Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Governor Snyder Adds Teeth to Local Government’s Fight Against Blight

Paul Bohn, Esq.

Governor Snyder signed into law a package of 5 “blight bills” which will give local communities greater tools to go after property owners who are not maintaining their property.  Blight conditions in many of our older communities, often owned by absentee landlords, have been shown to lower property values in the surrounding area.  The new laws will allow local municipalities to assess owners of blighted property additional fines, the ability to deny zoning changes or building permits, and potentially be subject to garnishment and foreclosure proceedings.

Way to go Governor Snyder!

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