
Buy her out, I have no cash, and I¹m not sure she¹ll budge for less than her
Claim. She feels she has a good case.
How do you repossess and evict on personal property?