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03/02/2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
On Thursday, March 2, 2023 MMLA is scheduled to hold an informational on-line meeting with representatives of the Attorney General’s Neighborhood Renewal Division to discuss how municipal counsel and local officials can work with the NRD to use the enforcement authority of the State Sanitary Code to turn around abandoned residential properties. Working in close partnership with cities and towns, the AG’s Office seeks out delinquent property owners and encourages them to voluntarily repair their properties and make them secure. If owners refuse, then the office’s attorneys will petition the relevant court to appoint a receiver to bring the property up to code. The NRD’s efforts have resulted in transforming abandoned properties into new homes for Massachusetts families and generated new tax revenues for their communities.
This should be a helpful program for both municipal counsel and other local officials facing challenges in dealing with distressed and abandoned properties. Additional information on the program and registration details will be forthcoming.