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Old 07-18-2013, 07:01 PM
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There is a house a couple of miles from my house that has been abandoned for at least 3 years. It's hard to even see the house because of the growth all around it. Several windows are broken out and the back door was wide open. A couple of weeks ago my curiousity got me so I went inside the house. It looked like some bums had been living in it, there was a hand made grill and a bunch of beer cans and booze bottles. Squirrels have taken over the house and there is probably 100 piles of squirrel crap on the floors.

There is no furniture in the house just some articles of clothing laying on the floor. It's obvious that whoever lived there has abandoned the house. I looked for a name of who used to live there but didn't find anything. I looked for a realty sign or a condemed notice but never found anything.

Upstairs in the back bedroom is a full size Nautilus machine in perfect condition. I would like to remove the machine to put in my house but I don't know if this is the right thing to do so I'm looking for opinions, is it OK to remove the machine? I would actually pay for it if I could find out who owned it.

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I would ask the local sheriffs office. They can find out who owns it. Imagine your trouble if you are seen removing it and reported.
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Strange the house is in ruin yet the Nautilus machine in perfect condition.
Maybe the homeless people worked out?
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Some one owns it... So no.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
Upstairs in the back bedroom is a full size Nautilus machine in perfect condition. I would like to remove the machine to put in my house but I don't know if this is the right thing to do so I'm looking for opinions, is it OK to remove the machine? I would actually pay for it if I could find out who owned it.

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Ownership is easily obtained with simply the address, probably from the chair in which you are sitting.

Go to your county's tax site to begin.

PM me the address and I will assist.
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NO, you are looking at major headache, If you want one buy one legitimately.
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Originally Posted by cwhite6 View Post
Imagine your trouble if you are seen removing it and reported.
^This^
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They make a great clothes rack.



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Seriously? You have to even ask? It isn't yours! The answer is no; it's that simple.

Put forth some effort and find the last owner.
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give the bums a case of beer or bottle of booze to deliver it.
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As another poster said, go on a towns or county's tax records to find out who the true owner is and search them up to see who they are and if they're still around and ask them. If they are not still around and can't be contacted don't take it. If there is no owner ask your local PD if you can explore the property (don't mention that you have been there before and the machine). If you can explore the property come back to the PD and ask if you can take the machine (politely). Hope this helps.
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
Ownership is easily obtained with simply the address, probably from the chair in which you are sitting.

Go to your county's tax site to begin.

PM me the address and I will assist.

Yep. Just go to your county auditor's website, go to property search, click by address, enter address, and, viola! the last known owners.

I sent you a PM.
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There is probably a good reason its sitting in the house and my guess while it looks new its broken.
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Yeah man, go get it do it around 3AM after you've been drinking all night (your legal out).

Or, maybe...
Have a buddy post a free CL ad stating free, just come get it, then print it and have your buddy delete the ad. Then bring it with you in cae there is trouble.
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It's the carrot and you're the rabbit. I bet there's surveillance cameras in those vines.
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Originally Posted by RussH View Post
There is a house a couple of miles from my house that has been abandoned for at least 3 years. It's hard to even see the house because of the growth all around it. Several windows are broken out and the back door was wide open. A couple of weeks ago my curiousity got me so I went inside the house. It looked like some bums had been living in it, there was a hand made grill and a bunch of beer cans and booze bottles. Squirrels have taken over the house and there is probably 100 piles of squirrel crap on the floors.

There is no furniture in the house just some articles of clothing laying on the floor. It's obvious that whoever lived there has abandoned the house. I looked for a name of who used to live there but didn't find anything. I looked for a realty sign or a condemed notice but never found anything.

Upstairs in the back bedroom is a full size Nautilus machine in perfect condition. I would like to remove the machine to put in my house but I don't know if this is the right thing to do so I'm looking for opinions, is it OK to remove the machine? I would actually pay for it if I could find out who owned it.

Russ
have you heard about a guy in Miami that was trying to remove a jet ski that was not his from a house that was not his,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,don,t do it
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Originally Posted by Pearl 75 View Post
As another poster said, go on a towns or county's tax records to find out who the true owner is and search them up to see who they are and if they're still around and ask them. If they are not still around and can't be contacted don't take it. If there is no owner ask your local PD if you can explore the property (don't mention that you have been there before and the machine). If you can explore the property come back to the PD and ask if you can take the machine (politely). Hope this helps.
Exactly what gives the police department the right to tell anyone that they can go into someones house and remove private property? Or even explore it, for that matter?
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