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Hi! I'm Heather. I've been a practicing attorney for the last 15 years, and I'd be happy to assist you for informational and educational purposes.
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If the city is involved, then you will have to get the property in compliance with the city codes before he will probably let you back in. Unfortunately, unless you are very handy and can do it yourself, you will likely have to hire a contractor to do the work.
Let me know if that answered your question, or if you have more follow up questions, I'm happy to help.
If your house is deemed unsafe, then they can keep you out of the house. The government has the right to intervene in matters of safety. I'm sorry you are going through this.
Can you let me know if I've answered your question? Also, you are free to ask follow up questions at no extra charge, so let me know if there is anything else I can assist with.