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Who do I contact to get a home condemned Full of rats, mildew, sick animals,filth....

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Who do I contact to get a home condemned? Full of rats, mildew, sick animals,filth....

WebLaw :

*Due to rules of your state bar or mine, nothing herein is intended as legal advice, only intended as general information to better help yourself.*

WebLaw :



So sorry to hear of this dilemma. If my answer is not clear to you, please ask me for clarification by using the reply button.

WebLaw :

I see that you already contacted the Department of Health -- what result did you receive

Customer:

The Dept of Health sent me to DHR Elderly Care... He was rude and acted as though I was bothering him. Said he would file my report but no action would be taken to condemn the home. They did not do that and had no idea who did. He said they were only concerned if children were living in the house - which they are - even though my call was regarding my mother.

WebLaw :

That is awful

Customer:

He said I would receive no information regarding the case - they may or may not go to the home. It really is a horrible situation....

WebLaw :

Consider sending a letter registered mail return receipt requested to the following:

Customer:

My mother wants to move but her husband wont.

Customer:

she is very unhealthy and this home makes it so much worse

WebLaw :

1. Department of Health
2. DHR Elderly Care
3. local newspaper

WebLaw :

You will want to include pictures of the home and the particular health hazards posed by the home

Customer:

I have contacted he first two - no results..... what can the media do?

WebLaw :

I just received your post that this concerns your mother

WebLaw :

if your mother is not competent -- and she may not be since she chooses to live in the home-- you may want have your mother declared incompetent and be appointed her conservator

Customer:

My mother is most important but there are others living there including children

WebLaw :

send a certified letter to child protective services as well

Customer:

I am working on that also - I know I need to contact the Probate Court

Customer:

would child protective services be at DHR also?

WebLaw :

Usually -- however I am not familiar with your particular county

Customer:

are you in Alabama

Customer:

this would be Blount County - very rural

Customer:

What organization condemns property??? No one can give me that answer.....

WebLaw :

The Health Department and the Building Department both may condemn the property

WebLaw :

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Customer:

ok - do you know how to print this conversation?

WebLaw :

a copy of our discussion is sent to your e-mail -- here is not pay restriction regarding printing out the discussion

Customer:

thanks - now do I hit Accept and you get paid?

WebLaw :

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