Reasons Why Buildings Are Condemned

It’s disheartening to residential and commercial property owners when buildings are condemned. This can happen for a number of reasons, including a takeover of the property via eminent domain. Within reason, the government has the right to force property owners to give up property, for which they are compensated, in order to complete government projects.

In most cases, however, a building is condemned when it’s no longer safe for people to use. A condemned building may have been affected by weather-related catastrophes, such as flooding or tornadoes. If it’s older, it might have been constructed with unsafe building materials. Extensive termite damage that has caused structural failure is another possible reason, as is widespread black mold. It’s also possible for unsanitary living conditions—like hoarding behaviors—to lead to a building condemnation.

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