March 15, 2013 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch
Property Address: 323 N Fulton Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21223
Property Owner: Lawrence and Stephanie Riley, same address.
City Council District and Contact: District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch
State Senator: Verna Jones Rodwell
I believe both of the owners of this home are deceased — which begs the question, what happens when the owners die, and the heirs don’t want the house? Or what if there are no heirs? I’ve been coming across more and more homes where this is the case — and it’s a troubling situation. Houses are remaining vacant, and deteriorating, and in many cases — there are no “responsible parties”.
There needs to be a way to streamline these properties into the hands of potential homeowners, before they end up deteriorating past the point of no return. Suggestions?