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Dealing with an Abandoned Property When the Owner Is Deceased

The story of an abandoned property does not always start with the owner of the property packing up and walking away. Often, these properties belonged to someone who is now deceased and next of kin either can’t be found or doesn’t exist. 

Health & Safety Receiverships: Rehabilitating Substandard Apartment Buildings

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through the country, concerns about economic insecurity and safe housing have overtaken the national dialogue. 

The California Health & Safety Code Receivership Remedy: Rehab for Abandoned Properties

Abandoned properties hardly stay “abandoned” for long. If a property is uninhabited, it’s susceptible to takeover. Vandals, taggers, squatters and transients can move in and out, staying for the night—or for longer. A once-empty house can transform into a house covered in graffiti and trash in a matter of weeks. Vermin could move in as well and spread throughout the neighborhood. Abandoned properties make neighborhoods less safe and drag down property values for the other houses on the block.

Receivership Remedy Discussed at 2010 National Vacant Properties Campaign Conference

The National Vacant Properties Campaign held its annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio last week.  There to explain the positive impact that receiverships can have on vacant/abandoned properties in cities across the nation was Mark Adams of the California Receivership Group.  Mr. Adams is a friend and mentor of mine.

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