So now, as of yesterday, the work on the house mentioned in my previous post has been completed, to the tune of about $20,000 in repairs, and water damage remediation. Between electricians, plumbers, water damage crew, carpenters, sheet rockers, and painters, inspectors, and others, it was both a challenge to coordinate in a timely fashion, and to keep the costs down.
It took 12 days to dry the house out, using industrial refrigerator sized dehumidifiers. This while the plumbing and electrical work was being done. Then we had to sit and hurry up and wait. Of course, the electrical inspector only works 2 days a week, so we had delays there as well.
So overall the process to restore habitability to the house took about 1 month, all told. Considering the challenges of coordinating the contractors, this is not so bad.
We are now at the stage of filing insurance claims and reporting the invoices, and seeking reparations from the tenants.
We shall see how this goes.
If needed, I and my legal partners will persue as needed.
I will keep you all posted.