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Re: How to proceed after house is raided by Kathleen (OH) on March 4, 2012 @21:04

                              
The house was raided last thursday. arrest reports indicate they found heroin, crack, digital scales, money and a gun. he tried to shove the drugs down the basement drain. he was taken away and is in jail. teh only reason they didn't arrest her also was because of the 5 kids ages 1-13 being there. I guess I'm just wondering if, because it was drug related there were different rules, like about property left, etc. the last thing i want to do is store their property- they won't pay us for that and their security deposit will never cover all the damage that has been done. I was hoping the police would be more of a help...
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Re: How to proceed after house is raided by LL (CA) on March 4, 2012 @23:09 [ Reply ]
The police are not lawyers and cannot offer legal advice. You need to get a lawyer who you is well-versed in landlord/tenant law and who you can trust.

In some instances where crime is committed, and what was being done in your house is serious crime, you may be able to get the eviction expedited. You need to get professional help first thing in the morning.
Re: How to proceed after house is raided by Anonymous on March 4, 2012 @23:12 [ Reply ]
Have you contacted the police station directly? I would call them and let them know you are the landlord and you just found out about the raid, etc. They may have sealed off the house for investigation and you wouldn't want to mess with that. You do need to secure your house asap. Get some kind of door on there. Contact your insurance company and tell them everything. Give them the reports and the number of the officers in charge of the investigations.
As for going in and starting to clean up, you have to wait until you have regained possession of the house. The tenants have to to return the keys and tell you they are officially gone even if they physically move. If that doesn't happen, there are steps you need to take which are determined by your state/county/town. You can wait for the eviction hearing and be granted possession at that time.
Do everything you can to have that hearing moved up.

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