Posts Tagged ‘Nuisance abatement’

May a City Mow an Overgrown Lot without a Court Order?

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Town of Manicure has been working hard to revitalize the historic neighborhood adjacent to downtown. As part of the effort to improve conditions in this and other neighborhoods, the town has been more vigilant in enforcing its overgrown lot ordinance, which prohibits property owners from allowing grass and weeds to grow above 18 inches […]

Nuisance Abatement and Local Governments: What a Mess – Part II

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Several years ago I prepared a blog entitled “Nuisance Abatement and Local Governments: What a Mess.” At the end of that blog I promised a sequel to take up several other legal issues related to nuisance abatement and building condemnation. Here is that sequel. One issue concerns the nature of the process that must be […]

When is That Guy Going to Finish His Remodeling Job??

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The story goes something like this:  Jones, who is something of an eccentric guy anyway, lives in a relatively good neighborhood. But his house has never really fit into the area. His house looks like a work in progress with no clear design plan. He apparently is in the process of remodeling and expanding the […]

Nuisance Abatement and Local Governments: What a Mess

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

UPDATE September 2013:  Click here for the 2013 sequel to this blog. What is a public nuisance? A public nuisance is a condition or activity involving real property that amounts to an unreasonable interference with the health, safety, morals, or comfort of the community. Of course, for many of us a public nuisance may be […]