curious and concerned

United States

#322 May 27, 2013
Past Renter wrote:
You can add Dennis McDonald to the list of slumlords! I lived in a house the was full of black mold that he refused to come fix and me and my children were sick constantly then when I went to move out he filed eviction against me for damages saying that it was my fault because i put things against the walls in the home. It was in every room on baseboards up walls, in closets and on windows. I had to throw away several things in my son's room after discovering it. It was in the carpet and the baseboards. I have now moved and have heard he did not fix it but only painted over it. I would like to know how I should approach this so it doesn't happen to the next tenants esp if they have children. Any suggestions or does anyone know of any attorney's that do free consultations for this? Thank you!
Where were you renting if I may ask? I know someone renting from them currently. Might be same place.
Previous Renter

Mulberry, IN

#323 May 30, 2013
curious and concerned wrote:
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Where were you renting if I may ask? I know someone renting from them currently. Might be same place.
There is currently no one in the house I used to be at, i went by there yesterday and it's still empty. I was thinking he had told me he rents to over 75 people. I just hope the other places don't have this problem. I am still curious as to how i should approach notifying of him not fixing the problem only painting over the mold. I would hate for a child or elderly person to rent this place and then come to find out they have gotten severely ill. It is just not right that he is blaming me for this issue either and I would like to know if there are any attorney's here in Frankfort that protect against this matter or at least do a free consultation. I'm a single mother of 2 so do not have a lot of money for an attorney but don't feel i should have to pay for the damages the mold caused. i took pictures as to where is was in the house and a video of how the place looked when i moved out. My trial is not til June but if I can report to maybe the health department or someone else by then it may help and also prevent anyone else from getting sick from living in this place. It's on the eastside of town.
Previous Renter

Mulberry, IN

#324 May 30, 2013
the real john reid wrote:
we would be more than happy to get you as many signs as you need. just go to the website and send your address and we will drop them off.
Can you please give the website information again for the signs. I would greatly appreciate it so I can inform everyone of Dennis McDonald needing to be added to the list! Thank John!:)
For Sure

Fort Wayne, IN

#325 May 30, 2013
You do not have to have a lawyer to represent you for your day in court. You have your documentation. Get all of your dates, and communications, such as calls, emails, letters, etc ready to be presented in a timeline. More than likely he will not have a lawyer present he will reprsent himself. remember it costs him too for a lawyer.
Documentation is everything! If you have it you have a chance of winning.
Previous Renter wrote:
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There is currently no one in the house I used to be at, i went by there yesterday and it's still empty. I was thinking he had told me he rents to over 75 people. I just hope the other places don't have this problem. I am still curious as to how i should approach notifying of him not fixing the problem only painting over the mold. I would hate for a child or elderly person to rent this place and then come to find out they have gotten severely ill. It is just not right that he is blaming me for this issue either and I would like to know if there are any attorney's here in Frankfort that protect against this matter or at least do a free consultation. I'm a single mother of 2 so do not have a lot of money for an attorney but don't feel i should have to pay for the damages the mold caused. i took pictures as to where is was in the house and a video of how the place looked when i moved out. My trial is not til June but if I can report to maybe the health department or someone else by then it may help and also prevent anyone else from getting sick from living in this place. It's on the eastside of town.
resident

Frankfort, IN

#326 May 31, 2013
Previous Renter wrote:
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There is currently no one in the house I used to be at, i went by there yesterday and it's still empty. I was thinking he had told me he rents to over 75 people. I just hope the other places don't have this problem. I am still curious as to how i should approach notifying of him not fixing the problem only painting over the mold. I would hate for a child or elderly person to rent this place and then come to find out they have gotten severely ill. It is just not right that he is blaming me for this issue either and I would like to know if there are any attorney's here in Frankfort that protect against this matter or at least do a free consultation. I'm a single mother of 2 so do not have a lot of money for an attorney but don't feel i should have to pay for the damages the mold caused. i took pictures as to where is was in the house and a video of how the place looked when i moved out. My trial is not til June but if I can report to maybe the health department or someone else by then it may help and also prevent anyone else from getting sick from living in this place. It's on the eastside of town.
Have you reported him to Sam Payne, the Building Inspector? If one can report lawns in need of mowing to him, I would presume he needs to know about mold in rental homes. Also, report him to the Health Department. The only way Frankfort is going to get this mess cleaned up is by reporting these slumlords.
The real John Reid

