Sidewalks that are not clear of SNOW & Other Debris

Home Inspector with At Ease Home Inspections #30395

As I am a Housing Inspector & Rental Inspector sometimes it is confused w/ Code Enforcement.

I have received many calls today about sidewalks that have yet to be cleared of snow & debris in front of properties that are For Sale or Rent.  My response to these calls are there is really nothing I can do expect put word out about the issue.  As this response is not good enough for some folks.... and I don't like giving potential clients answers they don't want to hear!!!  

So I am putting the word out to eveyone I am networked w/ to Please...... READ.....

  • If you are selling or renting a property Please, Please don't forget to clear those sidewalks.

Calls I received today are about a house for sale in front of a school zone where crossing guards cross children and their parents.

I am not sure of the liability one would endure if someone were to fall and seriously hurt themselves.  As I am sure it wouldn't be one I would want.  

Thank you and I hope this finds you all well!  

Yours Truly,  

Nikki Marlatt-Young   :)


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Nikki Marlatt-Young 


Comments (4)

Tom Boos
Sine & Monaghan Realtors, Real Living - Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Providing the very best of service to Sellers and

In our community, any sidewalk not cleared of snow with 12 hours of a snaowfall is in violation of local ordinances.  $50 FINE.  I know cause I'v received them in the past.  Yikes.

Feb 04, 2010 04:09 AM
GARY DIGIORGIO -Denver- Arvada -Westminster
THE DIGIORGIO GROUP /(303) 898 - GARY (4279) - Westminster, CO
REOptions LLC

I perfer beach on the sidewalk

Gary D for Denver

Feb 04, 2010 04:10 AM
Nikki Marlatt-Young
At Ease Home Inspections - Arbutus, MD
Housing & Rental Inspections

I always make sure my sidewalks in front of my own house are cleared!!!! I even do a few houses up so my neighbors aren't fined either! 

Here in Baltimore County Maryland our Code Enforcement Office is really cracking down on people for a lot of things.... so I am in hopes that getting the word out helps people remember so they are not given those hefty fines.... 

Feb 04, 2010 05:09 AM
Paul Gapski
Berkshire Hathaway / Prudential Ca Realty - El Cajon, CA
619-504-8999,#1 Resource SD Relo

Thank you for sharing your blog; we need Real estate Professionals to share their comments and information regarding their markets and experiences. Thanks again from beautiful Sunny San Diego

Sep 30, 2012 11:22 PM