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Driveway?

See that square underneath the water heater? That is where my big, old-fashioned water heater stood since 1923. If this area had been a driveway, why would the water heater have stood there?

There was never a garage on this property, either. Current code requires covered parking. Had the draftspeople drawn the plans correctly, and had the Safeco adjuster done her job correctly and told them to redraw the plans to correctly reflect the angle at the back of my property, I would not have to continue to correct her notion that there was ever a driveway on this property. Had she demanded correction to the plans, the garage could have been placed in the front of the property, eliminating the need to denude my property. As it currently stands, the garage is too close to the house for any vehicle to be safely driven into the garage, which would only hold a smart car. Note: I do not own a car.

That concrete slab was my patio, accessible through my back door that is no more because no door can open onto a driveway.

As the adjuster continues to oppress me, I have filed a complaint with Adult Protective Services for financial abuse, and will file a complaint with the Insurance Commission bright and early in the new year.

 

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Audacity

Always on Shabbos, the Safeco adjuster who demonstrated bad faith has sent me an email, updating me on the status of my property, and threatening my housing again because the insurance company is not responsible for providing housing if my house is “livable.”

I wonder if she thought the place was livable when she told me to move in with the mounds of dirt in both the front and back yard, an open trench, down power lines, no power to the house, no gas, and the property unsecured because her workers threw away my fencing.

Inside, there is a partially inaccessible kitchen cabinet, no electrical outlet for my dryer, no shutters or window draperies. At the time she told me to move, there was no power, no gas, so no heat, no hot water. Outside, there is no front porch. As there is only one door, everything has to come through the living room. There is only a plywood step for entry. This is complete? This is ready for move-in? This is livable?

I am now searching for other entities to protect my interests. The time estimate for completion of my house expired long ago. Insurance Commission is one entity, Adult Protective Services is another. I feel she is abusing me financially as I asked her about the funds available in the account three months ago and still have not received an answer to that question. I guess she is trying to salvage her kickback, so she is attempting to rush me into an incomplete setting so she can close the case.

The adjuster had the gall to act as if she had not subjected me to poor treatment, and suggested I stop saying mean and hurtful things about her. I wrote her supervisor to say that I stand behind my accusations of bad faith and that those accusations are documented with text and video evidence. This witch is trying to spin a narrative that fits her lies. She is busier covering it up than three kittens in a litter box.

 

 

 

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Personal Property Loss Claim with Safeco

This morning, I submitted a property loss claim to Safeco. My adjuster failed to call the draftspeople who created the plans for my brand new house and garage to account for their failure to note the orientation of my lot, which is angled to the left at the rear of my property. Instead of cramming a garage into a space never meant for it, the garage could have been placed at the front of the property and all of my landscaping could have been saved. Now, my property is denuded, looks cramped, and the house resembles a coffin as it is without windows, save a small one at the back, along the long side of the house.

All of my plants were purposely planted to attract bees, hummingbirds, butterflies. They were also planted to help my family breathe easier. All of my plants, trees helped clean the air and promoted visits of pollinators. Now, my yard is dust, all because my adjuster refused to contact the draftspeople and demand they change the plans to reflect the proper orientation of the lot.

In my claim, I requested compensation for my completely denuded yard. It did not have to go down this way, but my adjuster caused the problem though I objected from the beginning that errors were being made. I was cheated out of a bedroom window, cheated out of my built-in storage in the kitchen, cheated out of my recessed lighting in the living room. This is a one-bedroom, shotgun house that should have taken no more than six months to complete. Because of errors, from the beginning, the process has taken more than 18 months.

I am expected to swallow the destruction of my landscaping and the provision of a house that does not meet my needs without qualm. Whatever you do, do not insure with Safeco.

 

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The Longest Year

The longest year has actually lasted 18 months and then some. It all started on Earth Day, 2016, when my mom (of blessed memory) laid a tree limb on top of my home. I was sitting in the house, in the bedroom, near Mom’s sewing corner. I heard the limb crack and waited for the whoosh that follows the falling limb when it falls from a height. This time, there was no whoosh, only a thud as the mighty limb laid itself down on my roof and across the two adjacent on the east side of my home.

I dashed outta there like a house afire and immediately called my insurance company, Safeco. It took them more than a week to respond.  The first adjuster was corrupted by MGC Mortgage, the mortgage servicing company that has claimed to hold a mortgage on my property since 2003. Actually, Beal Bank made that claim. I never heard of Beal Bank until probate closed and they started sending me threats to sell my property without notice because they held a Trust Deed.

How do you fight a bank that claims to hold a Trust Deed on your property that was never mentioned in probate? In fact, no claims were made against my mother’s estate, and the only concern of the Court was whether or not I had paid the property taxes. MGC Mortgage paid the property taxes once they were raised too high for me to pay. They opened up an escrow account to gain access to my property when they had no right to do so because they really did not possess a Trust Deed. But the threats were real enough, so I went to a bankruptcy attorney because bankruptcy is the only way to stop a foreclosure, or so I was told.

About six months into this bk, I received payment for the repair of my home. I told my attorney, took him the first check and told him another would follow soon. He copied the check and told me to mail it to MGC, as their name was on the check because they claimed to be a lienholder. Then, the attorney allowed MGC Mortgage and Beal Bank to take the money without putting it into a draw account so that the repairs to my home could commence. Several months later I discovered my attorney never submitted the payment information to the Court, who sent me notice of dismissal for failure to make payments. I wrote the Court directly to tell them I had paid, dearly, and did not understand why the Court was unaware of the payments. MGC Mortgage/Beal Bank corrupted my attorney. He kept the bankruptcy open to collect his fees. I objected, told the Court my story, and his fees were denied, the bankruptcy dismissed.

