Family forced to camp on own land
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
This is the extraordinary story of Isaac and Jody Johnson who have found themselves camping on their own land.
The Johnsons purchased their Rai Valley home last month in a mortgagee tender and since July 31, they've been paying the mortgage, rates and insurance.
But there's a problem - the previous owners haven't moved out.
And that's where things get very murky.
Watch the report from Kate King.
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31/08/2012 10:31:28 a.m.
Should of just brought the chattles from the previous owner, and agreed in contrat to move out on settlement.
Easy as a b 3.
18/08/2012 11:34:12 p.m.
Stephen Penniket wrote:
To the Johnsons (and Dobies). Your old community in Broad Bay Dunedin is behind you too.Hope it is all sorted soon. Much love from us all in Bacon St.
17/08/2012 10:35:19 p.m.
Update please wrote:
Woooo love an update on this story! 20th August soon. . .
9/08/2012 7:50:37 p.m.
All the best to the Johnsons. We have also just purchased a mortgagee property and the resident is refusing to move out. we have made contact several times by phone to try and work an agreement out where both parties could come to a satisfactory outcome with no success. we are now going to serve them with a notice to move out with a date deadline. on that date deadline we will be at the property with a trespass notice and the police to evict them from the property. we have had legal advice. Go For It Johnsons. This is something we would normally never do - but we will not be threatened by someone who is on the doll and lost their property due to their own undoing.
9/08/2012 5:32:50 p.m.
The date of the sale is irrelevant, the only date that legally matters here is the date that the notice was served, in this case Saturday 4th August.
9/08/2012 3:03:36 p.m.
the way i see it the previous owner would have been told on the 13th of july that the sale had gone through.So do the maths, dont paint the Johnsons as villians as i said you pay your debts or the price it was her choice. Sometime it is of value to others to know what lengths some will go out of bitterness for their own failings.
9/08/2012 9:37:18 a.m.
Now that the facts of this story were reported yesterday, I wonder if the people on here who have unfairly judged the previous owner will apologise? and while you are at it, maybe you should have a good look in the mirror to make sure your life is in perfect order.
The facts are the notice to leave the property was filed on Saturday 4th August, this legally provides 20 days to vacate which takes her to the Friday 24th of August. The new owners would have known this but still they turned up on Monday 6th August (two days later) with a camera crew and reporter in tow complaining that they couldn't move in yet, I suspect they have received poor legal advice throughout this procedure.
The previous owner has never stalled the new owners entry into the house/property, she is just taking the time that is legally entitled to her to find somewhere else to live. This situation should never have been played out in the media.
8/08/2012 4:15:33 p.m.
I feal 4 the Johnsons the excitment of purchasing their new home to have someone bitter about their own failer to block their entry. We all no if u dont pay for something u get it taken away,not all of the Rai residents are that vindective to hold it against these new people to their area. Imagine how u would feel in the same position, dont be to fast to judge
8/08/2012 3:55:12 p.m.
I feel for the Johnson's, ignore the intimidating minority who claim to be the 'Rai Valley Community'.
8/08/2012 9:35:10 a.m.
Craig and Jodie wrote:
Some of these comments are unbelievable,sounds like there are people here trying to intimidate the Johnson family.They obviously don`t have all the facts themselves.Something this woman appears to be too thick to have worked out is that to own something or have a lease,you have to actually pay money for it.This is why she has lost it and it is now the Johnsons.Hang in there Johnsons,your new community is behind you!!!!Kia kaha.
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