Posted by Sandy FL on April 25, 1999 at 15:22:52:
In my area, they do not issue “lists” of houses with code violations houses, nor the “unsafe structures”, I have to drive around and look. Then call the courthouse or scan the legal newspaper for the hearings on the unsafe structures. Basically even if the city gets involved, you still have to FIND the owner to buy the property from them. One other suggestion I thought was good was to approach tired landlords after they leave code violations court, or at the very least capture their names off of the court docket, and call or write them later. I am told these are some very motivated sellers.
Has anyone in Ft Lauderdale done this? I would appreciate knowing where it is I should go.