Forum Administrator RC Colas® & Moon Pies®
Date registered: Oct 2006
Vehicle: 1981 380SL 151K: 2001 E320 4Matic Estate 147K: 2008 E350 Sport 4Matic 120K: 2005 S500 116K
Location: The Land of Pleasant Living
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
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Step 1. County inspector comes to your property and writes a violation like, I dunno, he sees a kitchen chair on the back porch so he cites you for running an open dump. (Actually happened).
Step 2. Notice is mailed to the property which of course is quickly discarded by the guilty tenant.
Step 3. No further effort is made to notify the property owner.
Step 4. Property is sold at annual tax auction for the cost of the unpaid $100 violation the property owner is unaware of to a local Baltimore County atty whose practice consists soley of buying tax sale properties.
Step 5. Baltimore County Atty ( Who is probably in cahoots with the inspector) holds the property rights until the rightful owner tries to sell the property or becomes otherwise aware of the issue.
Step 6. Baltimore County Atty charges in excess of $3k to cover his 'costs' from Step 4 ($100).
Step 7. Angry property owner hires his own Atty to fight back.
Step 8. Baltimore County court clerk 'misplaces' the paperwork.
Step 9. Baltimore County judge dismisses.
Step 10. Dig is out $3k to save his property.
Step 11. Baltimore County Inspector, Atty, Clerk and Judge all have a big laugh and probably split the $3k.
This happens THOUSANDS of times a year in the county according to our Atty.
We got pwned.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?