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Don’t Ignore Property Owner Citations From City of Cincinnati

In Uncategorized on April 30, 2010 at 9:07 am

I know many property owners who intend to surrender their real estate and file for bankruptcy. But even if you file a bankruptcy case, don’t igore a citation from the City of Cincinnati. The City has the power to issue fines that cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. The City issues fines for such things as failing to maintain the premises. In some circumstances, they condemn and tear down the structure, generating expenses that you as the property owner are responsible for. So if you receive a citation, follow the instructions and attend the hearing. The City will consider economic hardship, including bankruptcy. And of course, if you can prove you transferred ownership prior to the issuance of the citation, the City will let you off the hook.

If you are stuck with the fines, chapter 13 bankruptcy allows you to pay them. The bankruptcy court allows monthly payments based upon your ability to pay

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