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Karriemichelle 04-17-2013 03:20 PM

How to prove home sabotage
 
Any tips or advice or experience in proving home sabotage would be appreciated. This would include flooring, electric systems, plumbing system and structural.

Thank you.

GBrackins 04-17-2013 05:47 PM

can you be a little more specific?

Kansas Girl 04-17-2013 05:50 PM

Are you wanting to do it or are you a victim?

user1007 04-17-2013 06:24 PM

Were you sailing around the World and left the place unattended or are you wondering about a foreclosure you got for a song but as-is? Tenant gone bad?

Might need an independent inspection?

ddawg16 04-17-2013 07:03 PM

If the wires are cut.....not an accident.

If the water pipe is cut....not an accident.

If the house burned down.....most likely not an accident.

If the wall has holes in it.....most likely not an accident.

If the body buried in the backyard has a bullet hole in it.....most likely not an accident.

md2lgyk 04-17-2013 07:12 PM

Why are you concerned about such a thing? Are you looking to buy a foreclosed property? If so, they are typically sold "as is." Even if you could somehow prove sabotage, what good would it do you?

jagans 04-17-2013 09:23 PM

Dont you love it when someone asks an apparently baseless question and then just disappears? By the way, Good one Dawg, I got a real kick out of your response.

:laughing::laughing::laughing:

GBrackins 04-17-2013 09:31 PM

who says an old dawg can't teach you new tricks ....

fetzer85 04-17-2013 10:51 PM

Yes dawg, I actually laughed out loud at the last one. My wife asked what's so funny, I started to explain and as soon as I said DIY forum she said 'ok you can stop' lol.

FYI, I noticed the OP only has 2 posts so I checked out their other one. They asked about a box on the side of their house that they recently bought...so I'm guessing they are maybe finding some things in the house that led then to starting this thread.

md2lgyk 04-18-2013 07:27 AM

The sneakiest "sabotage" I ever heard of was a homeowner being foreclosed on who removed all the receptacle and switch covers, stuffed raw hamburger into the boxes, then put the covers back.

jagans 04-18-2013 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1161835)
The sneakiest "sabotage" I ever heard of was a homeowner being foreclosed on who removed all the receptacle and switch covers, stuffed raw hamburger into the boxes, then put the covers back.

Im surprised they aren't in jail. Apparently the people that do this type of thing don't read the small print when they sign a mortgage.

joecaption 04-18-2013 08:09 AM

I've seen renters that get booted out flush hand towels and wash cloths down the drain, super glue in all the locks, punch holes in all the walls, fill all the drain lines with expanding foam.
They got to pay for all that damage, plus the back rent.

I guess some plans look better on paper.

dan1554 04-18-2013 12:12 PM

I have seen forclosed houses where the previous owners smashed drywall, they broke every light fixture and light bulb in the house, they took a hammer to all the light switches and broke them off. They also broke the door knobs off every door in the house and pounded dents all over the refrigerator. They smashed the crystal chandelier and broke the ceramic tile on the floors. they broke the railing on the stairs and they broke the glass in the French doors and they shattered TVs on the basement floor among numerous other things. oh and they poured cement down the drain lines. If you're buying a foreclosure be very cautious

operagost 04-18-2013 02:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by md2lgyk (Post 1161835)
The sneakiest "sabotage" I ever heard of was a homeowner being foreclosed on who removed all the receptacle and switch covers, stuffed raw hamburger into the boxes, then put the covers back.

That's nothing. How about purposely putting a leak in the heating system in an attempt to kill the landlord with carbon monoxide?

operagost 04-18-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by joecaption (Post 1161863)
I've seen renters that get booted out flush hand towels and wash cloths down the drain, super glue in all the locks, punch holes in all the walls, fill all the drain lines with expanding foam.
They got to pay for all that damage, plus the back rent.

I guess some plans look better on paper.

You mean you could find them? And sue them? And they had money?


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