Calling the police and filing a police report, as well as calling your insurance are great suggestions. You might also want to get the name of the Seller's insurance company, as they most likely will be the responsible party. Having a copy of your home inspection report, which shows that there were copper pipes there on the date of the home inspection, will go a long way in getting your claim resolved quickly.
Times are a little crazy right now. It is a shame that someone needed the money badly enough to steal your copper pipes. Hope the insurance claim goes quickly and smoothly. Dare to Dream.
Shel-lee Davis, QSCÂ®
Certified Distressed Property Expert â€“ CDPEÂ®
Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource â€“ SFRÂ®
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RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
I would file a police report and also contact your insurance company.
The Carrabba Group
Keller WIlliams Holllywood Hills
This probably occurred while your property was in escrow. Those "In Escrow" signs has been found as a welcome wagon for thieves. For them copper is the equivalent to gold.
You discovered all the copper piping was removed you are very fortunate that you did not also discover that all wiring was gone. Wiring also contains copper. The next thing could have been all kitchen built-ins and all bathroom facilities missing. It could have been worse as others have discovered. There are always blessings to be thankful for when bad things happen. Good luck. Not the best way to start a new year and most certainly removes the current joy you felt purchasing a new home. In the coming years this occurrence will bring on laughter. .... My best wishes for a beautifully intact new home very soon.
Harold - TU.
Happy funding, Rudi
2. call insurance agent.
3. notify the seller.
4. ask seller for their insurance info as well.
5. call 3 plumbers for estimates in writing
6. submit info to all parties
7. sue the seller in small claims to motivate the sellers insurance if needed.
8. use all proof photos home inspector etc.
Harold Sharpe - Broker
So Cal Homes Realty
California Department of Real Estate Broker License # 01312992
1. Call your insurance company - depending on the value it may not be worth filing a claim but you can run the numbers and determine that.
2. Call the police - the chances they will find the culprit are between slim and zero, but your insurance company may require it.
It's too bad that this is how you are starting out in your new home.
Lance King/Owner-Managing Broker