A couple of years back, I personally purchased residential real estate for investment purposes. A short time after purchasing the property, I was approached by a local real estate developer that was interested in my property. The developer owned additional property on the same block and was interested in my property, but he never presented me with a written offer or contract to purchase. That same developer donated his property to the local Village Fire Department for practice purposes, the Fire Department did not only practice on his property, but they also practiced on my property. I never executed any documentation to allow the training and it occured with out my knowledge or consent. My property address was added on to the indemnification and hold harmless that was executed by the developer. I have estimates in the neighborhood of $150,000 – $180,000 to repair damages to the property and I have been unable to rent it. The developer has since left the country. I believe that the Village had some duty to perform due diligence on / with the owner of the property prior to performing training sessions.