Aug 30, 2013

Who takes care of vacant properties once a blighted building comes down?

Who is responsible for the upkeep on a vacant property once a bulding is torn down? Larry on Camp Street

The owner of a property is responsible for the maintenance of a property — both before and after a dilapidated structure comes down, Sandusky chief building official George Poulos said.

It's then their responsibility, then, to ensure the lot is kept clean and up to code, Sandusky fire Chief Paul Ricci said.

In many cases, an individual, the government, a LLC, a company or a bank still owns the property where a building came down.

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