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reply to iknow
Re: Code enforcement demolishes House next door Oklahoma has always had provisions where taxes with unpaid property taxes could be auctioned off eventually.
Code enforcement was largely toothless, and could fine, but of course the owners never would pay or often never could be found, and the properties would sit, and the other owners around them would be frustrated but little could be done, and the properties would lower home values, draw crime and squatters, etc etc
The city finally beefed up the laws, and now, after a process that takes several years, can finally take over abandoned homes. I really have no issue with that, as already I see the benefits. Everyone on the street is happy to see it go, I'm just sad at the waste of resources and the demolition of what was a nice home and could have been saved if a different path was taken.
It wasn't. I don't really blame the city.
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