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The Reo put trash in my yard

The bank foreclosed on this home next door months ago and had one of those clean up crews come in a clean up the trash. Well they got lazy and put what must of been left overs into my back yard.  I called the realtor and he says it isn't his responsibility. And is now blaming the owner??  What should I do about this guy "Brian Richard Realty Group.com"
  • June 16 2011 - Paradise Hills
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    That can be a very difficult situation, and stressful for surrounding neighbors.
    Unfortunately, until someone new takes posession of the property, it is still the current neighbors responsibilty. You can contact the contractors who did the "clean  out" of the property ,and let them know you found debris in your yard from what appers to be from their job next door. They might be forthcoming, and help you out. I wish you luck with your situation!
    • June 16 2011
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    Throw it back over the fence and feel free to add anything that you have lying around to the pile in the REO's yard. The bank will pay someone else to haul it off.
    • June 16 2011
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    I once lived where an empty lot backed up onto our lot with an alley in between.

    As with many empty lots folks who didn't want to pay, would find the nearest empty lot to dump their furniture, mattresses, etc. Which is precisely what would happen to this lot across the alley.

    The owner, rather than wanting to pay to clean it up, threw the crap in our back yard. I KNEW that it had come from his lot as I had seen it there before. So I threw it all back in his yard.

    THEN

    I called city inspections and complained about the pile of junk in his yard.

    End of problem
    • June 16 2011
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    Well, from the photo, I can't tell if it was "dumped", "thrown", or if the wind blew material off the roof.

    Without any other evidence, I would assume the wind blew part of the roof of, and it just happened to land there.

    It looks like a relatively small amount, so I would just put it in the trash can and forget it.  There is no reason to create a conflict over nothing.

    On the other hand, if it is a lot more than is visible, you should send an invoice to the bank for the "clean up" of their property.

    Why blame the Realtor if the Bank was the one that hired the crew to do the cleanup?
    • June 16 2011
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    @Mike LOL I like your brand of frontier justice. It's funny.
    • June 17 2011
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    Our neighborhood is presently maintaining 2 properties in our nneghborhood. I would recommend that you gather it up and get rid of it or ppile it back where it came from. To bad someone didnt get a business card from the so called trash out company. When the neighbors help maintain the property they are also helping maintain the values. Good luck!

    • June 17 2011
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    No way. It's not that neighbor's responsibility to pile up the trash from the REO and get rid of it. I say put it on the porch or in the front yard and call it into the City or the Fire Marshal as a hazard.

    Bad behavior should not get the bank a free dump run. It should get them a ticket for creating a nuisance. Banks are like tenants. They do not have the "nice" rights that long term neighbors have. You treat them only as well as they act. Bad act, bad treatment, no regrets.
    • June 17 2011
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    there should be a sign on the window or the door that has some type of contact information.  If not, even though the reatlor says it's not their responsibility, call them again and tell them they need to communicate the problem to the assest manager before the city comes and fines them for it or you send them the bill for your clean up, etc....because it might not be their responsibility to clean up the property but it MOST CERTAINLY IS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY TO COMMUNICATE with the sellers about issues concerning the property . they typically have a agreement that says something like they will check on it once a week and report issues etc.  ( i personally like sunnyview's idea of adding to it...afterall, if they say something like - this XYZ thing wasn't here before- then they clearly are admitting to the other stuff being there.)

    The agent should recognize that they don't want irritated neighbors.  They should also realize that people wanting to LOOK at the house don't want to trip over the trash on their way to the door.  or even worse...they don't want people coming to look at the house meeting the irritated neighbor that has such valuable feedback about the listing agent's lack of care for properties and the neighbors beside them that they list so they might not want to bother to look at the agents other properties....and if they are thinking of selling they certainly don't want to talk to that agent because if something happens to tick off their current neighbors and someone lets him know..he might not help communicate it to them  (bla bla bla). 

    calling authorities to report the trash is good.  letting the agent know you're happy to keep the city updated on the progress of the trash clean up is good. 
    • June 18 2011
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    Someone owns the property and paid the crew.
    I'd simply call the police, file a report and then ask the cops to enforce the law.

    Simple.
    • June 19 2011
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