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Chino California Nuisance Property Receivership Project

How did Richardson “Red” Griswold make the city of Chino safer through his work as a court-appointed receiver? It started when Mr. Griswold was appointed by the San Bernardino County Superior Court as receiver over a single-family home in a neighborhood within the City of Chino, pursuant to the California Health & Safety Code sections 11573.3(f)(2), 17980.7(c) and Code of Civil Procedure section 564(b)(3).  

How Does a Receiver Relocate an Occupant?

Distressed properties can be dangerous and unhealthy for multiple parties: the occupant, the owner, and the whole community. 

Crime & Abandoned Properties

Everyone knows that abandoned properties are an eyesore, but they can be much worse than that. There is a difference between aesthetic and safety concerns when it comes to abandoned properties.

How Hoarding Affects Property and Communities

According to the American Psychiatric Association, hoarding is a disorder in which someone has extreme difficulty discarding items that others may sometimes view as valueless. This disorder leads to extreme clutter and disrupts their ability to function in their living and workspace. Hoarding is not simply being messy or collecting something. Hoarding is an extreme accumulation of a variety of materials. 

How can the Receivership Remedy Help Address a Nuisance Property?

We developed a series of videos to address frequently asked questions about how the appointment of a health and safety receiver in California cities can address problem properties, whether they are single-family homes, apartments, motels or abandoned properties.  Here, we provide an overview of the duties of a health and safety receiver:

The California Health & Safety Code Receivership Remedy: Fighting Slumlords

The Online Etymology Dictionary reports that the word “slumlord” came into popular use in 1953, but it derived as a portmanteau of “slum landlord,” which had been used as early as 1893. Needless to say, slumlords’ neglect is not a new problem.

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