Blight Liens vs Bankruptcy

A federal bankruptcy judge is soon to decide on a South Windsor CT, property owner’s claim that the town is wrongfully trying to collect more than $26,000 from her. The town filed a $26,556 lienREAD MORE

L.A. City Council Votes to Put Vacancy Tax on Ballot

The Los Angeles City Council recently adopted a vacancy tax measure for consideration on the November 2020 ballot, potentially creating an additional tax on unoccupied residential units For additional information, please click on the followingREAD MORE

H.R. 7103 Proposed National Land Bank Network

On June 4, Michigan Representative Dan Kildee introduced the National Land Bank Network Act. Kildee, a Democrat, partnered on the new bill with Georgia Representative Drew Ferguson, a Republican/ “Land banks are quasi-public agencies thatREAD MORE

“Code Enforcement Through Volunteers”

A recent article in the Dothan Eagle, discusses a new and innovative program in Jackson County FL, to help homeowners who are in violation of the county’s solid waste and nuisance policies but are notREAD MORE

“Neighborhood Zombie Watch Program”

Following up on Erie County (NY) ZOMBIES Initiative, County Clerk Mickey Kearns unveiled the next phase called “Neighborhood Zombie Watch Program”. Kearns announced that the new watch program will allow county officials to place signsREAD MORE

Pushback…..on Registration Fees

Historically concerns have been raised regarding excessive fees associated with vacant property registries. A recent report in the Twin Cities Pioneer Press discusses an instance where the $2,000+ fee resulted in additional hardships for aREAD MORE

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