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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.

Griswold Law: Court-Appointed Referees for Real Estate Partition Sale

Imagine this — three siblings have recently inherited their childhood home. It’s a massive asset, and they want to make sure they honor their parents’ wishes and use the value of the home for the betterment of themselves and their families.

How Receivers Can Stabilize Struggling Hospitality Assets

Recent reports say that approximately 25% of hotels cannot pay their mortgages and are at risk of foreclosure. One example is the famed Roosevelt Hotel, which survived a world war and the Great Depression during its nearly 100-year history in Midtown Manhattan, but the COVID-19 pandemic has been too much for it to weather.

The California Health & Safety Code Receivership Remedy: Not Just for Residential Properties!

Here on the Griswold Law Blog, we use the terms “Health & Safety Code Receiver” and “Real Property Receiver” quite a bit in our articles about the different types of situations where a court-appointed receiver can provide a remedy for problematic structures (i.e. abandoned properties or slumlord-owned properties).  However, receivers can be appointed by the Court to rehab non-residential properties as well.  Two example scenarios are explained below:

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.

Receivership Remedy at 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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