Some recent background: My wife and I were recently involved in an owner financed deal (gone bad) for a piece of real estate that we lived in for over a year which ultimately ended in the whole family (4 persons total) being kicked off our property (wrongfully and quite probably illegally so might I add) and through the same action, the entire family had everything we own hauled off, sold, or destroyed beginning on hour number seventy-three ;at the end of the wrongful seventy-two hour eviction notice that was ultimately served upon us by the other party in our purchase agreement; our former landlord under our previous lease term and subsequent lease agreement and selling party in the buy/sell, contract for deed agreement. This man is known as the following: James (Jim or Jimmy) Holmes PO Box 161653 Big Sky, MT 59716 (406) 581-**** We have been, living in various hotels and/or at friend's houses on a night by night basis or few nights at a time basis (best case scenario,) since being wrongfully kicked out of our home in late July of last year. We had been paying for said hotels, meals, gas and other expenses etc, as best we could manage with my disability benefits combined with whatever my wife could scrounge and manage in the way of work that was not directly impacted and impaired by the current and ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. We have lived largely hand-to-mouth until quite recently, when we finally caught a bit of a break and found reasonable and affordable housing in the last week in December of 2020. Timing could not have been better with regard to finding our own place as we had during the course of the last few months exhausted nearly every option and resource available to us in support of our efforts just to survive on an ongoing and day by day basis. We had recently exhausted nearly all financial support avenues such as personal loans, small bank loans, as well as those means that were intermittently available through YWCA, local churches, food pantries and similar charitable organizations, that provided for our needs at times in our recent efforts to live. With this in mind, it is was a far cry and a dream to think too far beyond any given day or that day's problems or solutions to the same as to think of solving something 'bigger or better' so to speak other than those problems closest to hand and most easily attained; We weren't going to be able to hire representation any time real soon at the time. We would like to be able to find and hire legal counsel in the above matter to represent us, if not in a court of law, and having filed for criminal proceedings against our former landlord, than in civil suit and for actually incurred loss and damages and expenses but those mentioned as well as those incurred for pain and suffering or similar but sadly, have not had the means to do so. In that 'contract for deed' deal and pricing, we were required to pay a sum of money that equated to $200 more per month to own the same piece of land that we had already been paying for at the rate of $1200 per month to rent. We paid the rental rate for a period of four months and the purchase rate of $1400 per month for a period of not less than six (6) months with all payments having been made into the landowner's bank account directly. Typically these payments were made somewhere between the first and fifth of each month per agreement and done so without hesitation or fail. It the deal, we would fall under an owner-purchaser 'contract for deed' agreement that was separate and different than the original lease agreement that we had originally signed and exhausted in our first six months in the property. In summary, it seemed like a no -brainer to my wife and myself to eventually own the same piece of property that we were already renting at a rate of $200 per month more than we had been paying and thus, we signed the contract for deed with our previous landlord. During the six or more months that we were paying at the inflated contract for deed pricing, we were confronted with a few issues that may have at one time fallen under the original lease agreement but, were at that time, exempt based on the fact that we had a separate purchase agreement for the property. Example of said differences would include where the express written consent by the landlord for the purchase and/or boarding of a family dog or similar pet as described in the original agreement and the total lack of language that existed pertaining to the same condition under a purchase agreement. Another example referring to a clause iterating that no part of the property described in the original lease agreement would be subject to sub-letting to a third party no matter the timeframe or duration, and that having to give notice and furthermore get permission to have overnight guests would be prerequisite to doing so under the lease agreement whereas a total lack of substance and language altogether pertaining to the same or similar situation or condition existed under the purchase agreement. In short, we were, at the owner's whim required to abide by certain issues that were indeed landlord/tennant based under the original lease agreement but which presented no issue at all under contract for deed agreement such as when we took in an emotional therapy animal; a dog and were told that we couldn't do so under such and such clause of the original lease agreement. Another example when having company and entertaining guests that were passing through, that we were in violation of such and such clause in the original lease agreement as was the case when friends stayed with us for a week while en route to family located out of state while under threat of the current and ongoing pandemic that we were newly facing in the spring of last year. Due to the fact that my wife was, at that time, extremely overwhelmed in whole and taking on far more than she should have been expected to in an effort to maintain her own physical health, run and take care of the family, as well as run her small business of the last twelve to fourteen years or make attempts to do so under pandemic conditions, we fell short in gaining proper legal representation as well as for filing for appeal when faced with notice to respond which ultimately ended up turning into a notice of eviction. We would now like to respectfully request whatever help or assistance in the aforementioned matter that you may see fit whether those be advice or services and would greatly appreciate the same.