By this time, my insurance company had moved me to longterm temporary housing. I was only supposed to be there about six months. Turns out I was there 18 months. Nothing recommends living at the beach if you seek quiet. I was housed next door to a senior assisted living facility. The sirens blare two, three times a day and night. Very disturbing and disheartening for me, the living. The apartment itself was 1970s stock, poorly insulated, dusty, dirty in that deep-down dirty that comes of years of use without serious upgrade. Way too much money was paid to house me in that space, but as I am not the moving kind, I sucked it up and stayed. I remained inside for the majority of time I was there. I could go onto the balcony to look at the sea, but there was not much to inspire a need to go out and walk amongst the smokers, the homeless, the stuck-up rich folks, or the neverending dogs. These people are so dog happy they bring the beasts into markets, put them in shopping carts and on check-out counters, and nary a word is said to them. What happened to the law? None of these pocket pooches were service dogs, but employees of the stores are forbidden to even ask if a dog is a service animal. No concern for people allergic to dogs, no protection in the places we have to purchase our food. You are welcome to the beach and the inconsiderate, snotty wankers who live there. (To be fair, I did get to know a few of the people in the complex in which I was housed. They were kind, kept to themselves, and were remotely friendly.)

What I am doing here is writing out my rage. About three months ago, I asked my current insurance claim adjuster about the funds in my account. Nearly $50K was stolen. She told me she would give me the info once she was back in the office, and then proceeded to say nothing for two months. Instead of answering my question, she gave me a final extension on my housing and told me my home was ready for me to move into. When I arrived at my address, I found a mound of dirt in the front yard, a mound of dirt and an open trench in the back yard, a palette for a porch and plywood steps leading into my “brand new house.” My 31 year-old, full of fruit, lemon tree was cut down to accommodate a driveway. A garage had been crammed into a space for which it was never meant to be as my lot is angled in the back, a fact the drafter of the plans failed to take into account. The garage is too close to the house and the driveway is also too close to the house. Had the angle of my lot been accounted for, the garage could have been placed in the front, and my lemon tree, all of my flora could have been saved. My yard has been denuded because of an error that occurred at the beginning of this process. To add insult to this massive injury, the County of Los Angeles wants to add foreign trees to my front yard because they are on the plans. The plans also feature a back door, but I am not allowed to have that. My house resembles a coffin and I quite hate it.

I sent video of the condition of the site to Safeco. My adjuster’s supervisor was out; she knew he would be. Finally, after calling for help all morning, on Shabbos, I was connected with her supervisor’s supervisor. She arranged for an extension of housing, but that would require me to go back to the beach. That had become untenable. So, now I am back in short-term housing at the Residence Inn. And I still have gotten no information about the funds remaining to complete the project. I feel like I am being managed, and that I am being forced to return to the coffin before all work is completed.

I want my adjuster fired, like the first one was. I wonder if Safeco has any agents I can trust. I am absolutely furious about the gaslighting and abuse I have experienced over this, the longest year of my life. Hope I survive.

 

 

 

AS · Criminal Organizations · Disaster · Economic Anger · Homeownership · Insurance · Paralegal Studies

Case Closed?

Looky here, folks. The final tote board. Not one indication of the $48K taken from me, no indication of the foreclosure that propelled me into bankruptcy, except that Beal Bank is clearly listed as a creditor. My, my.

That $1680 – $68.40 are the only fees recorded by the Court. Tortfeasor Brad Weil filed for >$9000 in attorney’s fees. I objected, citing his failure to represent me, his failure to account for my insurance monies, his failure to perform due diligence, his negligence & malfeasance. The Court agreed with me as his fees have been removed from the final accounting.

I have been robbed under the cover of the law.

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BEAL BANK RETURNS PROPERTY TAX REFUNDS and TRUST DEED

General Counsel for Beal Bank, Grant Hamilton, was wrong. I did, and continue to have something coming, you schmuck.

I received twice as many checks and twice as much money as was proffered before. Of course, no interest was paid. Also received the original Trust Deed document with the promissory note, stamped PAID IN FULL. That was exactly what was supposed to have happened 10 months ago when this debt was paid by confiscation of my homeowners insurance claim funds, which I expect to have returned.

One reason for the return is the court documents claimed I owed one amount and Beal Bank took twice that amount from funds to which it had no right.

Second reason for return is Beal Bank has provided no evidence that they had a right to those particular funds, that were made out to me and MGC Mortgage, Inc. MGC Mortgage had commandeered my insurance because they noticed the name on the insurance did not match the name on the mortgage–a decade later they notice this. To make the names match, they listed the mortgage as the Estate of my Mom, and said the payment came from that Estate. Trouble is, the Estate has been closed for two years. They knew this, but Beal Bank, who I had no idea was involved with my property in any way, filed foreclosure against the property anyway, citing a Trust Deed. Had the Trust Deed been in effect, it would have been mentioned during probate. It never was because the TD was not in effect for non-Californians. Says so right on the front page. Also states that whoever holds the TD can be held liable for claims against the holder should they violate stipulations. I feel violated.

Beal Bank certainly had no right to take the money and it had no right to cloak the payment under the Estate as it has been closed for two years. Why I got two years worth of property tax refunds.

My attorney failed to report the payments to the court, failed to report that Beal Bank was paid off before the case was confirmed, failed to be ethical.

I have been robbed of 47,810.92 American dollars by Beal Bank. My home was razed and that money was to pay for repairs. My name was on the check because I pay the bill for the insurance, have done for a decade.

Beal Bank is busier than a cat covering it up, desperately denying any knowledge of what their “affiliate” is up to, as if it isn’t up to doing Beal’s dirt.

Betchu know what is going on now, Grant Hamilton, General Counsel for Beal Bank who is most unprofessional, unethical, and quite possibly criminal in his defense of Beal Bank.