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My house was foreclosed and the bank bought it back. Supposedly

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My house was foreclosed and the bank bought it back. Supposedly and appraiser fell in my backyard while appraising the home after it was foreclosed on. Am I responsible for this?
Welcome! My goal is to do my very best to understand your situation and to provide a full and complete answer for you.

Good afternoon. You have absolutely no responsibility for this. One, you no longer owned the home. Two, the appraiser was not your invitee. Thus, you have no liability as a homeowner and you have no privity of contract with the appraiser. As a result, the appraiser would have no valid cause of action against you and would have to pursue the bank or new owner.


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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you. I just wanted to confirm, the house was sold at the sheriff's auction on March 13. After this date, the house is no longer mine, correct? As soon as you could just let me know the answer to this question I will rate a 5 asap. Thank you again!

You're very welcome...it's my pleasure to help! That is correct...as soon as the house is sold at foreclosure, you no longer own it and thus have no liability for anything that happens subsequently.


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