What to Do with Abandoned Property

Strategies from tax takings to code enforcement actions, condemnation and receiverships

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    Product Description

    The COVID-19 pandemic and consequently impacted economy can result in increased neighborhood blight from neglected and abandoned property. This program updates municipal officers, solicitors, and nonprofit agencies on how to employ various strategies to address this problem, including tax takings, code enforcement actions, and receiverships.

  • Agenda

    Agenda & Materials

    • Developing Strategies for Dealing with Neglected and Abandoned Property for Municipalities

      Early warning signs; Prevention and steps to collect information for all property in a municipality
    • Tips for Deciding Which Strategies to Use

    • Creating a Housing Receivership That Complies with Statutory and Constitutional Requirements

      Undertaking investigative steps prior to seeking appointment of receiver; Documenting conditions that support appointment of a receiver; Petitioning to enforce the state sanitary code and for appointment of a receiver
    • Who Can or Should Be the Receiver and How to Become One

    • Receivership Proceedings

      Common issues, including establishing the receiver’s budget; Petition to borrow money to make repairs; Owner’s petition to stay receivership; Receiver’s reporting requirements; Potential civil contempt proceedings
    • Accessing Legal and Financial Resources to Effectively Operate and Manage a Successful Receivership

    • What a Property Owner Can Do to Contest the Receivership

    • How to Terminate Receivership and Foreclosure of the Receiver’s Lien

    • Strategies for Property Disposition and Reuse

    • Where to Turn for Assistance, Forms and Templates

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    MCLE webcasts are delivered completely online, underscoring their convenience and appeal. There are no published print materials. All written materials are available electronically only. They are posted 24 hours prior to the program and can be accessed, downloaded, or printed from your computer.

  • Faculty


    Stuart T. Schrier, Esq., Schrier & Associates, PC , Boston


    Hon. Irene H. Bagdoian, Associate Justice, Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
  • Pricing


    • $130.50 - MCLE Sponsor Member
    • $108.75 - New Lawyer
    • $108.75 - Pending Admittee
    • $108.75 - Law Student
    • $108.75 - Paralegal
    • $145.00 - All Others
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