On Jan. 27, we convened a panel of really smart people to talk about what your options are when you want to save a property in your neighborhood. How do you determine who owns it, and whether or not it might be available to purchase? What are the legal risks you should think about if you want to board it up or trim the bushes? Who should you call (and how often do you need to call them) if you see a demolition notice on a house you don't think should be demolished?
Our panelists — Dexter Slusarski from Loveland Technologies, Dan Cousino from Honigman, and Claire Nowak-Boyd, an urban planner and experienced house-saver — shared some helpful tips:
We had some technical difficulties with the video for our panelists' brief presentations, but we did manage to record the discussion and Q&A that followed:
Some related resources that may be helpful to you in your quest to save a house or intervene on a vacant property:
Looking for contact info for an LLC or corporation? Try this tip sheet!
Thinking about acquiring a property? This worksheet could help you anticipate less-obvious maintenance and acquisition costs
Hoping to fix up a problem property in your community? Here are tips for addressing vacant structures and lots and an awesome, comprehensive vacant property toolkit that could help!
The event was held January 27, 2016 and presented by Brick + Beam Detroit, in partnership with Live6. Turnout was huge, so we may consider a follow-up event on a similar theme in the future! (Let us know if that would help you and what you'd like to get out of a future event by dropping us an email.)
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