Family, landlord dispute deceased woman's apartment



BRENTWOOD, Pa. - The family of a dead woman and her former landlord are in the middle of a disagreement over the woman’s apartment and the belongings inside.

Kathleen Aiglo’s family contacted Channel 11 News and said they were being denied from Aiglo’s Brentwood apartment by her landlord.

Aiglo’s brother, John Krajnak, said he and his family simple want to remove their sister’s belongings.

“It’s not just her stuff, but some of my stuff and my other sister’s stuff. It’s all been taken away from us,” Krajnak said.

Krajnak said grieving the loss of his sister, who died of a heart attack earlier this month, is hard enough. Now, he fears he’s about to lose all of the personal items from inside her apartment.

“We were prepared to go over Saturday morning and had all the help we needed available to help us,” Krajnak said.

According to Krajnak, his sister was a good tenant who always paid her rent on time. However, Krajnak said they weren’t allowed inside because of what the landlord referred to as permanent damage.

Krajnak said there were stains on the beige carpet floors, which they offered to clean.

“But he flat out refused and said it wasn’t good enough and he wanted to replace them. He said not to come over because he wasn’t going to let us have any of her belongings,” Krajnak said.

The landlord told Channel 11 News that the family would be allowed in the apartment if they could provide a copy of the death certificate naming the executor of estate.

Krajnak said he just wants to remember his sister in happier times and put this all behind him.

“This is so much stress on me and my family right now, it’s totally unbelievable,” he said.

The law allows a company, in this case the landlord, to go after the deceased person’s estate to collect on any debts or damages. The property owner said that’s exactly what he plans to do if he and the family can’t come to some sort of an agreement.