Battling the Zombie Home Apocalypse in Your Neighborhood

The Walking Dead? Not quite. But abandoned Zombie Properties can be just as scary for
local communities. eCode360 can help you do battle.

Properties pending foreclosure (a.k.a. abandoned “zombie” properties) are turning into a big issue for municipalities. When nobody is held responsible for keeping homes habitable, then your property maintenance laws aren’t followed and the properties attract rodents, overgrown weeds, and crime.

Luckily, there is something your municipality can do about it if you haven’t yet! We have recently noticed that clients of ours have been passing ordinances to deal with blighted zombie properties and increase the economic health and safety of local neighborhoods. For example, the Township of Forks, PA, establishes a process to address blighted properties and to identify, regulate, limit and reduce the number of abandoned properties located within the Township. View the section in their Code on eCode360®.

Our clients can search our entire database of 1,895 eCodes in various states for more examples of any legislative issue that comes up! You just type your key words, such as “blighted properties”, “solar panels”, or “storm water” and a list of the occurrences will come up.

You can even filter results by the municipalities’ population, geography, and government type. With this tool you can find samples in a matter of seconds! Click here to see how it works.

We are happy to provide this service to our clients to make research and drafting legislation easier for you and your staff. Please share this with your attorney or anyone else that might find it helpful. Feel free to give us a call at 800.836.8834 if you have questions or need help searching multiple Codes.

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