County Code Enforcement and Vacant Short Sale Properties

Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX South Shore Realty

Swimming pools and spas on short sale properties are starting to give me grief. Just when I thought nothing else could slow down the short sale process for me, WHAM!, here comes County Code Enforcement slapping fines on bug infested swimming pools and spas. It doesn't take long for a pool or spa to turn green and ugly when the power has been turned off. Sellers don't want to deal with maintaining pools or spas after they vacate their homes. These fines have to be paid before you close on the property. Seller has no money and the bank doesn't want to deal with it. What's a girl to do?

Has anyone else had a problem with their County Code Enforcement Department and short sales properties?

Comments (1)

Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Berkshire Hathaway HS Robert Paul Prop

So why do pools and spas "bug" the county now?  Sounds like part of the "bailout" plan for the county.

Feb 12, 2009 02:43 AM