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Health and Safety Receiverships

ol.d {list-style-type: upper-alpha;} As it relates to specific receivership examples, cities and counties in California often use health and safety receiverships to abate nuisance conditions. A few reasons cities and counties might use the health and safety receivership remedy are when a property is abandoned, occupied by a hoarder, the site of criminal activity, or the owner passed away without any heirs. If typical code enforcement efforts by a City or County are unsuccessful then

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What is a Court Appointed Receiver?

When people hear the term receiver they may think of NFL Hall of Famer Jerry Rice, but a Court-Appointed Receiver is a whole other ball game. The use of Court-Appointed Receivers began in the Old English Chancery Courts and were often used to take control of an estate that did not have an heir. For example, in the 1500s when a King died without a son or heir to take over the kingdom, what happened

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Ryan Griffith’s Zombie Foreclosure Article Published by the California Daily Journal

Ryan Griffith Attorney & Associate Receiver at Bay Area Receivership Group had his article on Zombie Foreclosure and how to address it published by the California Daily Journal on April 29, 2020. The article explains how banks can take control of dangerous properties and prevent them from getting to a point that the appointment of a Health and Safety Receiver by a City or County is necessary. The article can be read here.

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Bay Area Receivership Group Appointed on Emergency Order over Fire Damaged Property in Fresno

On April 21, 2020, the City of Fresno moved ex-parte to appoint Bay Area Receivership Group over 1630 S. Third Street in Fresno, California in Fresno County Case #20CECG00407 . The Property has been the site of several recent fires and an ex-parte was necessary due to COVID. Now that Bay Area Receivership Group has been appointed it will take immediate action to abate the nuisance conditions at the Property.

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Bay Area Receivership Group’s Amicus Brief Supporting Receiver’s Lien Priority Accepted by the First Appellate District Court of California

On March 2, 2020 the First Appellate District of California Accepted Bay Area Receivership Group’s Amicus Brief , which argues for Receiver’s to obtain super-priority and strip liens. Bay Area Receivership Group and it’s counsel Ryan Griffith look forward to the First District’s decision in this case.

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Bay Area Receivership Group Appointed over two nuisance Properties in Fresno

On January 14, 2020, the Fresno County Superior Court appointed Gerard Keena as a Receiver over two Properties 136 W. El Dorado Street, Fresno, CA 93706 and 430 S. Thorne Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706. Both properties have been vacant for years, which has lead to substantial deterioration. Now that Gerard Keena has been appointed as Receiver by the Fresno County Superior Court, he will begin taking steps to bring the Property into a productive use.

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On December 12, 2019, the City of Hayward filed an ex-parte application to appoint Gerard F. Keena II from Bay Area Receivership Group as Receiver over the Property commonly known as 22330 Main Street in Hayward, California, which created Alameda County Case #HG19046792. The Property is the former site of a college, a hospital, and several office buildings, which have been abandoned for years. On December 18, 2019, the City of Hayward’s ex-parte application was

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On December 16, 2019, the Hon. Michael Mattice confirmed the receivership sale of 104 Greenwood to Esther Son for $351,000. 104 Greenwood had been a longstanding nuisance in the community for seventeen years, which is when the Owner of the Property passed away. After 17 years of blight the City of Vallejo had enough, and filed a Petition with the Solano County Superior Court to appoint Bay Area Receivership Group on March 13, 2019, the