Property Grunt is reporting a very interesting fight between a property owner and her contractor over a found treasure.
Seems the [tag-tec]contractor[/tag-tec] was tearing out a wall in the bathroom when he discovered $25,000 pre-depression era dollars.
He called the owner who quickly rushed over as well as gushed over the find. But there was more. Before they were through they found another $157,000. Those valuable bills are worth about $500,000 in today’s money.
And that’s not all. They traced it all back to a former owner who never married and died without issue. It looks like all systems are “go,” or are they?
Okay. It’s everyone’s fantasy. And it sure beats the front page of the Tennessean this morning where they were trying to dig up the guy President Andrew Jackson killed in a dual way back in 1806. (They didn’t find him, incidentally).
But here’s the thing. As Property Grunt tells us- these two money finders, who were once upon a time high school friends, are now squabbling over who gets what. And they both have attorney pit-bulls adding fuel, and expense, to the fire.
Mercy, pots of gold can get tarnished ever so quickly.
So exactly how would you handle a situation like that- just in case you get lucky…