Buffalo’s Worst Slumlord is Still in Baltimore…

…and it’s time for him to go.

In 2004, the Baltimore City Paper wrote about Scott Wizig, please read the article here.

[Scott Wizig], a Houston real-estate speculator regularly referred to in the Buffalo News as that city’s “biggest slumlord,” and who was successfully prosecuted in 2003 by both New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and the city of Buffalo for hundreds of counts of housing code violations, predatory lending, deceit, fraud, and illegal leases.

We came across a “House For Sale” sign at the corner of W. Baltimore and MLK today, and the phone number traces back to Wizig’s company, Wiz Homes. (Interesting to note, the sign was pointed directly at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and we don’t think the University is selling that building any time soon.)

If you live in or near a home owned by Wiz Homes, please let us know.  We’d love to hear from you!

9 comments

  1. Ken Strong

    The names of Wizig’s properties might not be immediately apparent since he creates numerous corporations to hide behind. In Baltimore, these corporations owning a total of 108 properties with 96 of them having housing code violations include

    Compound Yield Play LLC
    Inbrook Homes LLC
    MD Liberty Homes LLC
    Nickys Row Homes LLC
    Willard Avenue LLC
    Wiz Homes LLC
    Baltimore Retrund Fund LLC
    Chesapeake Row Homes LLC

    • slumlordwatch

      Thanks for the information. He sounds like Buffalo’s answer to Stanley Rochkind…it would be nice if Baltimore took this issue as seriously as Buffalo did. Some of these guys need to be run out of town on a rail.

  2. Terrell Atkinson

    Yes, I have seen a couple of flyers around about Chesapeake row homes and wanted to know how can i get in touch with there Management department. do they have a web site or phone number.

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    • Baltimore Slumlord Watch

      Well there’s not really much anyone can do, unless the homes are in violation of something…building codes, fire codes, etc. Are they hanging signs illegally on telephone poles or abandoned homes? You can report that to 311.

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