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I had trouble with the people next door to me entering my ...

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I had trouble with the people next door to me entering my home when I was not home. They had a key to the house and stole valuable things. The owner of the house said they were care takers. When I rented the house I was not told of this. The real estate lady passed the buck no was to blame just forget she said. I have epilepsy and had numerous seizures. I lived in fear because those peole who came in were drug addicts and under the influence of alcohol, what can I do is thre a statue of limitations of pressing charges.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.
How long ago did this all occur?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
November of 2007
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
It happened in November of 2007
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Do I get an answer by e-mail
Expert:  socrateaser replied 8 years ago.

Sorry, but sometimes I get drowned with questions.

A case like this, when cold, is really hard for the police to prove, because the goods may have been disbursed to other locations by now. However, it's well within the statute of limitations.

Your other option would be to sue for trespass and conversion. But, you would have to prove that the neighbors came in and took things without your consent. Once again, very difficult to prove after all this time has passed.

You could sue the real estate agent for negligence or breach of fiduciary, for not telling you that the neighbors had a key to the property. That actually would be your best method of getting damages, if you could prove that the agent knew and forgot to tell you. You could also sue the seller for negligence -- also probably a better cause of action, because the seller must have known that the neighbors had keys.


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