Tenants seek receiver to take over troubled Penn Hills complex

A group of tenants in a Penn Hills apartment complex that has fallen into disastrous disrepair are asking a judge to appoint a receiver who would take over the property while arguments over ownership drag on.

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Kate Giammarise
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
December 6, 2018

Tags: Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Justice Project (PA), Neighborhood Legal Services Association (Pittsburgh) (NSLA), Regional Housing Legal Services (PA)


The dispute over who owns the property has been complex and long-running. Florida-based Bayview Loan Servicing LLC initiated mortgage foreclosure proceedings against the then-owner of Valmar, Philadelphia-based Good Home LLC in June 2011.

“Throughout the past seven and a half years, and continuing through this date, the Defendants have remained embroiled in a contentious legal dispute concerning title to Valmar Gardens, and the foregoing foreclosure action remains pending,” the court filing states.