Relocating Occupants During Rehabilitation

Health and Safety Receiverships are an extremely valuable remedy to alleviate blight and to restore problematic properties within a community or neighborhood. A Health and Safety Receiver is a neutral third-party appointed by the court to take temporary control over substandard properties with the intent of resolving any potential health and safety threats. A Receiver is responsible for repairs and restoration to the property and to ensure that the property is transformed back into a safe and habitable dwelling. Health and Safety Receiverships can successfully rehabilitate distressed properties when the home owner is unable to remedy the code violations on his or her own.  Health and Safety Receiverships are a very effective solution to bring a property into compliance with building and housing codes while also providing residents a safe place to stay while the rehab project is underway.

Oftentimes rehabilitation projects for substandard properties require relocating residents for the duration of the project. A Receiver will secure relocation assistance when the conditions on the property. This also can occur if the needed repairs to the property expressly affect the safe and sanitary use of the property making it unsafe for occupants to reside in the residence. A Receiver will plan for relocation costs in the receivership budget to ensure that funds are available if the occupants should need to temporarily relocate. Once the rehabilitation is complete, the occupants can move back into the property that has been safely rehabilitated.

Richardson “Red” Griswold of Griswold Law, APC is regularly appointed over 120 times in 15 different counties across the State of California to act as a health and safety Receiver to deal with these problem properties.  To learn more about health and safety receiverships for distressed properties in your community, contact Griswold Law Receiverships today.

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