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Connecticut Abandoned Property Law To Take Effect Jan. 1

Mike Groll

In the new year, a Connecticut law will make it easier for communities to take over and rehabilitate abandoned properties.

The new law authorizes courts to appoint receivers to rehabilitate abandoned properties in cities and towns with a population of at least 35,000.

The law allows an interested party to petition the court to take over the property, if it has not been occupied for at least one year, has not been recently acquired and is not listed for sale. There also has to be no pending foreclosure on the property and at least three violations of local blight ordinances.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.