A resident of Pennsylvania Eileen Battisti owed just $ 6.30 Interest for late payment of taxes, but the state court that was enough to deprive her of her own home.
In 2008, she paid taxes for six days after the deadline. Because of this, she formed a paltry debt, which in 2009 increased the amount of 255.84 dollars, transmits Prian.ru .Because of this debt was sold her house in 2011 at the price of 116,000 dollars, despite the fact that the value of the house at that time was 280,000 dollars.
Not so long ago the remaining homeless Eileen Battisti filed a petition for cancellation of the sale of their property. However, the request was rejected.
Woman lawyer Ed Santillian claims that his client never received any payment arrears.According to him, during the 23 years of experience the lawyer he had never seen, so that the house was sold because of such a small debt, writes ThinkProgress .
The publication adds that today it is a fairly common problem in the United States. So, a woman from Baltimore lost the house due to unpaid water bills in the $ 362 – she could not pay $ 3,600 for the dismal foam. A resident of Rhode Island was evicted from her home for two weeks before Christmas because of a debt of $ 474 dollars.