Could Your House Be Demolished While You Lie In The Hospital & What Is A Personal Lawyer?
Picture this: you are a senior citizen and you enjoy traveling to Florida. You are visiting and get sick while you are there and are required to be in the hospital for two months. While you are away, your home and everything in it is demolished by the municipality where you lived.
Should You Seek The Support Of A Personal Family Lawyer
Believe it or not, this happened to a 69-year-old veteran who owned a home in West Hemstead, NY. He was unexpectedly out of the state for several months. When he finally returned, he found his home—where he had lived since he was born–had been torn down by the city. His neighbors complained about the house thinking no one lived there.
If you own a dilapidated home or other building, you must be aware of the municipal laws in your town that could permit the city management to take action against you.
Cases such as this begin when a municipality declares an abandoned home or structure unsound. The order to demolish comes next. In most cases, the city seeks for the property owner to carry out the demolition but if does not happen, the city will see to it that it happens and then levies the costs on to the owner.
Government officials typically seek to avoid destroying a home that is still in use. As family, we are all expected to look after our family members to be sure they are cared for and are following ordinances and building codes, and when we can’t is when the use of a Personal Family Lawyer® can offer the protection we need.
A Personal Family Lawyer®, like me, is often called upon to become the surrogate “member of the family” when loved ones are not nearby. If we can support your family in this way, please contact us at (480) 418-8448. We can save you and your loved one’s heartache and prevent the loss of their home or other assets. We offer services for clients throughout Arizona, including Chandler, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Tempe, Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Apache Junction.