Banks Keep Breaking Into Houses, And Homeowners Are Fighting Back

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Banks Keep Breaking Into Houses, And Homeowners Are Fighting Back

Every day in neighborhoods across the country, low-paid workers with little oversight or training decide whether to break into someone else’s home.

They are independent contractors working indirectly for banks, including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America.

Mortgage agreements give these banks the right to enter abandoned properties, even those that are locked up, to secure them against the ravages of weather and to perform other simple repairs. But the contractors they hire to do this work sometimes force their way into houses and condominiums that are still occupied by their owners, changing out locks and removing what they find inside, including family heirlooms and other valuables.

“These companies don’t ask the homeowner, don’t go to a court to get permission to go inside,” said Matthew Weidner, a consumer lawyer in St. Petersburg, Fla., who has handled several such cases. “They just send unlicensed, unregulated people who break down doors and do whatever they want.”

Fed up with what they claim is a serious violation of their property rights — and sometimes outright theft — homeowners are fighting back.

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3 Responses to “Banks Keep Breaking Into Houses, And Homeowners Are Fighting Back”
  1. MeeshaLin says:

    I don’t understand it. What we need is one powerful person in the government to start putting these people in prison and demanding every city abd state do the same. A crime is a crime, it should not matter who committed it. it started with no one believing the homeowners, now they believe, they hear it, they see it, yet do nothing. sad!

  2. Tim says:

    and its pathetic, these banks hire thugs for the dirty work while they hide behind their papers. Cowardly …..their day is coming…

    • j. Alonzo says:

      In this country we have a god given right to protect our homes from unauthorized intruders. I bet these thug banksters and their crews cherry pick what homes they
      decided to break into. If you are concerned about this issue. Put a sign ” That can be clearly seen” VIDEO AND AUDIO CAMERAS ON THE PROPERTY. Also a bad dog sign along with a No Trespassing sign. These cowards will always hide form the possibility
      of being recorded, or having to confront a dog, wether its true or not.

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