Fans of the HGTV show Rehab Addict will be saddened to learn that the city of Minneapolis is looking to take back a house it sold to host Nicole Curtis because no progress has been made in renovating the property. The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports (subscription may be required):
Curtis, star of the HGTV show “Rehab Addict,” bought the dilapidated house in the Jordan neighborhood from the city in November 2012. The deal came with a low sale price — $2 — but some specific requirements about when Curtis would need to complete major repairs. A contract she signed with the city required that Curtis would “substantially complete construction” of improvements on the house within a year of the sale, along with delivering regular progress reports to the city.
Now, two-and-a-half years after that deadline passed — and following months of complaints from neighbors about safety issues related to the property — the city is considering taking legal action against Curtis to take back the house. Council Member Blong Yang, along with city staff members and an appraiser, toured the building in late June, and the city is now waiting on a formal appraisal. City spokesman Casper Hill said Curtis has performed some work on the house, but “the issue is the time of performance, as she was given a year to complete improvements.”