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Neighbors of mine were evicted a couple months ago. I felt bad for them at first, but then found out they took vacations and bought new cars, all without making a house payment in over a year. It was an orchestrated foreclosure, I guess you could say.

So now, we deal with the abandoned house left behind. The neigbors have been mowing the field that used to be their backyard. The cops had to be called because the neighborhood kids were treating the house, shed, and trees as a jungle gym, and the backyard as their own playground.

I think there was a glimmer of hope this morning when a crew came in and emptied the house and yard of anything that wasn't bolted down. The only thing is, it all now sits at the end of the driveway. I'm sure this will be a free-for-all attracting all kinds of "shoppers" until garbage day - in fact, they have already started. But will the garbage men take all this stuff? I've seen belongings sit curbside for months at other places, presumably because nobody is paying for trash collection at the house.

I'm sure other's are dealing with this too. What should I expect. How long will the crap sit out there? I'm sure it will be long enough for it to get rained on tonight or tomorrow morning.
 

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Not knowing what your city's garbage pickup rules are, I would call to make sure they will pick it up and when. Sometimes they send different pickup for large items. I know back in the days that I lived in Dearborn Hts, we were allowed two special pickup for free each year.
 

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give till monday then take a pic of the pile and post it on craigslist in the free section.
 

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Well at least it's not some guy working on his boat stringers in his driveway for 2 1/2 years!!!
 

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QUOTE(Pornodave @ Jul 10 2009, 08:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Well at least it's not some guy working on his boat stringers in his driveway for 2 1/2 years!!!


who would do that, he should be strung up and shot.

besides we can't all steal people blind on a boat AND a dingy!
 

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The bank normally sends a truck out to get all of that stuff. At least they did the last 2 times the house next to me was foreclosed.....

Yeah, same house, twice in 4 years......


But, just for the sake of asking..........anything good over there in that pile?!?
 

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The bank or property management company may be interested if they did not do a proper clean up. The companies they hire have to follow some strict guidelines or they don't get paid.

The contact info should be posted on the house somewhere.

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I just watched our Clay Twp board meeting on TV. They discussed this subject & said it is considered littering. Your township/city should be notified.

I agree that some of the companies that charge banks to clean out these houses do a poor job. Most of the better ones will bring a dumpster & have the debris professionally hauled away.
 

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That's interesting. Maybe different communities have different policies on this? I would have to think the bank knows that they aren't hauling the stuff away. Or maybe they have another crew that comes around and picks it up. Hopefully....
 

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There was a second crew over there a short while ago, I think they were changing all of the locks. Hopefully this means they are going to start taking care of the property.
 

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I would think that Rizzo would be picking up the trash regardless of who is or isn't living there. the contract they have with chesterfield is that every residence is required to use Rizzo for trash pick up, whether you want to or not. that way it is more affordable to all of the residents of the community. since the bank owns the home, I'm assuming they are lable for the bill from Rizzo.
 

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The neighbors are in my backyard, which is New Baltimore. We'll see what happens come Wednesday. Garbage picker watching has been interesting.
 

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We have had a couple homes on out street enter forclosure as well. Fortunatly, a mess was not left. I am assuming the banks are keeping the lawns mowed. They have been keeping them up and clean. Only one house is left enpty so far. Happy to see that some nice people have bought the homes instead of renters moving in. Owners always take care of the homes better.
 

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QUOTE(Soo Sassy @ Jul 13 2009, 07:47 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Owners "always" do? Apparently you've turned a blind eye on our neighbor right next door


Yeah, I guess your right. I keep forgetting about her because she is nice and keeps to herself.
 

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QUOTE(Capt'n Mike @ Jul 12 2009, 11:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The neighbors are in my backyard, which is New Baltimore. We'll see what happens come Wednesday. Garbage picker watching has been interesting.
Wednesday has come and gone. Did the debris disappear?
 

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Just keep calling the city twice a day until the stuff is gone, in most cities if it is a health hazard, they will send a crew out to clean it up and bill the property. Call and tell them you see rats in the garbage and you are scared to let you kids go out, that usually does it!!

If they are cleaning it out and changing the locks, that means they are getting ready to put it on the market, in Michigan there is a 6 month redemption period before the bank can take possession after the Sheriff sale.
 
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