Frustrated family faces obstacles just getting home 

Article and Video Courtesy of WPEC-TV CBS 12 News

By Chuck Weber

Published December 9, 2013

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WELLINGTON, Fl. -- You take for granted being able to come and go from your home as you please. But for Sarit Levy and Sean Solender and their three children, it's not that simple.

The family moved into a rental home in the Olympia development, in Wellington, on November 1. Just before Thanksgiving, the family's gate transponders stopped working.

After checking with the homeowners association, Levy said she learned property owner Nermine Hanna is not up to date on her HOA dues -- and the family had not been approved to move in.

"I said, 'What do you mean? I live here,'" recalled Levy. She said the landlord did make arrangements with other neighbors, to help the family get in and out. 

"I'm having 30 people over for Thanksgiving, and I'm saying, 'Oh well, say this address, but come to this address,'" Levy explained.

The family also was given temporary transponders. Still, Levy wonders, what would happen in case of an emergency. "I can't get into my home for my children," said Levy.


CBS 12 visited the home of property owner Nermine Hanna. She came to the door, and we asked why she had not paid her HOA dues. Hanna claimed the association had not accepted her payment. However, Hanna admitted she submitted the application for her tenants only this week.

After we spoke with Hanna, Levy and Solender say Hanna told them to move out immediately. Evictions don't happen that fast, but the family worries now even more about having access to their home. 

Frustrated family faces obstacles just getting home.