It depends on how bad the urine has oaked an area. I saw a property last year in the middle of a rehab that had to have the subfloor and bottom 4 feet of drywall removes in a room to make the smell go away. For smaller problem there are solutions like Natures Miracle.... more
If you call the City of the area you are interested in they will be able to guide you in who handles the utilities for that particular address. In the Cincinnati area the gas and electric is probably handled by Duke.... more
What price range are you looking for in the area? I can get you set up on a search and help you view them if you send me your email. I just searched Fairfield yesterday and there were 6 available there across all price ranges.... more
If they're behind on their mortgage, I'm sure the lender is already aware of the situation. In some cases, lenders are choosing not to move against borrowers in default. Overall, they consider it cheaper and less hassle just to let them live there and presumably take care of the place, rather than going through the foreclosure process and being left with a vacant house.
But the issue is really between the homeowner and the lender. You have no legal standing in the matter. Further, unless they've violated some law, you wouldn't be able to "turn them in" to the police.
Go to the Chapman Law firm for homes foreclosed by FHA http://www.clfres.com/ . You will need a real estate agent to work with you and to submit your offer.
Other foreclosed homes can be found through a real estate company that handles those for the banks and loan companies. Our office Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors based in Dayton handles numerous bank owned properties. For those get in touch with a real estate agent from that company who is experienced in foreclosed home. contact me for more information... more