What would you guys do? - REO Property Preservation Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 125
Thanks: 22
Thanked 61 Times in 38 Posts
What would you guys do?

Long story short my husband had to take two weeks off from doing any work due to an unexpected equipment issue. He called his two RVM's and everyone was great about it. All his work was reassigned for that time.

As soon as he was set he called the two companies and let them know he was good to go. He was flooded with work great no issues with that.

I was helping him this past weekend and we noticed a scary trend. Every single property that one particular contractor did was broken into and all the copper was cut out. Also, at some of them, personals were stolen like a very nice bedroom set, two wood stoves, washer/dryer, fridge, a pool table, and a lawnmower.

There were 23 properties in total that this contractor did while my husband was out and they were in CT and MA.

So was this a coincidence or is this guy or his crew just a bunch of thieves?

I mean some of theses properties my husband has been doing for over a year and there was never an issue. Noone else had gone to those properties before this.

Oh and he did call from site for each property that had an issue. Doing grass cuts you don't have to go in the property, but when my husband saw broken windows and doors he called and they asked him to do a visual and if he saw something missing to take a picture. He didn't have to do a full PCR on them.

Yes this have been bothering me personally so what would you guys do?
ctquietcorner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 04:20 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ohio
Posts: 568
Thanks: 137
Thanked 307 Times in 177 Posts
make sure my liability insurance is paid up. Someone will pay and guess who was there last.
hammerhead is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 05:33 PM
Super Moderator
 
GTX63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Your House Soon...Soon
Posts: 3,186
Thanks: 676
Thanked 2,249 Times in 1,094 Posts
Sounds like it is too strong to be a coincidence. Breaking windows and doors makes it look like local burglers. Yes, you absolutely have to report it. You have to protect yourself. If you wait until they discover it outside of you, then they will hang you on a hook. Aside of that, I doubt they will go after anyone else as they cannot prove anything, and if the crew is new, may not even have insurance yet.
GTX63 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 666
Thanks: 124
Thanked 336 Times in 182 Posts
He did everything he was supposed to do.

It's up to the bank, police, and the insurance companies now.
Ohnojim is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-08-2014, 08:27 PM
Junior Member
 
Cherrysacs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Boise, ID
Posts: 20
Thanks: 1
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Only thing you can do is report to client, and always photo proof your findings. As the contractor its your job to secure the properties and only worry about yourself. Some other advice always be prepared to defend yourself as well, hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

Cherrys all cleaning services
Cherrys property management

Contact: [email protected]
Website: Cherryspreservation.com
Cherrysacs is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-09-2014, 07:08 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 125
Thanks: 22
Thanked 61 Times in 38 Posts
Just to clarify when I said report I ment report the contractor that was last there to the RVM.

My husband called from site for each property and informed them of the issues. The client was notified and he was asked to file police reports for each property.

Funny we just got an e-mail asking to check on 4 other properties when my husband goes out to do the re-cuts there. When we looked at the history of the properties low and behold guess who was the last one there.
I think the RVM is putting two and two together. Especially since there are other properties that were done by a different contractor during those two weeks and those were fine when my husband just winterized them.
ctquietcorner is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-11-2014, 12:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 751
Thanks: 123
Thanked 504 Times in 253 Posts
We had the same issue once a few years ago. I was able to determine that all of a certain group of houses had been TOed by the same vendor because they were all missing all appliances, even the water heater, range hood and garbage disposals.

The broker visited the next few properties the day before they they were assigned to said contractor and photo documented every item. Then they returned the day after the TO and low and behold everything was gone.

Not sure of the final outcome, but they were busted and fired at the least.
Gypsos is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-13-2014, 10:13 PM
Super Moderator
 
BPWY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: MT
Posts: 4,096
Thanks: 1,470
Thanked 774 Times in 468 Posts
During my time of doing P&P not a single of the nationals I was working for cared in the slightest about vandalism.

Professionals are people who can do their job when they don't feel like it.
Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
BPWY is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-15-2014, 10:41 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 751
Thanks: 123
Thanked 504 Times in 253 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BPWY View Post
During my time of doing P&P not a single of the nationals I was working for cared in the slightest about vandalism.
Same here. But I did discover that they will pay you to paint over graffiti with giant penises in it.
Gypsos is offline  
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gypsos For This Useful Post:
BamaPPC (10-15-2014), UnitedFieldInspections (10-17-2014)
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 10-16-2014, 08:18 AM
Low quality low cost
 
Craigslist Hack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Every city
Posts: 2,338
Thanks: 695
Thanked 1,687 Times in 846 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by BPWY View Post
During my time of doing P&P not a single of the nationals I was working for cared in the slightest about vandalism.

What they do now is have you meet an officer out there and try to turn it in to insurance. They LOVE it when a property gets vandalized.
Craigslist Hack is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the REO Property Preservation Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome