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A Blog about Real Estate, How it Can Be Damaged, and Disputes Over its Transfer

This blog is a personal blog written to discuss legal issues affecting Georgia property, and how it is damaged, transferred, and fought over. I write this partly to keep abreast of the law, and partly to offer a forum for my writing. In order to find content, I often analyze Georgia Supreme Court decisions. I try to update this blog as I can, but writing is a time consuming process.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sandy Springs Enforcement of Property Owner Maintenance Ordinance

The City of Sandy Springs, Georgia has apparently started to enforce the ordinance it recently adopted requiring property owners to maintain storm water structures on their land.   There are reports that the City has served notices to comply on homeowners who have properties with detention ponds on them.  The City has also become more aggressive towards property owner associations in the maintenance of detention ponds.   While the Georgia courts have recently upheld property maintenance ordinances, the legality of requiring a person to maintain a public structure is up for debate.

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