First of two parts
Halisi Ross thought it was the right rental. π The 26-year-old Baltimore man liked the look and feel of the two-story rowhouse in the 1200 block of Ashburton St. It was convenient to his classes at Coppin State University. Best of all: The landlord, Waz Properties, allowed dogs. π Ross paid $2,100 to cover the security deposit and the first month. π But when he moved in with his pit bull, Nikolas, in October, he discovered he had made a mistake.
The electricity had been hooked up illegally, court records show. The gas had been turned off.
But his biggest problem was that city...