A Laventille man who lost his Pashley Street home to a fire on June 7—is appealing for somewhere to live after he was evicted from the family’s home on Friday night.
Curtis Maloney, 62, of Pepper Hill, Laventille Road, San Juan, said he was given permission by his brother-in-law to occupy the lower level of the house until he could get back on his feet.
Grateful to have a place to rest his head, Maloney said he moved into the cramped premises with his wife, son, daughter and two grandchildren ages five and six.
However, unbeknownst to Maloney and his family—the property has been at the centre of a legal battle.
Needless to say, he was shocked when the owner turned up accompanied by a martial and a bailiff from the High Court on August 23 to evict them from the premises.
The cancer patient who also underwent bypass surgery earlier this year said, “We just want some assistance with a place to live or we will be out on the street.”
Hugging his grandchildren Adanna and Aaron close, Maloney said their possessions were placed on the street but in order to prevent them from becoming soaked by the rains, they stacked them under a small shed on the property.
Maloney said the police were expected to return yesterday to ensure their belongings were removed and the gate to the property locked.
Maloney said he is willing to pay a rent out of his $3,500 per month pension.
While a female relative has offered to temporarily accommodate his son, Maloney said he and wife are looked after their daughter who is also being temporarily accommodated at a friend’s house.
He is worried that with no where for the elderly couple to go, they would end up sleeping on the streets.
Anyone wanting to provide help to the family can contact 302-6329.