I found a nice house which had everything I was looking for: a nice garden, good location, built quite recently .. So i made a bid and the owners accepted. At closing day, the previous owners asked if they could stay 1 more week (their move wasn’t going smoothly, so they said). I didn’t mind so I said yes. Fast forward a week and I find out they have left without telling me and have stripped a lot of things. Most plants and a small tree have vanished from the garden (leaving a cratered landscape). Some parts of the interior have gone missing as well. This is what i found after entering my house: cupboard doors are gone, laminate flooring in the hallway was taken out, every kitchen appliance disappeared (built in oven, washing machine ..). There wasn’t a single light fixture (or bulb) left, some door knobs were removed and they even pulled out the kitchen sink. How do I proceed from here? This can’t be legal, can it? Location: California.