A friend of mines house was condemned due to a suspected meth lab in Colorado. They did not let him take anything out of the House until it gets tested again from a hygienist which after paying a lawyer, and the price of the testing is up there the house has been unoccupied for a couple of months. In the past month it has been broken into 5 times, all of which reports were filed. A lot of damage has been done to the house, and a lot of valuable things taken.
The law came into the house under a different warrant but saw enough of something to search the house for drugs finding certain items that made it a suspected meth lab.
With all the new laws it doesn't take much but the facts remain that waiting and trying to get the money to test and clean the house to code standards the house sat waiting for thugs to break in.
He had contacted his insurance company about the hygienist and such, they canceled his policy for what ever reason.
Now I understand that condemning a property is one thing but while it is condemned and no one is allowed on the property, is ANYONE responsible for it? They don't allow him to go onto the property that is now trashed worse then when the police got done with it and allot of valuable stuff just gone. Is it just another loss for him again? Talking about kicking some one when they are down.
They did catch 2 out of 3 of the people that were involved and found out that one of his past friends were telling and taking people over there and showing them it was empty and a easy target. The one not caught is the person responsible for taking the other 2 that were caught over there. Can't they arrest the 3rd one for conspiracy?
Does he just chalk the stuff stolen up and hope that it doesn't happen again? like the last 5 times?
He was not guilty to this crime, does not have the 3--4 thousand dollars to do testing, now no insurance to cover stolen items, can't get in to properly secure the house and yet keeps losing until ALL of it is gone?
what rights does he have if any?