Rehab Warning

Next time you do a rehab check to make sure it isn’t on the city’s demolition list.

Lewis Hill, a St. Louis property owner, was shocked to find his house being destroyed by a crane last October.

DemolitianNext time you do a [tag-ice]rehab[/tag-ice] check to make sure your house  isn’t on the city’s demolition list.

 

Lewis Hill, a St. Louis [tag-tec]property owner[/tag-tec], was shocked to find his house being destroyed by a crane last October.

 

He had bought the three bedroom [tag-self]house[/tag-self] at 1830 St. Clair Ave. in East St. Louis  to renovate and planned to move in just as soon as work was completed. 

 

But that was not to be.

 

Hill admits it needed a lot of work, but was unaware it was classified as hazardous by the city or that a contract to tear it down had been awarded.

 

What was the reaction of city officials? 

 

Sorry, but it’s the property owner’s responsibility to know what’s going on.  Besides they claim they had sent a letter back in February informing him.    

 

Which brings up a very important point. 

 

If the house was in that bad of shape shouldn’t Hill have passed it up and not invested in it?  Or torn it down himself?   

    

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