After more than a year of legal drama in Lacy Lakeview City, Texas, there's .
Owner Kristi Bass was found guilty of a Class C misdemeanor for renting out the property made famous by HGTV's Fixer Upper after she was denied the proper permit by the city council, the reports. The jury issued her a $1 fine for violating the city's ordinance.
According to Bass's lawyer, Susan Kelly, the jury was "conflicted and very sympathetic" towards her, likely resulting in the minimal fine. "They said they felt like she was singled out and that this was not fair," she told the . Now, Bass plans to appeal the decision. "We believe the facts and the law support that she had an absolute right to rent out her property and never needed a permit," the attorney said.
In September 2016, a neighbor filed a complaint when he learned of Kristi's plans to rent out the 2,653-square-foot home, which is situated just 10 miles from . He and other neighbors feared an increase in traffic and noise in their small town. But now that that neighbor has moved out of the county and is experiencing health problems, he asked that the case be dropped. But this isn't the only legal problem standing in Kristi's way.
The city also filed a civil lawsuit against Kristi, citing her twice for running the Barndominium as a rental property without the proper permit (after denying her said permit twice). That legal battle is still in the early stages. Currently, Kristi and her sister, a Sotheby's International Realty agent, are selling that appeared on Season 3 of Fixer Upper for $1.2 million.