My sister owns a 100 year old single family home (with an attached apartment) in Euclid and would like to

Asked by Frank Ulle, Columbus, OH Mon Jan 7, 2008

see, but says she can'e because the City of Euclid won't let her until she fixes all her violations. Is this true? What are the options?

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Emmanuel Sca…, , Collin County, TX
Wed Feb 25, 2009
Frank,

It is possible there was some information lost in the description/translation. In general, a city does not have the ability to stop a sale unless there are city tax liens, etc. on the property. Quite possibly what the city meant was that they would either not provide, or revoke, a certificate of occupancy (COO) if an attempt was made to change hands with the title if there were known and/or outstanding building code and/or safety violations on the property. By revoking or not transferring the COO to a new owner the city has, in effect, stopped the sale. I'm sure the mortgage and title professionals can provide specifics regarding how they become involved and learn of the COO issues while attempting the sale transactions.

If you are interested in the code of ordinances for Euclid here is a link to a 2006 version:
http://www.amlegal.com/nxt/gateway.dll/Ohio/euclid_oh/partse…

If you Google search "Euclid, OH" & "Codes" & "ordinances" you should be able to find a link to either the actual and current codes/ordinances or a more updated version.

Good luck.

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John Hribar, Agent, Euclid, OH
Wed Feb 25, 2009
Not totally. The violations are negotiable between Seller and Buyer. Of course this can substantially affect the value/sale price of the property. Thanks for your inquiry. Call me for more information/consultation at (216) 692-2555. I have worked as a Realtor in Euclid for over 22 years and know the city inspectors and the city's procedures.
Sincerely,, John Hribar ERA- Lentz Associates
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