After waging a year-long “all out war” against this abandoned house near the corner of Prospect and Live Oak in Riverside Terrace, a Swamplot reader declares “I feel like I won.” How? “The house went up for sale this past week, exactly two weeks after a yellow ‘Dangerous Building’ violation was nailed to the tree out front by the city (following one of several of my complaints to the city’s Neighborhood Protection office — previous complaints generated violations notices for weeds and trash).” The listing for 2536 Prospect features photos of the home’s foreboding exterior with clear warnings from the listing agent: “Dangerous Building — No access!” and “Do NOT Enter!” This hoped-to-be-vacant lot could soon house your dream home! Once it’s bought and the house gets torn down, that is.
But in the meantime, our tipster wonders, what else hath all these complaints wrought? At least concerns that — now that the home is in a new category — the owner might be cut more slack by the city. “My question is: Now that the house is listed as a ‘Dangerous Building,’ can the current owner shuck responsibility for correcting the conditions? What liabilities is the new owner purchasing when buying a building that already has been certified as such by the city?”
- 2536 Prospect St. [HAR]
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