Lawyer chimes in on township rental flap

By: 
Scott Sullivan
“The last two homes in our neighborhood to turn over were distress sales,” said K/N Association president Leslie Pollack. “Problems began with the conversion to rental units. “We have two more homes for sale now and are afraid the same thing will happen. It’s important you act now,” she told board members.

If good fences make good neighbors, two Saugatuck Township homeowners may want something on the Great Wall of China’s lines.

Barbara Paulger of 3014 Newport Drive complained at the Aug. 5 township board meeting that the home next to hers, newly-sold to Selim Erhan, a research scientist who lives in Woodbridge, Ill., had been causing renter problems.

“I’ve seen bonfires by the propane tank, garbage all over, noise and parties with 20 people or more,” said Paulger, sharing photographs she had taken of the 3016 Newport property.

“These are misleading, mischievous claims,” countered Erhan, who bought the 2,118-square-foot, 4-bedroom house next to Paulger’s in February for $210,000. The dwelling, which boasts deeded waterfront on the Kalamazoo/Newport Association pond, was first listed for sale in August 2014 for $279,000.

“You take pictures of paper on the road,” Erhan said. “Well, whose paper is it? Noise and parking? Do you know who is causing them?

“These allegations aren’t proper or documented,” he said.

For full story, pick up a copy of the Sept. 3 Commercial Record or subscribe to the e-edition.

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