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Old 08-04-2018, 04:14 PM   #1
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Hello.

Here is the scenario... Man buys a house. While renovating, he finds a substantial sum of money hidden inside a wall. Along with the money, there are papers with the former homeowner's name on them. Former homeowner has been deceased for 10 years, but his son is alive.

What are the new homeowner's legal rights and responsibilities?

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Old 08-04-2018, 09:26 PM   #2
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"Legal" responsibility - Call the son and turn over the money and the papers.

"Non-legal" responsibility - Finders keepers, losers weepers.

It's the choice between good and evil. Which will you choose?
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Here is the scenario... Man buys a house.
Not wasting time on a hypothetical situation.
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Old 08-06-2018, 12:53 PM   #4
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In this case you can contact the legal hier of the deceased person and hand over the belongings in the presence of a witness and demand a receipt from the receiver to avoid future claims.
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Maybe you can explain exactly what that is?
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Old 08-07-2018, 12:47 AM   #6
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When you bought the house, you bought everything left in it. Dining room table, mice, money in the wall.
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