How common is it for blight liens to be forgiven in New Orleans?

Asked by Shannon Holman, Brooklyn, NY Tue Jan 22, 2013

I'm looking at a property that has a blight lien against it from the previous owner. The seller says that there's a good chance that after renovating the property, I can successfully petition the city to remove the lien.
I understand that there are multiple factors involved and am not looking for specific legal advice, just wondering if this is something others have encountered.

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Hartro71, Home Buyer, Read Boulevard East, New Orleans, LA
Fri Feb 15, 2013
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Hartro71 -- You may have better luck if you post this as a question rather than as an answer to my question.
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Wayne Clark, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Tue Jan 22, 2013
Hi Shannon,there is a procees to have certain liens wavied or reduced. Its a bit tighter than it use to be because some liens were forgiven but the owners of the property failed to comply.

I am very familiar with the process. It has to be approved by various department and parties. I actually use to work there and help create the process.

If you are in need of assistant or just have questions, please contact me to discuss you needs. I'll be happy to work with you on this.

Wayne Clark
CCS Realty, LLC
New Orleans, La
Licensed in the State of Louisiana
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