Synopsis of Facts: Jeramy Ennis of Northwest Mechanical, Inc. Cleveland Ohio has breached his contract with SARTRE, LLC (CA) which entitles SARTRE, LLC 88% ownership of two properties located at 18801 Rockland Ave. Cleveland, OH and 4487 W. 149th Cleveland, OH. These homes originated from the Deed in Escrow program at the Cuyahoga County Land Bank. Breaching contract, Mr. Ennis has sold 18801 Rockland Ave., keeping SARTRE’s capital investment and profits due SARTRE. Mr. Ennis has currently stated his intentions NOT to transfer 4487 W. 149th into the entity Neighborhood Action Partnership, as the contract requires, now placing ALL of SARTRE’s investment principal and profits due SARTRE at risk. ANY Buyer considering the purchase of either property should immediately contact Peter L. Brady, Manager of SARTRE, LLC at 949-829-5674, read the facts below including a copy of “The Agreement” and verify the facts by viewing the documentation available to the public online at www.northwestmechanicalscrewjob.com
Chronology of Facts:
10/18/11 – Jeramy Ennis, Jason Brooks and I (Peter L. Brady) meet with Angela Whitaker and Ian Ahern in the Cuyahoga County Land Bank office for the purpose of purchasing property. At the meeting, Jeramy Ennis authorizes a Deed in Escrow contract on two properties 18801 Rockland Ave.Cleveland, OHand 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH. Jeramy states to Ms. Whitacker that the two $5000 deposits will be wired from him the next day.
10/19/11 – Jeramy Ennis contacts Ms. Whitaker informing her of a delay in funds transfer.
10/19/11 – Jeramy Ennis and Theodore Ennis of Northwest Mechanical, Inc and Peter Brady representing SARTRE, LLC (CA) enter into a verbal agreement in a coffee shop.
10/21/11 – $1,442 received to Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC from Northwest Mechanical, Inc per agreement.
10/21/11 – On behalf of SARTRE, LLC, and Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH, Peter Brady transfers two $5,000 deposits to Thoroughbred Title Agency for the purchase of 18801 Rockland Ave.Cleveland, OHand 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH. These wires are acknowledged by Annette R. Rodriguez and Escrow officer Lynn Wolski of Thoroughbred Title Agency. Angela Whitaker, Ian Ahern, Jason Brooks and Jeramy Ennis are all cc’d on correspondence.
11/02/11 – Jeramy Ennis faxes to SARTRE, LLC (CA) a ratified and notarized copy of “The Agreement” stating SARTRE, LLC (CA) owns 88% of each home and that when the Deed is transferred from its owner it is to be vested in the Name of Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH and the homes will be jointly owned.
10/21-12/16/11 – Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH invests and additional $7,802.89 in materials through direct payments to vendors. Lowes and on 11/17/11 a wire for $4,372.52 to Northwest Mechanical, Inc. for reimbursements of material costs. Neighborhood Action Partnership, LLC OH also incurs another $232.77 in insurance expense.
11/17/11 /1/24/11 – Attempts to contact Mr. Ennis are without response or reply. Jason Brooks provides status onRocklandrenovation as a courtesy. He never investested.
12/22/11 – Lynn Wolski acknowledges receipt of “The Agreement as the renovation of18801 Rockland Ave.is nearly complete
1/24/12 – Mr. Ennis sends an email to me stating that, “So at this time to all people involved Northwest Mechancial Inc will resusme responsibility for 18801 rocklandave, and 4487 w149th street in clevelandohio. Pete lynn has been instructed to return you wires of 5000.00 for each house, total of 10,000 us dollars back to as soon she can . which should be thursday jan 26, 2012. the addition monies owed to you will come from me.”
1/25/12 – I send an email to ALL Land Bank and Escrow parties stating that SARTRE, LLC has not released Northwest Mechanical from our agreement.
1/25/12 – I receive and email from Escrow Officer Lynn Wolski stating, “I spoke with Jeramy and he was going to get the agreement released and we are just going to put title in to the original company name. Once he bring me funds I will release the $5000.00 on the property. That is on both Properties once funds are replace I will release the funds I have. SO we are going back to the original contract with no agreements.”
1/25/12 – I receive a reply from Greggory A. Anglewicz. the Attorney at Thoroughbred Title stating, “TTA has a contractual obligation with Landbank and Northwest to close this transaction upon completion of the terms dictated in their contract.”
1/26/12 – At a distinct contractual disadvantage with and having no legal way to prevent a sale of 18801 Rockland Ave. AND Mr. Ennis’ intentions of breaching contract clear, I send an email including all accounting of funds to Mr. Ennis stating that, “My investment capita and time are not free,” and that I will concede to a “principal plus interest at 10% per annum” resolution.
1/27/12 – Mr. Ennis replies stating, “Pete can please give me infomation on the sartre pay out for 1746.00 . also please advise me on intrest owed.”
1/28/12 – I respond to Mr. Ennis’ email with a new accounting of funds, adding insurance expense.
