Frustration (and more) with derelict property owners who rack up high penalties (as in this recent example of $131 MILLION DOLLARS) often results in several approaches. Some traditional (i.e. lawsuit) and some creative. Some come with significant added risk such as the creation of a “perverse incentive‘, which believe it or not some communities are willing to take for non-compliance with vacant/foreclosed registration (fees).

However a recent report from Winnipeg discusses the city’s desire that “the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to refuse to renew or issue licenses to people with outstanding fines.”

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