Skip to comments.Couple's paid-off home foreclosed mistakenly
Posted on 03/18/2014 9:47:29 PM PDT by Kartographer
A Broward County couple wants answers from the bank that foreclosed on their home mistakenly.
The couple returned from New York to find their locks had been changed and some of their stuff was gone. But it turns out the whole thing was a mistake.
"I said, 'Mel, we've been robbed.' We couldn't believe what had happened," said homeowner Harriett.
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I was thinking that what business have the banks in hiring private contractors to do this, shouldn’t they be working through the sheriffs?
But then I thought, it’s probably better that they use private contractors, because private contractors can be sued.
The headline is wrong. They were not “foreclosed” upon. No foreclosure proceeding was done. They were simply burglarized and forcibly ejected from possession.
Using Sheriffs? Not all, but many many banks not long have respecy for property rights or property laws.
Isn’t that [grand] larceny?
Wouldn’t the bank be very, very liable in court?
You are kidding right? The people will be luck if they recover their cost.
No, not at all; this is entirely unacceptable and I would have a hard time believing a jury would fail to find for the home-owners, even less-so than the benefit of the doubt extended to police officers (which itself seems to be very, very close to evaporating).
I am being more than a bit sarcastic tonight, but their is a core group of FReepers for whom banks can do no wrong. A group that if the law says you do a then b then c and in that order the banks should be/are be exempt because the law is either archaic as it not efficient and does not meet their business model. And when they are in the wrong it is only because they were trying to meet government regulations. To these FReepers its been over 2000 years since anyone roamed the earth that were more innocent and preu of heart. Did I cover it blam?
Or, that evil can’t be encoded in statute.
If they come home and discover a “contractor” burglarizing their house this way and the “contractor” happens to be shot during the resulting altercation what is the legality?
If they use deadly force on a brazen intruder do they get arrested? Convicted?
I think ObamaCare is a counterproof of that.
Not a problem; we all get that way at times.
but their is a core group of FReepers for whom banks can do no wrong.
I would recommend reading James 5, that should disabuse that notion.
Any bank that makes this kind of mistake should be treated like a burglary ring. People should go to jail.
Because of the way it acts under color of law it gets treated as a civil matter. I’d think a bad reputation would follow an operation like this pretty quickly, though. It will embarrass the bank.
Certainly, capitalism is not the all-exonerating virtue. That’s a cross there on Calvary. Not a dollar sign!
I would think so. Take a house-sized ding out of the bank's hide.
Then the bank, in turn, can go after the twerps they hired as enforcers, that is unless they've learned the Law of Holes.
“If they come home and discover a contractor burglarizing their house this way and the contractor happens to be shot during the resulting altercation what is the legality?”
Well, in Colorado, if you believe they are acting in a threatening manner, you pretty much can shoot them dead as long as they are in your house. I would imagine it wouldn’t come to that though if the owner is armed. If it was me and I was armed, I would hold them at gunpoint, explain the castle doctrine to them while they were being held, call 911, and then press charges for B&E and burglary as soon ass the police arrived.
These people didn’t have that option though since the B&E was done while they were out of state.
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