1-31/12 – 02/01/12 – I send another email to Mr. Ennis stating, “Since I wasn’t notified of receiving any funds today, I’ll assume (perhaps incorrectly) that you are not able to take care of all this in a timely manner. My terms certainly do not have an indefinite time frame. What are your plans?”
Mr. Ennis’ reply to my email states, “Funds will be weird out tomorrow, sorry was clearing up title issues with Lynn and Ian . I will pay additional days of interest also, have added them to wire. Thank you again.”
02/22/12 – I send an email to Mr. Ennis stating, “Jeramy, Your lack of communication and execution on your promises is creating larger problems for you than you might imagine. Do you care to give me an update and commitment before the proverbial shXX hits your fan?”
02/22/12 – Mr. Ennis’ reply states, “Please advise out of town , will call t.” No further communication (or promised funds) are received from Mr. Ennis until a reply to a 07/20/12 email.
On 02/07/12 – Without my knowledge and in breach of contract,18801 Rockland Ave.was transferred TWICE, first from the Land Bank to Northwest Mechanical. Public records indicate that two hours later the property is sold by Northwest Mechanical to Joeseph Rose for $64,400.00 via Quit Claim Deed, without a participating title agency or Purchase Contact of record. The gross profit is $64,400 – $10,731.55 = $53,668.45.
02/16/12 – I send an email to Lynn Wolski and Ian Ahern stating, “Although Jeramy’s intentions appear to be in good faith, as of this date N.W. Mechanical has not reimbursed my company for our earnest money deposits or renovation expenses.”
02/16/12 – I only receive an email response from Greggory A. Anglewicz stating, ”We have been advised that Sartre, LLC and Neighborhood Action Partnership are no longer part of this transaction by Northwest Mechanical. Unfortunately due to privacy laws, I can not release any information on these files to third parties without the consent of the principals.” A reply to Mr. Anglewicz asking for clarification solicits the following response.
02/17/12 – “We do acknowledge that your organization provided Northwest Mechanical the funds it used as its earnest money deposit and Thoroughbred notified you, as the sender, of its receipt. Thoroughbred’s contractual relationship, and its duty is to the parties to the contract and our escrow agreement. Neither Sartre nor Neighborhood Action Partnership were ever made party to that contract. Initially, Northwest Mechanical advised us that they would be working with your organizations and that it intended to name Neighborhood Action as its nominee to take title. Subsequently, Northwest Mechanical instructed Thoroughbred that it was no longer working with your organizations and would close in its own name. As such, Thoroughbred is no longer able to provide protected information to you under federal privacy laws without the consent of the parties.”
02/21/17 – I send an email to Mr. Anglewicz & Ms. Wolski stating, “This is a formal request to immediately return the $5000.00 wired to you on 10/21/11 by my company for the property address: 4487 W. 149th.Cleveland,OH.”
02/22/12 Mr. Anglewicz replies stating, “Mr. Brady, The $5,000 deposited by wire on 10/21/2011 was paid on behalf of Northwest Mechanical as the earnest money required under the terms of the contract between Northwest and Landbank for the sale of the property located4487 W. 149th St.,Cleveland. Unfortunately, TTA is not able to release those funds until substitute funds are deposited, the transaction has closed, or both parties to the transaction provide have provided written instruction to do so. As neither of these three prerequisites have occurred, TTA is unable to comply with your request.”
02/22/12 – Mr. Anglewicz responds stating. “The $5,000 deposited by wire on 10/21/2011 was paid on behalf of Northwest Mechanical as the earnest money required under the terms of the contract between Northwest and Landbank for the sale of the property located4487 W. 149th St.,Cleveland. Unfortunately, TTA is not able to release those funds until substitute funds are deposited, the transaction has closed, or both parties to the transaction provide have provided written instruction to do so. As neither of these three prerequisites have occurred, TTA is unable to comply with your request.”
07/20 – 08/03/12 – SARTRE, LLC has requested from the Land Bank that, given the curcumstances, Northwest Mechanical is to transfer the Deed in Escrow contract to SARTRE, LLC.
08/04/12 – Ian Ahern replies stating, “Called you back. I have not had confirmation from Jeremy that he wanted to rescind the contract. He currently has a deal in place with us until I hear otherwise from him. Have a great weekend, let me know if you have any other questions.”
As of August 31st 2012, neither Northwest Mechanical, Inc. or SARTRE, LLC (CA) has changed their position. SARTRE, LLC obviously has vested interest in both properties, including 4487 W. 149thCleveland,OH, the Deed of which is still held in Escrow at Thoroughbred Title Agency,Cleveland,OH.
Contact: Peter L. Brady; SARTRE, LLC Manager 949-829-5674 for more informmation or supporting documentation. This dispute and title ownership is in litigation. All Facts are documented online at: www.nwmechanicalscrewjob.com
On the next page, please find a signed and notarized copy of The Agreement between SARTRE, LLC and Northwest Mechanical, Inc.