June 2nd 2011, I signed a purchase of sale agreement with my landlord to buy a home. I was paying 3,700$ a month, in order to pay the 40,000$ deposit requested for the rent to own. I was paying every month ( I've got the receipts to show for, the legal papers to show for) The lanlord decided that he no longer wanted to sell the home, even if we had legal papers signed for over three years. He began to harrass me, calling me, writing me, breaking into the home. Finally, after taking 37,000$ from me. He realized if I left on my own he could keep the money, if he made me leave he was breaching the agreement so what he did (although illegal by law) was he got the power (heat/lights) turned off in the home, I have a 3 year old boy and a 5 year old girl I had to leave the home because he left us in the dark, I used all my savings to give to him to buy this home. So we were just homeless.
I have been doing as much as I can to keep things afloat since then but can no longer do it anymore. I need the funds to keep paying my new place and to get my lawyers paid so that i can take this man to court in order to get what I deserve, some of my money if not all back.. in order to progress into a new home for me and my children. What he did was wrong. He could of simply, had told me he changed his mind, refunded me my money and I would of found another place. Instead he kept my funds, through me in the streets with two children. I need help to get back on my feet again