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Home inspector left loaded gun behind where children could find it.  XML
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noed
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Home was inspected, I am the seller. My nephew found a tool vest/pouch thought it was mine and put it away. Realtor text and said inspector left tool vest and she was going to stop by and pick it up if it was ok. I was out of town and no one was there so I said ok. She hours later sent a text saying she could not find it. I said I would look for it when I got back in town. Told her the only person that had been in the house was my teenage nephew and I said I would ask him. She then told me the pouch had a gun in it, but said it just had rat-shot in it. Not being able to reach my nephew I rushed home, over 200 miles. I finally reached my nephew and he told me where the vest/pouch was. When I arrived at the house the vest was exactly where he said it was. I didn't tell the realtor I had reached my nephew and new where it was before I got there so I could see the gun for myself. The realtor gave access to the inspector to search my home without my permission.
The gun was loaded with the most viscous looking ammo I had ever seen, not ratshot. It looked like a drill bit on the end. I let the realtor know I had the vest and gun and she was frantic to get it back, became unprofessional. The inspector had also called the buyer to let him know the gun was missing and wanted to know if he knew where it was at. Well I am really really mad about this. I should have been notified immediately that there was a gun involved, not kept in the dark while they try to cover it up. I was wondering what other professionals think about what happened?

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nick135
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It is important to prioritize the safety of children and take immediate action to ensure their protection.

One option you may consider is reporting the incident to the relevant authorities, such as the police or the vacant property registration office. Vacant property registration programs require owners of unoccupied properties to register their properties with the city or county. This helps to ensure that the property is maintained, secured, and free of hazards. Reporting the incident to the vacant property registration office may help to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.

In addition, you may want to consider taking steps to educate the children on the dangers of firearms and how to stay safe around them. It is crucial to emphasize the importance of not touching firearms and immediately reporting them to an adult if they come across one.

Overall, it is crucial to prioritize the safety of children and take necessary measures to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future. Reporting the incident to the relevant authorities and educating the children on firearm safety are both important steps in ensuring their protection.
nick135
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Vacant property registrationis a process in which property owners are required to notify local authorities of a property that is not currently occupied. The purpose of this registration is to help local governments monitor and maintain vacant properties, which can help prevent issues such as blight, vandalism, and illegal occupation. Property owners are typically required to provide information such as the property address, the reason for vacancy, and contact information for the property owner or responsible party. Depending on the location and regulations, property owners may need to register their vacant property annually or every few years. Failure to comply with registration requirements can result in penalties, including fines, so it is important for property owners to stay informed and up-to-date on their obligations.


 
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