My husband and I tried to buy a lot to someday build a house on. Went to the bank/closing and met w the seller, signed all the papers and left 'owning' the lot. While at the closing, we asked the seller if there was a well anywhere on the property. There had been an old house there at one time and it had been destroyed, (wind? fire?) and bulldozed away. He said he thought maybe there was but he could not remember just where and he gave us the name of a place that did some 'dirt work' for him, we assumed leveling it off after hauling away the old house. We went home immediately after the closing to call the other guy because we were so excited that the well may still be there, save us some money. When we called the man we had to describe the property, address ect so he could remember it. OH, YEAH! I remember THAT place, I buried a massive amount of shingles up there!
Um, just how massive? SEVERAL semi truck loads.
It was 30 min until the bank closed. We called the bank and barely caught the lady before she left for the courthouse to drop off the papers for recording. We explained to her what happened. She said well the bank is certainly not going to loan on that! Papers were destroyed, seller contacted and we sent him a bill for all our closing costs and such. He balked at repaying us!! We did finally get the money out of him. We called several state offices to report this, because we thought it was illegal to do that? We were told that unless we could prove w video, photos of it being burried, ect they could not get a warrant and do nothing about it. (pooh, I don't beleive that for one min) No one would do a thing about it. Drove by a month later and the realtor still had it listed for sale (we called her and told her everything) Found out later they were good buddies. I still can't hardly believe the mess to this day. I feel bad for the poor suckers that ended up w it