OIB reported on Tuesday a landlord eviction action brought against Bridgeport Probate Judge Paul Ganim for lack of rent payment. Ganim statement:
Statement from Paul Ganim regarding 271 Grovers Avenue:
This will confirm that there is an eviction proceeding with respect to my residence at 271 Grovers Avenue. The landlord is under foreclosure by the bank due to her own financial difficulties and all rent through the month of May has been paid in full. During the month of May, an agreement with the landlord was reached. Due to her financial circumstances she was unable to repair a failed hot water heater and I undertook, by agreement, the replacement of that hot water heater.
The amount due for the month of May after deducting the agreed upon repair is estimated to be $250.00. That balance will be paid upon receipt of the final bill from the plumber for replacement of the hot water heater. The eviction will proceed solely on the issue of lapse of time, as the landlord is unwilling and unable because of her foreclosure and her financial difficulties to renew any lease agreement. The only issue was the date upon which I would be vacating the property. I actively am seeking to move at the end of the school year.