NY S1579 Property Maintenance By Banks

Though New York State Dept. of Financial Services has strict guidance pertaining to requirements to maintain vacant properties additional legislation continues to be introduced. S1579 was referred to the Housing, Construction & Community Development CommitteeREAD MORE

Where Transparency is Prudent

Open data and transparency regarding vacant and abandoned properties can result in unintended circumstances. However when discussing rental properties the benefits far outweigh the risks. As discussed in a recent Washington Post article, often rentersREAD MORE

Residential Renovation Incentive Program

The City of Denison recently publicized a new program. This is not “just a one and done” incentive, but a comprehensive program with various incentives along the way. Having the program is the main victoryREAD MORE


As previously reported, New Jersey is seeking to “requires registration of certain vacant and abandoned properties with municipalities and provides enforcement tools related to maintenance of these properties.” A5084/S1155 has been replaced with A2877/S1149 thatREAD MORE

Nuisance Incidents vs Arrests

A recent article from Newsday discusses a recent change in Oyster Bay, NY Oyster Bay expands nuisance law on boarding up homes The Town of Oyster Bay has expanded its powers to board up houses underREAD MORE

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