Memphis landlord helps tenant gets back on his feet - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Memphis landlord helps tenant gets back on his feet

(WMC-TV) - Complaining about landlords seems to be more prevalent than praising them. But Action News 5 is throwing out a HIGH FIVE to a landlord who helped his tenant in his time of need, rather than evicting him.

Randall Sowell has rented a home from Bill Brown for the last eight years. But when Sowell injured his ankle last July and lost his job, he thought he would eventually be evicted.

"The man had ... he could have evicted me five months ago," said Sowell.

But Sowell says Brown did not evict him. Instead, he started allowing Sowell to do odd jobs for him until he could get back on his feet.

"He helped me out a lot," Sowell said through tears. "I'm not use to this, I'm not used to having to stick my hand out for help..."

And that is why Sowell contacted Action News 5 to say that there are good landlords around Memphis -- and he wanted to publicly give his landlord credit for being one of the good ones.

Sowell says it has been eight months since he has been able to pay his rent. He is grateful his landlord has been so patient with him.

Sowell is hoping that surgery can repair his ankle so that he can get back to work and begin paying rent again. Meanwhile, he is telling everyone who will listen how great his landlord has been to him.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • #4 Ole Miss wins first SEC Baseball Tournament title since 2006

    #4 Ole Miss wins first SEC Baseball Tournament title since 2006

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:33 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:33:42 GMT
    Source: SECSource: SEC
    Source: SECSource: SEC

    The Rebels used a four run 7th to accomplish something that hasn't been done in 12 years. They beat LSU 9-1 to win their first SEC Baseball Tournament championship since 2006.

    More >>

    The Rebels used a four run 7th to accomplish something that hasn't been done in 12 years. They beat LSU 9-1 to win their first SEC Baseball Tournament championship since 2006.

    More >>
  • Southern Miss wins the C-USA Tournament, defeating FAU 12-3

    Southern Miss wins the C-USA Tournament, defeating FAU 12-3

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:08 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:08:09 GMT
    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU. (Photo source: WLOX)Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU.

    More >>

    Southern Miss is bringing a conference tournament championship home to Hattiesburg with a 12-3 victory over FAU.

    More >>
  • Conference USA baseball tournament played under sunny skies following shaky start

    Conference USA baseball tournament played under sunny skies following shaky start

    Sunday, May 27 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-05-27 22:06:33 GMT
    Thousands of fans outlast a rainy forecast to watch C-USA tournament. (Photo source: WLOX)Thousands of fans outlast a rainy forecast to watch C-USA tournament. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Thousands outlast rainy forecast to watch C-USA tournamentThousands outlast rainy forecast to watch C-USA tournament

    After multiple weather delays early in the week, the Conference USA baseball tournament wrapped up Sunday with full stands.

    More >>

    After multiple weather delays early in the week, the Conference USA baseball tournament wrapped up Sunday with full stands.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly