The 44-year-old and her so-called “aunt” and business partner, Betty Dowling, are allegedly holed up at the four-bedroom property in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
According to Richard’s son, Chavoita LeSane, they have managed to pay for the front of the roof to be repaired and are hoping to do major work on the house in the coming months.
But Richard’s family is desperate to get the property back and tear it down to build a new house on the land.
Chavoita told The U.S. Sun that Lakeisha is living in what they nicknamed the “doghouse,” which is an outhouse next to the main abode that his dad converted into a one-bed studio.
“I have seen some work being done on the house but I don’t think it’s really live-able right now,” Chavoita said, adding that he has seen improvements made to the crumbling roof.
Photographs previously obtained by The U.S. Sun show the property has been left to rot amid the legal battle, with a giant hole in the front of the home.
“Lakeisha wanted my dad to write a check for the house so the deed will become free and clear, but he’s not doing it,” Chavoita said.
“We all want to knock it down and build a new house