Neighbors want trashy Vancouver home cleaned

VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) – An eyesore for some neighbors in a Vancouver neighborhood will soon be gone after a KOIN 6 News report prompted the city to send a code compliance inspector to the property on Monday.

U.S. Bank does not own the property but is the trustee for a pool of mortgages. One of those mortgages is for this property located off West 27th near 4th Plain.

The servicer of the property, Select Portfolio Services, was hired by the trust, not the trustee, and is responsible for the property.

Regardless, neighbors said they want the mess cleaned up. Trash, rats and even a large fish tank with rotting fish inside sit on the front lawn.

The city of Vancouver promised to clean up this foreclosed property by the end of the week. March 17, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
The city of Vancouver promised to clean up this foreclosed property by the end of the week. March 17, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

Inside the home, Randy Scrivner, the code compliance inspector who came to the house on Monday, said there was evidence of squatters breaking in and living inside. The city has since reboarded the back door, but the main concern remains the growing pile of trash in the front yard.

Scrivner said the city of Vancouver will foot the clean up bill then put a lien on the abandoned house if the bank does not take responsibility by the end of the week.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story said U.S. Bank owned the property. That is not true. In a statement received Thursday morning, spokesperson Terri Charest said, “U.S. Bank had no involvement in the servicing or foreclosure of this loan.”

KOIN 6 News regrets the error.

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