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.
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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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