Skip to comments.Man Fined By Arlington Over His Foreclosed Home
Posted on 03/04/2012 5:37:46 PM PST by Theoria
David Englett walked around his front yard Wednesday afternoon picking up trash. He lives in Crowley, and understands that comes with being a homeowner.
But what he doesnt understand is being responsible for something thats no longer his. I feel like Im being punished for something I didnt do, said Englett. Its really frustrating and costing me a lot of time.
The truck driver used to live in Arlington, but two years ago his house was foreclosed. Englett hasnt lived there since.
Last July when he tried to renew his license he found out he had outstanding warrants. I dont want to go to jail over nothing never been to jail dont want to go to jail.
The warrants were for operating an alarm without a permit, another for an old fence and one for the grass not being cut. I didnt live there, so why would I worry about it the bank foreclosed on it, explained Englett Even when I lived there we never activated the alarm.
According to the City of Arlington, if the title hasnt changed then youre still the owner and responsible for everything on the property.
CBS 11 Legal Expert Jerry Loftin says the city just wants someone to pay the fines. If its foreclosed, its not his,
You have to remember cities are all about grabbing money from you I mean they try anyway they can, said Loftin.
Clearing up the confusion is costing Englett money. Hes already paid the city $150 dollars to remove a hold on his license, and he says he owes the City of Arlington hundreds more.
Englett has a hearing on the issue on Friday morning. Hes hoping to clear things up. The City of Arlington says theyre looking into his case. I dont understand why the City of Arlington wants to keep on with something when I showed proof and the bank owned it and not me, said Englett.
If the bank owns it now, they are the landlord and any civil property violations run with the property and are owned by the bank. If the man is accused of crimes, that would not go to the bank. It is not clear what is happening. If a car got a parking ticket yesterday and then I bought the car today, I’d expect the previous owner to be liable for that ticket, not me.
Remember when cities used to be that place you lived in?
Affordable housing is only for loyal Dem voters!
Trash the place in Section 8 and you are rewarded with a new house.
This is not new. You have plenty of divorced people out there who are forbidden from homeschooling their children and controling them, and, yet, when the kid at the other end of the country does something wrong, he owes “child support”.
The government considers this guy a serf who lost ownership but not ties to his property. The government wants its money and control now and automatically. It’s retarded but this is what we get under communism and blocking others from doing business.
And argue i tell ye.. / Sheite!
I doubt if property codes have “evolved” to the point that family law has. It sounds like a screw-up of records that could be cleared in court without a whole lot of ado.
I thought he lost title when the lender foreclosed?
The one that has title is responsible.
I’ve had a municipality draft money out of a corporate account for taxes owed on a vehicle the company hadn’t owned for over a year before. The kicker is, the bank allowed it without informing me, and I had to prove The corporation no longer owned the vehicle.
There are lots of cases where the banks foreclose and evict the homeowner but never actually take title to the property.
If your car got repossessed but the bank doesn’t take your name off the title who’s responsible for the parking ticket when they leave it on the street?
I’ve heard of these cases too and that’s a whole nother ball of wax. But this isn’t what happened here. The bank did take title to the land. Now the question is, what does the law say about who is liable for what. It should be black and white.
The bank probably never foreclosed on it so it technically his. Just wait till he get the tax and HOA Bills the last 2 years.
Wow. That sucks.
I remember years and years ago when I was in court for a traffic ticket. there was a kid ahead of me, aged about 20 or so, and he got a fix it ticket for an expired license tag on a company vehicle a year before.
He told his employers about but they never took care of the problem and even though he left the comapny seven months before his court date, the judge threw him in jail for three days for failing to pay the fine and getting a new tag for the vehicle.
A couple years later, the state changed the law where the current owner now keeps the tags, when selling their car.
If the bank never foreclosed the lawn bill is but part of what he will owe.
This story may be wrong and he may still own the home.
That it did. I moved the office and transferred registration to another county with no grabby asinine municipal jurisdiction because of it. The bank nearly got replaced, too.