HESPERIA – A Hesperia woman, her husband, her daughter, and her 70-year-old disabled father were all set to move into a new rental home on Thursday. The family had paid $2350 for the rent and deposit and signed the lease with IE Rental Homes located at 8671 C Avenue in the City of Hesperia.
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, according to the tenants, they were told the home was ready and they received the keys. Eager to move into their new place, they took the rental truck full of their belongings to the home in the 15700 block of Bleriot Street in the City of Hesperia.
When they got there they were shocked, to say the least, the home was not only not ready, but unlivable with no running water, no electricity, no flooring, and no drywall in some areas. The renter, who out of embarrassment has asked to remain anonymous said, “I just rented it yesterday, and it’s unlivable. I’m not being prissy or just stuck up I’m being serious,” she said. There’s no carpet tile, it’s concrete, the walls need to be finished there’s no drywall, texture paint or anything. The kitchen is ripped out and thrown out into the indoor greenhouse that was being used to grow pot plants.”
She said that she called Myra Vargas, an agent with the company to express her concern. Vargas according to the renter, told them that they should just stay in the garage until the work is complete. The massive amount of work left to be done she said was expected to be complete on Tuesday.
When a 24/7 Headline News reporter spoke with Myra Vargas, a leasing agent with I.E. Rental Homes, she said that the lease said that the move in date is supposed to be May 12, 2017. She also stated that there is no woman or child listed on the lease, the property was leased to two men, one a 70-year-old male. She vehemently denied speaking with a woman or telling her to sleep in the garage.
24/7 Headline News is working on viewing a copy of the tenant lease to verify the lessee’s and lessor’s account of the incident. If received, we will update with our findings.
Meanwhile, the family has placed the woman’s elderly father who is suffering from Parkinson’s and Diabetes in a motel since there is no way he would be able to stay in the garage of a home with no running water or electricity. The family has dogs, so they are forced to stay in their rental home at least part time until the home is complete. With funds exhausted from the rent, deposit, and moving costs, they can not just get up and move. The family said that they only shared their story so this would not happen to any other family in need of a rental home.
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This article was written by a staff member of the 24/7 Headline News Organization