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Feb 27, 2020 - 4:54:13 PM
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Owen

Canada

5178 posts since 6/5/2011

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/a-demolition-company-accidentally-tore-down-the-wrong-house-1.4830521

'Way back when I was getting into dairy farming, I bought the herd and milking equipment from a bank that was foreclosing on the previous owner.  I had moved some of the equipment but had to put it on the back burner, so I provided the bank with a letter proposing the date I'd have it cleared out, and saying that IF that wasn't acceptable to the bank they could contact me and we'd come up with a mutually acceptable date.   I went back a week or so later to complete the job [well within my proposed timeframe], only to find the barn had already been stripped. 

I went to the bank and was told that they had had a salvage company come in, and had sold the stuff at auction.  When I had the banker check my letter, he kinda shrugged if off with "It looks like we didn't read your letter very carefully."    To my considerable relief, a mutually acceptable payment was quickly and painlessly reached.

Feb 27, 2020 - 9:55:17 PM

Paul R

Canada

12438 posts since 1/28/2010

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:04:02 AM

mander

USA

4214 posts since 10/7/2007

I'm going to have nightmares about that tonight. We rent. We have a non-relationship with our landlady. She's a land developer. I can see her demolishing the house with us in it, because nothing she has ever said nor done gives me reason to believe she has any respect for life forms that aren't related to her.

 

Owen- glad things worked out between you and the bank.

Edited by - mander on 02/28/2020 04:05:23

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:19:29 AM
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figmo59

USA

30412 posts since 3/5/2008

Me buddy who owns ah wreckin n salvage yard...
Hopped up.. (car crusher) one of his customers cars by mistake...


He made good on it tho..

Seems he was p.o.ed..that his help wasn't crushin ..fast'nuff.. n he took it upon himself to get things done... faster....... :0/

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:06:49 AM

316 posts since 11/17/2015

We recently had an incident in our area, a disgruntled boyfriend burned down his girlfriends house, turned out he choose the wrong house.....

Feb 28, 2020 - 6:13:58 AM
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1056 posts since 12/2/2013

Hi Mander, most states have adopted renter's rights that prevent summary eviction and offer mediation if necessary.

Feb 28, 2020 - 1:28:50 PM
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RonR

USA

1610 posts since 11/29/2012

I worked on the wrong house for two days with four men removing and replacing the roof. The homeowner didnt say a word till we were done.He was an old poor man with a big smile on his face.

Feb 28, 2020 - 2:00:36 PM
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1056 posts since 12/2/2013

Ron, you'll get your reward in Heaven.

Feb 28, 2020 - 4:54:03 PM
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donc

Canada

6209 posts since 2/9/2010

A friend of our's brother had a summer home on Kamloops Lake. There was a CP railroad line on the bluff above this house. During the winter when most of the cabins were vacated a train derailed due to a small landslide. A train car completely flattened our friend's house. When the owner made contact with the railway he wasn't exactly met with an apology. The railway bureaucrat informed them that they had to prove that a house in good order was there before the train fell down. Eventually they were paid for the house including the fees for the lawyer.

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