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Rough Start For Getsomeplayer Inc. Due to Landlord Negligence During Eviction
Phoenix, Arizona - May 14, 2016
Reeling from their landlord's alleged misconduct and disregard of the AZ Landlord Tenant Act, the Burkhart family is in desperate need of basic necessities, specifically shelter, clothing, and legal assistance. The Burkharts claim that their landlord illegally held their property ransom for arrears, falsified a near $5, 000.00 moving and storage bill, ultimately to just dispose of their property by illegally dumping it, along with hundreds of documents containing private business as well as personal information, in several areas of a North Phoenix neighborhood.
"We started finding check stubs, sensitive documents, things with our personal information on them in the middle of street for identity thieves to have a heyday on us," states Patrick Burkhart, who is also the Founder and CEO of newly formed tech startup and brand GETSOMEPLAYER INC.
"We desperately need a good lawyer and possibly someone to loan us an RV to be able to keep our family together and allow the path of justice to prevail here," continued Burkhart.
"The worst part is the emotional toll it keeps taking on us." explained Victoria Burkhart who is also CFO of GETSOMEPLAYER INC. "It just keeps getting worse. We keep finding remnants of our belongings here and there. It forces us to go through that horrible realization that it's all gone, over and over," Mrs. Burkhart reiterated.
The Burkharts allege that the landlord requested that they use Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2, to remove all their property from 2110 E. Redfield Road in Phoenix Arizona, their former residence and corporate office of GETSOMEPLAYER INC. Later in the evening of April 1, an altercation occurred after the landlord, angrily re entered the residence, complaining that nothing had been moved. Burkhart explained to him that they were packing and prepping on Friday then moving it all on Saturday when they would have more manpower available with friends and family having the weekend off from work. The landlord told Burkhart to remove their dogs from the residence at about 4:30 PM on Friday, April 1. While Burkhart was removing their animals, the landlord told the rest of the family to leave the premises and began to use obscenities while talking to the Burkhart's 11 year old son, Braden, calling his family "trash" and "worthless". In the heated moment, the Burkhart's 17 year old daughter, London, on crutches at the time, came to the defense of her brother and told the landlord to not talk to her brother in that matter. The landlord then shoved London, to which in turn caused London to retaliate by kicking him in the shin. The landlord then grabbed London's hair, took her down to the ground, and continued his physical assault. Family friend, Spencer Hill, 18, of Phoenix AZ, came to London's aid, and while pulling the landlord away, Hill attests the landlord continued to strike her, repeatedly.
Police were called and soon after their arrival, the situation was diffused with no arrests. "I called the police immediately. They said the landlord would go to jail, but if I pursued with charges, my daughter would also go to jail," Mrs. Burkhart further explained.
The landlord quickly locked up the house and Mr. Burkhart was forced to leave behind his computer bag with his laptop in it, as well as his wife's mother's prized family heirlooms.
The police told the Burkharts to call them when returning on Saturday so they could act as witnesses to the removal of the property. On Saturday, Mr. and Mrs. Burkhart called and emailed the Battersbys to arrange the agreed upon continued removal of their property and delivered to them a letter from the AZ Landlord Tenant Act Handbook stating the illegal seizure violated the law and demanded the release of their property. Accompanied by police to the residence, the Burkhart's only reply from the Battersbys was via email stating, "when you have the money you owe us plus the moving costs, we can move forward." When the Burkhart's alerted the police and the Battersbys it is a violation of the law for a landlord to hold tenant property ransom for rent arrears, Phoenix police told them it was a civil matter and the courts enforce those laws. Horrified, the Burkharts began to realize their property was in the hands of someone who had complete disregard for the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act, with no state or local agency to enforce their rights to their property nor to prosecute the negligent landlord in the careless mishandling and disposal of it.
"I lost my job that paid a $4,500 a month and the launch of our company has been completely derailed because they won't give me my laptop back," Mr. Burkhart continued.
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To help the Burkhart family, donations can be made online at: https://www.youcaring.com/
To provide legal assistance, or to book an interview, contact Patrick or Victoria Burkhart at 1.480.498.9746 or by email: email@example.com
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