Edinburgh, IN

#327 Jun 5, 2013
Well beware Gem City. The Tax Assesser is in town.
And she is raising taxes on all property in town.
I asked her what about the Slumlord properties in town that haven't paid taxes since 2007
and use all the aka names & LLC.
I also told her the people are tired of carrying these people on our tax bills.
I explained that this is how a revolution starts and people are fed up with Slumlords.
Her answer was someone has to pay.
People need to get a spine and stand up against these scumbags.
Come on

Frankfort, IN

#328 Jun 6, 2013
The real John Reid wrote:
Well beware Gem City. The Tax Assesser is in town.
And she is raising taxes on all property in town.
I asked her what about the Slumlord properties in town that haven't paid taxes since 2007
and use all the aka names & LLC.
I also told her the people are tired of carrying these people on our tax bills.
I explained that this is how a revolution starts and people are fed up with Slumlords.
Her answer was someone has to pay.
People need to get a spine and stand up against these scumbags.
Like the spine you showed when the Stellar group came to town and you took down your signs.

Even went so far as to ask others to remove for the day...

What a spine you have, John.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#329 Jun 6, 2013
The real John Reid wrote:
Well beware Gem City. The Tax Assesser is in town.
And she is raising taxes on all property in town.
What's better, falling property values or rising property values?
resident

Frankfort, IN

#330 Jun 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
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What's better, falling property values or rising property values?
We all know that rising property values are better. Tell us where the property values are actually rising in Frankfort.
David

Bangkok, Thailand

#331 Jun 8, 2013
The real John Reid wrote:
Well beware Gem City. The Tax Assesser is in town.
And she is raising taxes on all property in town.
I asked her what about the Slumlord properties in town that haven't paid taxes since 2007
and use all the aka names & LLC.
I also told her the people are tired of carrying these people on our tax bills.
I explained that this is how a revolution starts and people are fed up with Slumlords.
Her answer was someone has to pay.
People need to get a spine and stand up against these scumbags.
Let's not forget the ass kissing that has been going on with the pictures of the creek and the comments about his support of our mayor's blowing money on things that will not increase our property value.
David

Bangkok, Thailand

#332 Jun 8, 2013
The real John Reid wrote:
Well beware Gem City. The Tax Assesser is in town.
And she is raising taxes on all property in town.
I asked her what about the Slumlord properties in town that haven't paid taxes since 2007
and use all the aka names & LLC.
I also told her the people are tired of carrying these people on our tax bills.
I explained that this is how a revolution starts and people are fed up with Slumlords.
Her answer was someone has to pay.
People need to get a spine and stand up against these scumbags.
It's not the tax person's responsibility to deal with blight, it's the local administration.

Show me where the Indiana Property Tax Code states that we are carrying non tax paying property owners. The administration is doing that. If they would utilize the codes they currently have, they could make a major dent in collecting them.

What happened to your spine Mr. Sign Man???
Point of Information

Indianapolis, IN

#333 Jun 8, 2013
David wrote:
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It's not the tax person's responsibility to deal with blight, it's the local administration.
Show me where the Indiana Property Tax Code states that we are carrying non tax paying property owners. The administration is doing that. If they would utilize the codes they currently have, they could make a major dent in collecting them.
What happened to your spine Mr. Sign Man???
Don't think you quite get it there. David.

Taking them to court over their property condition doesn't help the system collect their past due taxes.

