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Debra Ballantyne
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Username: Dballant

Post Number: 4
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, February 01, 2010 - 08:47 pm:   

With current economic times, there have been instances all across the country of people abandoning their homes. We suspect a home in our neighborhood has been abandoned. Is there anything that the city can do or is it even reportable to anyone? The mail has started to fall out of the mailbox, Fliers are stacked on the door, the yard is starting to look unkempt etc... I am most concerned about security though and someone breaking in. Is there anything we can do?

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 28
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 09:28 am:   

Please let us know about issues like this. We can investigate and see what we can do to help. Even if someone walks away from a house, there are others responsible for it's upkeep.

Contact Code Enforcement at (972) 292-5302 or code@friscotexas.gov

Greg Davis
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Username: Frisco_renovator

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2010
Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 10:28 pm:   

Who is responsible for abandoned houses' upkeep? To my knowledge, lenders only have legal responsibility for them AFTER they take ownership of the property (post-foreclosure), at which time, of course, they become owners, not lenders anymore.
Is the City responsible for them?

Greg Carr, Code Enforcement Administrato
Username: Greg_carr

Post Number: 29
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, February 19, 2010 - 01:28 pm:   

The City's responsibility falls in holding the property owner accountable. This could be the owner or the financial institution. It doesn't have to be post-foreclosure. Banks have been very responsible in stepping up to maintain their assets.

If you know of a property that needs our attention then please call us at (972) 292-5302 or email us at code@friscotexas.gov

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