Real estate company accused of charging overpriced mortgage payments

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 30, 2017

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a real estate company, alleging breach of contract.

HOUSTON — A Houston woman is suing a real estate company, alleging breach of contract.

Mary Redmond, individually and as representative of the estate of Evelyn Brown, filed a complaint May 24 in Harris County Circuit Court against BHV Realty Inc and Stanley Kuper, alleging the defendants engaged in unfair trade practices, misrepresentation, fraud and harassment by raising the mortgage payments on the properties through various means.

According to the complaint, on Oct. 15, 2015, Evelyn Brown died in a car accident, and her sister, Mary Redmond, was appointed independent administrator of her two estates. Redmond alleges that following the death of her sister, all mortgage payments of the properties were current and maintained and that the plaintiff has paid the property insurance premiums pursuant to the deed. However, Redmond said she learned the tax bill and property insurance payments had increased.

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to refund escrow overages and doubled or otherwise overcharged insurance requirements of the contracts, demanded unreasonable and unsupported late fees on current mortgages and threatened imminent foreclosure on the properties for non-payment of the mortgage, even though the mortgage is and has been current.

Redmond seeks trial by jury, actual, consequential and exemplary damages, an order requiring an accounting, attorney fees, expenses, pre- and post-judgement interest, costs of suit, and all other equitable relief. She is represented by attorney Deanne M. Hodge of Hodge and Barr in Houston.

Harris County Circuit Court case number 2017-34885

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