If the bank owns it now, they are the landlord and any civil property violations run with the property and are owned by the bank. If the man is accused of crimes, that would not go to the bank. It is not clear what is happening. If a car got a parking ticket yesterday and then I bought the car today, I’d expect the previous owner to be liable for that ticket, not me.
Remember when cities used to be that place you lived in?
Affordable housing is only for loyal Dem voters!
Trash the place in Section 8 and you are rewarded with a new house.
I thought he lost title when the lender foreclosed?
The one that has title is responsible.
I’ve had a municipality draft money out of a corporate account for taxes owed on a vehicle the company hadn’t owned for over a year before. The kicker is, the bank allowed it without informing me, and I had to prove The corporation no longer owned the vehicle.
Title is the universal definition of ownership and thus responsibility. In each state the foreclosure process is different, but broadly classified they are either judicial (requiring a court process to foreclose - e.g., FL or WI) or non-judicial (not requiring a court process to get to foreclosure, e.g., GA.)
When a foreclosure auction is held and the property does not sell, it is deemed "knocked back" to the lender. That lender has a defined period in which to submit, and properly record a foreclosure deed, which, once recorded, is the universally acknowledged point of transfer from the former owner to the bank. In GA, for example the foreclosing party can submit the foreclosure deed up to 30 days after the sale date. This fellow is confusing the sale date and the date of transfer of title. These are different things. how different they can be (how much time can lapse between them) will depend on state law.
Given the no mans land one can find themselves in, its best to wait for SWAT teams tear canisters to come through the windows before leaving.
He ought to just sue the city in small claims court and make em show up and explain to a judge why they’re hassling him.