May 22, 2013 by Baltimore Slumlord Watch
Interesting story behind this property — it mirrors the story we wrote about 1101 Nanticoke Street. You have a nice house attached to a vacant, the vacant has a leaky roof, so now the nicer house has a mold and mildew problem.
The home is listed for sale, yet when the resident next door called to complain about the damage to his home, the real estate company employees have repeatedly told him they have no idea who owns the home — not sure how that could be true, since you couldn’t list a home for sale without the owner’s permission. My guess is the real estate company, Spectrum Enterprises, simply doesn’t want a liability issue.
I met the man who lives in the nicer home, and his wife, yesterday. You couldn’t ask for nicer neighbors — they keep their home tidy, their yard tidy, and they simply want resolution to this problem. I’m hoping this post will get that ball rolling.
There’s some good news and some bad news about the property’s owner — he’s currently incarcerated, for refusing to clean up his lead paint-filled properties. But he’s scheduled to be released soon, and he’ll be on house arrest, so if the owner of the adjoining property wants to sue — he’ll be home to open the door for a process server!
Property address: 1106 Appleton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217
Property Owner: C Murrell Business Consultant, Inc., PO Box 16413, Baltimore, MD 21217 (corporation is not in good standing) / 600 Laurel Hill Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
Resident Agent for C Murrell Business Consultant, Inc.: Cephus Murrell, 600 Laurel Hill Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228
City Council District and Contact: District 9, “Pistol” Pete Welch
State Senator: Verna Jones Rodwell