This house is a foreclosure property where it seems that the bank had it remodeled. It has been on the market for 2 1/2 years, and the furnace and A/C are 2 years old models. The basement had a previous bathroom with shower, which were both ripped out along with all drywall. There is evidence that there was about an inch of water in basement and all was torn out because it was messed up. Finished floor was ripped out, etc.
On my first visit, a plumber came by turn on the water and to try to fix some fixtures before my inspection was finished. He showed me that the bathroom and kitchen faucets worked, and that the fixtures in the basement where the bathroom was ripped out would be plugged. He then turned off the water. I returned to complete inspection because the gas was off the first time. I found that a section of the water service pipe had been sawed off right above the meter (picture). Why would they do that? Would it be to hide water leak problems throughout the house? What do you think? In picture, the cut off pipe is leaning against the wall. Why???