Detroit (AP) — HGTV’s “Rehab Addict Rescue” star has won a dispute with Detroit over ownership of a devastated home.
Nicole Curtis said he spent at least $ 60,000 to start repairing the house after buying a house from a couple for $ 17,000. However, the Detroit Land Bank of Taiwan has made progress and said it is the actual legal owner.
Wayne County Judge Tim Kenny ruled in favor of Curtis, saying her refurbishment group recorded ownership of the property before Land Bank recorded it, The Detroit News report Friday.
Kenny told Curtis to complete the refurbishment and reduce the risk to the public.
Curtis’ Detroit Renovations LLC apparently didn’t know that the house was back under Land Bank control after the previous owner failed to repair it.
Mayor Mike Duggan said Curtis was “scammed” By those who did not legally own the property. However, after the court ruling, the mayor called for her to be blessed.
“As far as we are concerned, the problem has been resolved,” said John Roach, a spokesman for Dagan.
Curtis’ lawyer declined to comment. Curtis intends to spend $ 500,000 to revive assets, according to the newspaper.