After 2 years of fighting, the marshals finally kicked out a crouching man in the upscale Ansley Park house – WSB 95.5
ATLANTA – High-end squatters reportedly lived in a $ 1 million Atlanta home without rent and refused to leave for years.
An Atlanta couple say the nightmare began over two years ago.
Channel 2 Action News the cameras were there this week as the Fulton County Marshalls proceeded to evict the Ansley Park house, piling up personal effects in the front yard.
But the story began more than two years earlier.
âThe buyers came in with a good deal,â said owner Chad Sims. Channel 2 investigative reporter Justin Gray.
Sims believed he made a deal to sell his house in September 2019.
âIn my opinion, I don’t think they were ever going to buy the house. It’s just, I think that’s how they got in, âSims said.
Fulton County court documents show the potential buyer to be Corey Fuller.
Sims said for months Fuller kept pushing the closing date, then canceled the deal last fall but stayed in the house – and stopped paying rent.
Sims said he hasn’t received a dime in rent since last January.
He spent a year trying to evict the family as he was forced to live in a series of short-term rentals, spending money each month on mortgage, rent and thousands of dollars on attorney fees. .
Meanwhile, Fuller filed a series of court motions that repeatedly delayed and delayed the eviction.
âYou know, money is a big thing. But I’ve had to move my family six times in the past 10 months, and it’s my daughter, my husband, even my dog, âSims said.
Gray checked Fulton County court records and found at least four other Writs of Dispossession filed against Fuller for four different Atlanta properties.
In Cobb County, Fox News Channel star Sean Hannity sued Fuller. In that case, a judge ordered Fuller to pay Hannity more than $ 900,000 in another real estate dispute.
We’ve been trying to reach Fuller for several weeks before he was kicked out.
Fuller’s attorney, Grady Roberts, told Gray in an email, âThey don’t squat, they are landlords and tenants. The owner / tenant dispute arose after a tree fell on the residence.
A tree fell on the house in October 2020, but Sims said the Fullers would not let contractors complete the repair work and continued to live in the house for another 14 months, refusing to pay rent most of the time. .
âI feel like I won a Super Bowl and just got out of an abusive relationship,â Sims said.
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