Justice Trinity County,TX?
I am a disabled senior, living on a very tiny fixed income, this will not change. I am in need of legal assistance, and countless calls to every agency(including legal aid) that I can find, have come to nothing. Not even a call back. I am probably getting too close, to the statutes of limitations date.
In November 2010, I bought myself a home. A cheap little fixer-upper house with just under 3 acres of land, a pond and two sheds. And yes, both seller and myself specifically addressed and agreed to the inclusion of the water meter assigned to and supplying the house, the driveway, the small shed inside a small fence around the house, and a second shed inside the larger yard area, the security lights and the RV hook-up. All of this was shown to myself, the banker and the appraiser, as what I was buying.
I contacted the water company, electric company, and insurance agency, and gave all of them the details they needed from me, for all of the transfers of ownership, transfers of meters, and new policies, the seller did the same.
I followed every step as the bank and lawyer told me to. Earnest money contract, down payment, lawyer, appraiser, all paid out of my pocket, lot's of people got to spend my entire savings, but I did not get, what I was sold and what I sure, that I was paying for.
The seller did not deliver, the security lighting, the entire driveway, both sheds, the water meter and 7/10 of an acre, that he said I was buying. He also failed to deliver, plumbing, sewer and electrical hook ups and lines, including an RV hook-up, connecting to my sewer system and my utility meters. All this he turned over to my neighbors, who were his renters, without consulting me.
The neighbors tried to evict me, from parts of my property. I am still here, I have no other place to go, and no way to win, if I leave my home.
My bank and the lawyer who cashed my check, can't seem to come up with a solution. My seller (months after the sale was concluded) signed over this land, the water meter and my driveway to the neighbor, then claims to have lost it himself, in a very odd 24 hour foreclosure. The people who claimed to have foreclosed on him, sold the property to the same people, my seller had sold it to.
As it stands now, I think that none of these three groups of people are in a position to make things right. My seller, resold, then lost the property in a self-imposed foreclosure, the foreclosers sold to my sellers renters and the renters, have to finish paying for it, to be able to release it to me, or any one else.
If I had known that I wouldn't own my water meter, my driveway, an RV hook-up, both sheds, my garden area, the security lights and the resultant connections to my house, sewer and plumbing. I would not have bought this place.
I would appreciate anyone's help in finding a solution to the trap, I find myself in. I gave my word and I am paying off my mortgage. The lawyer and the banks representatives did not see the discrepancies with all this before signing. I did not see the survey and legal description, until after signing, and did not understand what I was seeing, even then.
Even, though I may never recoup my own losses here, I still couldn't in good conscience, sell a property with all these problems, nor would anyone buy it as it is.