San Diego Hoarder Property under Control of Receiver Red Griswold

Richardson "Red" Griswold was appointed as a health and safety Receiver by the San Diego County Superior Court in April 2016 to take control of a hoarder property in San Diego (Mira Mesa). Under his receivership, Red was responsible for coordinating the clear-out and rehabilitation of the dwelling. The property was in such disarray, the debris overflow could be viewed on Google Street View as well as from satellite images.  Click below to view the recent news stories about this situation regarding the property, its condition, receivership status and the neighborhood history:

CBS News 8 Story, dated 5/24/16

San Diego Union-Tribune Story, dated 6/1/16

San Diego Union-Tribune Story, dated 6/10/16

As a receiver in California, I am tasked routinely with remedying health and safety hazards which are present in residential housing.  With hoarding scenarios, the biggest challenge is dealing with the sometimes decades-long accumulation of “things.”  In addition, there is an emotional component to each of the items a hoarder has acquired. What one may consider garbage, a hoarder considers quite valuable.  Hoarding can cause serious safety risks for the occupants of the dwelling as well as for the entire neighborhood. The accumulation of papers, coupled with aging electrical systems, pose fire risks.  Without safe and clear pathways for exiting the home, a house fire could be devastating for the owner and anyone who occupies the property. With the overflow of debris, an uncontrolled fire can easily spread to homes that are situated close by.

Richardson "Red" Griswold has been appointed as a receiver over 120 times in 15 different counties in the state of California. To learn more about health and safety receiverships and how to go about addressing hoarding conditions, please contact Griswold Law Receiverships today.

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