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Old 05-17-2010, 09:43 PM
 
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Elderly lady who resided at the house next door has moved to an assisted living facility. She has children in the area and no one seems to care that the house has not been looked after for nearly 2 years. Its a nice neighborhood and the house is really becoming an eye sore. I've mowed the yard several times just to keep the weeds down so they don't spread into my yard. Questions:

1) Is the only way to make them take care of the house is have the county enforce it?

2) Is there a way they could lose their house for neglect. More specifically, is there a way I could take over the property without the owner willingly selling the home to me? I'd really like to buy it (owner says it is not for sale per neighbor), renovate and flip.

I'm in Dekalb County and not with the City Limits.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:10 PM
 
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It's not a big deal to file a complaint with the county code commission. That should be your first step.

If the family is current on the taxes, then it isn't abandoned. Neglected, yes.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:16 PM
 
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They are current on taxes.

Could they lose their home if they ignore the County?
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:22 PM
 
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My experience with having code enforcement involved is that they try to work with the owner first. If that fails, then they send in municipal workers to clean up the property and place a lien against the house to recoup their costs.
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Old 05-18-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Why on earth do you want them to loose the house over this. If you want to buy it make them an offer. If you want them to take care of it contact them and ask them nicely.
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