Finally moving in
Thu, 30 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
Jodi and Izak Johnson's dream was to return to New Zealand from Australia to raise their two children.
They bought a lifestyle block near Nelson and prepared to settle down, but that's when their dream was tarnished.
The previous owner of the house refused to leave and Jodi and Izak seemed unable to do anything about it.
Having spent all their money on the house and mortgage they were forced to move a caravan onto the front yard and camp on their own property.
You might remember the story Campbell Live did about them at the time.
Well since then they have been able to move into their dream home, but as Kate King reports, they got a hell of a shock when they got inside.
Watch the video.
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29/04/2013 11:55:15 a.m.
That's Just Rude how People can comment on the negatives about the Johnson Family..Its also common sense to actually think that during the winter the family of four are frezzing in a caravan while trying to claim their right as new owners to the house when the time is overdue..I heard more stories about the previous owners doing dodgy jobs and ripping people off,so deceiving and the terrible intentions that are capable of gross conduct of actions in which I find very childish.The worst is leaving the house UNSAFE! you forget about the kids safety and that just makes me very irrate to think anything bad can actually happen to them, You are wrong Classicist and maybe donna is right about you being the previous owner to say ur comment really without thinking it through but as for me? I could be the brother and uncle of that family and I may know way more than what the medias saying ;)
7/09/2012 11:08:44 p.m.
Pat Methna wrote:
Yes, a bit of common sense and communication could easily have delivered a WIN-WIN situation here.
6/09/2012 8:16:06 p.m.
Aroha : In comes Donna's hysteria based on knowing all about Snivel "rights".The lady1 had a right of residency until served with an eviction order.End of story, and she still left 8 days early.Why the complaining? Instead of "rights" people were suggesting a bit more A R o H A tied in with a bit of tact and a dose of common sense.Honestly who calls in the media if your moving into a village doesnt happen smoothly?
4/09/2012 4:54:36 p.m.
John Mason wrote:
It is shame that the NZ Goverment can not see the great potential in the coastal railway for furture tourism and freight, just put it in the to hard basket as they always do. look at the SOL. Another great train journey gone.
4/09/2012 12:47:49 p.m.
@ classicist ( who might be the former owner of this property by the comments??!!!) but in response to your horrilble comments,
1. they new owners have the right to put their caravan anywhere they want on ITS THEIR PROPERTY, they should have been able to live in THEIR house and not have to stay in a caravan in the cold, the previous owner had months of notice and knew she had to be out at a certain date so you think that any sane person would have been packed and ready to go by that date, and certainly not leave removing screws, switches, sinks, pieces of pipes wires, log burner and light switch covers to the night before she goes - there no fooling anyone she did that out of spite and shows low moral character that she could leave dangerous wiring exposed when children are going to be moving in, thats why LOCAL resident electrians went in a helped them to make the home safe. if you think these items are part of her own goods as you put it i assume you would be happy to buy a home and allow previous owner to remove those things as their own goods and leave you to replace and repair what a idiot!!
And as for calling the media I thank them it lets us all know there are people out there who are spiteful and crooked and where lawyers let you down communities can come together to help. why should they have had to pay to keep switches, pipes, log fire, etc.. thats what you call PETTY, I mean cutting the pipe from bathroom vanity to make replacing impossible without having to a major plumming job to do thats PETTY, SPITEFUL AND MEAN SPIRITED - it was not the fault of this family that the former owner had to go to morgagee sale, they had nothing to do with that and they did not deserve to be treated that way. As for annoucing things I hope the former owner as moved from Rai valley as she has announced she doesn't deserve to be a part of such a wonderful community - all the best to the johnson family and as for the previous owner what goes around comes around!!
3/09/2012 8:18:56 p.m.
Ive changed my mind about this lady.1. the caravan was put right up close to the previous owner in her house, as if they are hassling her.She's still got to pack and move and needs her space. Must have been harrowing.Instead of doing it the legal way, and waiting, you hurried in and then called in the media.She obviously didnt have time to undo all the screws politely , but calling in the media again is pretty petty.In a way you are announcing your entrance just fine. I dont think I would appreciate you as mortgagee bidders on my property.If you whine about her taking her own goods , then why didnt you offer to pay for what they were worth, which was reasonable, as can be seen on the other video's document.Your mindset seems to be that it is all about YOU and how hard done-by YOU are. Just a thought from a long time Rai resident.
1/09/2012 4:42:57 p.m.
Police tend to view it as civil.If the prev owners went around doing more vandalism and theft, then the police would take an interest, but in a case like this, they just say 'Civil' and keep their heads down.In a similar situation, if you send around a bunch of rough locals, be it Mongrel Mob, Black Power, Outcasts - they can help evict unwilling people and so long as they dont actually assault anyone, the police will still say 'Civil' and keep out of it. Its a little sideline gangs have run legally, where for a fee they will provide the rough looking muscle in similar cases.In the same way in NZ, copyright laws are a joke. While its a criinal matter, the Police tend to go 'Civil' and keep out of it. I think there has only been a couple of cases in NZ history the police have ever got involved in copyright cases, even though we have laws that make it criminal charges. This is one reson dotcrim chose NZ, since our enforcement of copyright is a joke throughout the world.
31/08/2012 7:45:53 p.m.
Where are the police in all this? Great to see this couple in their house finally, but surely the previous owners should be charged with theft, vandalism etc
31/08/2012 12:52:38 p.m.
The prior owners are scumbags doing damage for damages sake. The extent of the damage looks like 15k at least from what was shown, and the prior owners wont have recovered much value for what they destroyed/took. Take the covers for the light switches, where they move to wont have the same type, so the light switch covers will just be dumped somewhere. Probably illegally dumped too making a mess of our enviroment.Normally only loose stuff is removed, furniture etc. Anything hardwired/fixed in like a stove, the heat pump, the wood burner, carpets, curtain rails should stay. As you find when buy any home. Being mortagee sale, the reason one expects from reasonable people goes out the window. It was probably attitude like that experienced that caused the mortagee sale in the first place. While the damage is not good, now your in, and the damage is now known, and you can work towards having it all fixed. It wont be quite the same as if all this nonsense hadn't happened, as its hard to accept anyone can be like the former owners.Compare this mortagee sale with the biggest mortagee sale in the news this year - Crafar farms. Bet the Crafars didn't go around doing damage everywhere - and they lost a lot more than these prior owners.
31/08/2012 8:14:46 a.m.
glad to c u have moved in and getting settled.Its unbelievable that adults if u can call them that could do such vandalisum. just remember karma is a bitch and its starting to catch up with them. I hope your dream for there becomes a reality
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