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VA Liquidation/short Sale/inground Pool Hazard

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Don Clark

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For the first time, in a very long time I found a severe hazard on inspecting a Short Sale/Liquidation property.

In as neighborhood and market where inground pools are as rare as hens teeth, the subject property has an inground pool. Also, most of the rear yard is covered with concrete. The wood fence has a broken fence and gate. The pool is full of rancid water. In this neighborhood are are many small children. As soon as I got back to the office I notified the listing agent, the lender, and VA that there is an extreme hazard. I do not want a child drowning in that crap to be on my head. I am not concerned about liability but am concerned that someone could be harmed.

The agent said she is on it, right now.

I cannot understand how anyone could leave such a hazard in place.
 
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Pretty sure pools of water are everywhere and not fenced in. Minnesota has 10,000 of them.

A PUD near me has a fishing pond in it and a school within the PUD.

Seems like a parents problem and not yours. If it is yours, to fight, I won't stop you but you got a lot of work ahead of you. I'd say over few million pools of water near children.
 

Don Clark

Elite Member
Joined
Jan 17, 2002
Professional Status
Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Virginia
Pretty sure pools of water are everywhere and not fenced in. Minnesota has 10,000 of them.

A PUD near me has a fishing pond in it and a school within the PUD.

Seems like a parents problem and not yours. If it is yours, to fight, I won't stop you but you got a lot of work ahead of you. I'd say over few million pools of water near children.
It is a safety hazard, one that is required by VA to report. It is also a code violation in my market.

Maybe you want a drowned child on your watch, but I do not.
 
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