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|User Info||Squatters File Bankruptcy To Keep Homeowners Out Of Their Ow; entered at 2012-08-06 17:06:10|
Registered: 2007-12-05 NFA
They lived there 13 years apparently, before the temporary relo to Indiana.
But no one among the neighbors alerted them to the squatters before they returned? Who in the neighborhood tipped folks off that the house would be vacant? Was no one hired to mow the grass or otherwise keep the property from appearing vacant?
How did the squatters get utilities turned back on, if the accounts hadn't been closed down? Fraudulently posing as the owners over the phone? Or if they were left on, how did the owners not notice spiking bills in their absence despite winterized settings?
Shouldn't the owners have left contact info/forwarding address that the utilities would have consulted in the event that anyone requested changes to current gas electric water service orders?
A part of me is asking these questions to find out what precautions would be effective as a homeowner who might be gone for long stretches during the year. What measures do they take? Folks in Florida, Arizona, etc?
PS - this in a nice enough area of Littleton, walking distance from where I used to live. Just a few blocks from Bow Mar, with nice tree lined homes sitting on huge hillside lots overlooking Bowles Lake.
Last modified: 2012-08-06 17:07:44 by pietertvl