Although collecting violation of ordinances money would help fund the projects we are currently undertaking.
resident

Frankfort, IN

#334 Jun 8, 2013
David wrote:
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It's not the tax person's responsibility to deal with blight, it's the local administration.
Show me where the Indiana Property Tax Code states that we are carrying non tax paying property owners. The administration is doing that. If they would utilize the codes they currently have, they could make a major dent in collecting them.
What happened to your spine Mr. Sign Man???
You can see the nonpaying people on Beacon.com It was also noted in a community meeting (I attended the meeting) that there were three individuals with rental properties who owed well over 100 thousand dollars in back property taxes to the city and county. One particular individual filed bankruptcy and has been paying on taxes owed for 2012 when I last checked. Don't know about those taxes owed for the prior five or six years. I agree that the administration hasn't done enough to enforce the codes; however, when they went after these parties, one filed bankruptcy. Now, in these three cases, it is the slumlords (supposed taxpayers) responsibility to maintain their properties and pay their taxes. Really don't know why you are going after Mr. Sign Man when you should be going after these slumlords and the administration.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#335 Jun 8, 2013
Doesn't non-payment of property taxes result in forfeiture of the property and a subsequent sheriff's sale?

Here is a list of upcoming properties for sale: http://www.sri-taxsale.com/Foreclosure/Proper...
You are clueless

Westfield, IN

#336 Jun 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
Doesn't non-payment of property taxes result in forfeiture of the property and a subsequent sheriff's sale?
Here is a list of upcoming properties for sale: http://www.sri-taxsale.com/Foreclosure/Proper...
Why did you ask and answer your own question???

Yep, that sheriff's sale will save your precious mayors ass. NOT
You are clueless

Westfield, IN

#337 Jun 8, 2013
resident wrote:
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You can see the nonpaying people on Beacon.com It was also noted in a community meeting (I attended the meeting) that there were three individuals with rental properties who owed well over 100 thousand dollars in back property taxes to the city and county. One particular individual filed bankruptcy and has been paying on taxes owed for 2012 when I last checked. Don't know about those taxes owed for the prior five or six years. I agree that the administration hasn't done enough to enforce the codes; however, when they went after these parties, one filed bankruptcy. Now, in these three cases, it is the slumlords (supposed taxpayers) responsibility to maintain their properties and pay their taxes. Really don't know why you are going after Mr. Sign Man when you should be going after these slumlords and the administration.
It looks like he sold the town down the river
Come on

Frankfort, IN

#338 Jun 8, 2013
punjab wrote:
Doesn't non-payment of property taxes result in forfeiture of the property and a subsequent sheriff's sale?
Here is a list of upcoming properties for sale: http://www.sri-taxsale.com/Foreclosure/Proper...
Punjabby - No. Showing your ignorance once again. Non-payment of property taxes does not result in a sheriff's sale.

Get your facts correct before coming on here.

If an installment of property taxes is not completely paid on or before the due date, a penalty shall be added to the unpaid portion. If the full installment of property taxes is completely paid within 30 days of the due date and no other delinquent taxes are due on the property, a 5% penalty will be owed on the amount that was delinquent. After 30 days, the penalty increases to 10% on the amount that is delinquent.

In addition, if any taxes remain unpaid, when the next year's installments are due an additional penalty equal to 10% of any taxes remaining unpaid shall be added. A property may become subject to a tax sale of the property if the taxes remain unpaid after one year (IC 6-1.1-24-1).

http://www.in.gov/dlgf/2516.htm

http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title6/...
Sleepless in Fkt

Westfield, IN

#339 Jun 8, 2013
Proof yet again that puny jab is whacked in the head from consuming waaaaaayyyyy too much koolaid.

Do you suppose that Richard, as he dropped to his knees, told him he would do anything if puny jab would be his right hand man?
resident

Frankfort, IN

#340 Jun 9, 2013
punjab wrote:
Doesn't non-payment of property taxes result in forfeiture of the property and a subsequent sheriff's sale?
Here is a list of upcoming properties for sale: http://www.sri-taxsale.com/Foreclosure/Proper...
This works only if the owner doesn't file bankruptcy...like some of these slumlords did. They reorganized under bankruptcy and are still in business.
resident

Frankfort, IN

#341 Jun 9, 2013
You are clueless wrote:
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It looks like he sold the town down the river
Who is "he."

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