Article Courtesy of The
First Coast News
By Ken Amaro
Published August 24, 2017
JACKSONVILLE - In 2006, Lynn Fulk purchased his Arlington home on Holly Point
Drive. He now lives in Hawaii, but he still owns it.
"I have had it listed for sale,' Fulk said.
He is trying to sell it, but a few days ago, his realtors discovered people were
living in his house.
"They had moved in already, change the
locks and changed the electricity in their name," said
Parvesh Saluja. “I was shocked."
He said the house was vacant after he had to evict the last
tenants, but he does not know who is now living in his home.
"I did not rent it and I didn't tell them to rent it out to
anybody," he said.
The unauthorized tenants are just one of his concerns. Even
though the realtors have maintained the property, on July
24, a company called Golden Pylon filed a $6,500 lien
against Fulk's home for mowing, landscaping and labor.
"I never authorized them to go on the property,” he said.
“My realtor never authorized anyone like that to go on the
property. I don't know who they are."
It is a surprise to him and a surprise to the realtors.
"I don't know who they are. I am still
shocked," said Saluja.
The owner of an Arlington home filed a police
complaint after he discovered people living in his home and they're
not his tenants.
Golden Pylon,Inc. is a state registered business. The president is Donald
Plummer. The office has an Arlington Expressway address, but the building
manager said it is a virtual office and only his mail comes to the address.
The tenant did not want to talk about Golden Pylon and their lease, if there
is one. We were told to leave.
"We can't let someone come in and take your property," Saluja said.
Police are now investigating what happened to Fulk's property, and he has hired
a lawyer to remove the lien. He is 4,600 miles away from Jacksonville and said
he's angry that someone is trying to take his property.
"It is upsetting me,” he said. “It is costing me money for something that is not
Donald Plummer reached by phone did not have much to say about the property.
"This is a private matter and there's nothing to talk about, my attorney is
dealing with it," Plummer said.
His attorney, Ray Hill, was not available for comment.
Fulk has retained the services of Zack Crabtree. Crabtree said they have started
the process to get the tenants out, it is called an Unlawful Detainer Action,
and then they will work to remove the lien.
Who can place a lien on your property if it is not properly maintained?
The Jacksonville Municipal Code Enforcement Division and your Homeowners
Association (HOA). In this case, there is no record of any city code violations,
and there is no existing HOA.