“Rehab Addict Rescue“Star Nicole curtis won a legal dispute with Detroit, Mich. over the ownership of a ruined house.
The HGTV star said she spent at least $ 60,000 to start repairing the house after buying it from a couple for $ 17,000. But the Detroit Land Bank Authority took a step forward and said it was the true legal owner.
Wayne County Judge Tim Kenny ruled in Curtis’ favor, saying his renovation group registered title to the property before Land Bank did, The Detroit News reported Friday.
Kenny told Curtis to complete the renovation and reduce the risk to the public.
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Curtis’ Detroit Renovations LLC was apparently unaware that the house had returned to Land Bank control after previous owners failed to fix it.
Mayor Mike Duggan said Curtis was “scammed” by people who do not legally own the property. But after the court ruling, the mayor called her to congratulate her.
“As far as we are concerned, the issue is resolved,” said Duggan spokesman John Roach.
Curtis’ attorney declined to comment. The newspaper said Curtis intended to spend $ 500,000 to revive the property.
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In March, Duggan admitted he felt “bad” for Curtis.
“It looks like she was scammed. It looks like she paid someone who didn’t own the house and paid them to buy it. But the land bank can’t legally give him the property, ”he said.
Curtis, a resident of Detroit, had already ended her show “Rehab Addict” in 2018. She returned to television with a brand new series called “Rehab Addict Rescue“in January, where she helps homeowners restore ruined historic homes to their former glory.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.