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Old 12-14-2007, 08:39 AM   #1
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Ok so I was reading this story and I personally dont understand why this guy thinks he is owed any money. It's her house and should be her money. She offered him a 10% finders fee and he rejected it because he wants 40%. I'm interested to see what everyones opionion is. Do you think he's entitled to 40% of the money found in her house?

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my house... you arent entitled to !! be glad im giving you 10%
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:43 AM   #4
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i'm gonna side w/ the homeowner on this one.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:47 AM   #5
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I would have just said forget it.
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I think her offering 10% is pretty generous. I would have gave him a high five and sent him on his way.
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10% isn't enough... ok, you get none then
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exactly...my property...my money
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:18 AM   #11
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As the law states:
The four types of found property are:
1. Mislaid property
2. Lost property
3. Abandoned property
4. Treasure trove

I believe that the money would be considered a treasure trove.

"A treasure trove is a large amount of gold, silver, gemstones, money, jewellery, or any valuable collection found hidden under ground or in cellar or attics, etc., where the treasure seems old enough to presume that the true owner is dead and the heirs undiscoverable.

Both the legal definition of treasure trove and its treatment under law varies considerably from country to country.

The term is also often used metaphorically. Collections of articles published as a book are often titled Treasure Trove, as in A Treasure Trove of Science. This was especially fashionable for titles of children's books in the early and mid 20th century. More recently, the term has been used in the names of many World Wide Web resource sites. The phrase "treasure trove" is redundant, since the term "trove," by itself, means old, hidden treasures."


I believe that the true owners of the money would be the surviving family members of the person who's name was on the box. If they are undiscoverable, I believe the contractor would receive the money in court.
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I believe that the true owners of the money would be the surviving family members of the person who's name was on the box. If they are undiscoverable, I believe the contractor would receive the money in court.
so the current homeowner gets nothing?
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#1 if he wanted the money why did he call the homeowner in the first place. that was stupid on his part so he deserves nothing. It is her house, if I come in your house and find $100 in the trashcan, it is yours regaurdless of where or how I found it. Finders keepers should only apply when it is in a public place.
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Old 12-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #14
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just wait til the relatives of that p dunne hear about this. then, there's gonna be 3 parties trying to get the money
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so the current homeowner gets nothing?
That is my interpretation of the law - not saying that I agree though
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just wait til the relatives of that p dunne hear about this. then, there's gonna be 3 parties trying to get the money
I believe that the money would be going to the homeowners if they spoke up
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i hope potential customers see this and realize what a piece of he is. NO work for him!
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The money belongs to the homeowner.

If it were we I would've told the contractor that I put it there on purpose and to not mention it to anyone. That way he couldn't say that he 'found' it.
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Greed will get you know where. He should have taken the 10% and kept his mouth shut.

When the past owner sold the home to the current owner, the home and it's contents now belong to the new owner.
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