Two recent developments in this arena from Georgia and Michigan.


The LaGrange City Council is considering limiting the interest that accrues on liens placed on properties to pay for the demolition of unsafe houses. Though the city would potentially be giving up the opportunity to get the full interest, the objective is to  allow for more lots to be recycled and put into development.
Council discusses limiting interest on nuisance abatement liens


Recent Michigan Court of Appeals ruling upheld a ruling where the plaintiff city was awarded damages and costs to abate and remove a nuisance, despite the defendants’ contention that the city did not have standing and was not the real party in interest.

Municipal — Nuisance abatement — Standing