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A client called and asked for a quote to board up, install a security chain link fence and remove the debris from the property.
A beneficiary of a probate had interest in the property in Los Angeles. The property was owned by her father. Since the passing of her father. The property became a nuisance property to the neighborhood.
Before Picture of Board UP and Fencing
We provided the quote along with our licenses, general liability, workmans comp and commercial dump truck insurance(s).
As soon as the client received our quote. The client hired us to complete the job.
We completed the work. The professional board-up of all doors, windows, the garage overhead doors. We installed a security chain link fence on the front of the property. We removed three dump truck loads of debris from the property.
After Property Board UP – Property Barricade
After Security Chain Link Fence Installation
We notified the client. The client was very happy and relieved.
If the work was not completed on time. The client informed me that she was facing some very steep fees, penalties, administrative costs and even possible criminal prosecution from the City of Los Angeles Building and Safety Department.
See the attached paperwork from the City of Los Angeles Building And Safety Department.
City of Los Angeles Contractors Quote – $28,000.00
$20,000.00 plus $8,000.00 Administrative Costs
In addition – Penalty Warning: may be a liable for a administrative penalty in the amount of $1,000.00 per structure per day
Below is the “Notice of Order to Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, and File Statement of Intent” the client received from the City of Los Angeles Code Enforcement Bureau.
Criminal Prosecution – May Also Be Subject to Criminal Prosecution.
Below is the Notice of Order to Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, and File Statement of Intent – See the fees and costs that are imposed by the City of Los Angeles – Department of Building and Safety – Code Enforcement Bureau.
Page 1 – Notice to Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, and File Statement of Intent
Page 2 – Notice of Order to Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, and File Statement of Intent
Page 3 – Notice of Order To Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, And File Statement of Intent
Page 4 – Notice of Order to Abate Vacant Structure, Notice of Fee, and File Statement of Intent
The goal of the Department of Building and Safety – Code Enforcement Bureau to cure nuisance, problem properties in the City of Los Angeles.
The immediate savings to our client was $18,000.00. The client could have been fined thousands and thousands of dollars in costs, fees and penalties.
The hired LA’s Premier Property Maintenance – LACPP.COM. and saved their money and saved their property.
Let’s take a closer look at the fees, penalties, costs the City of Los Angeles will charge for properties that are not in compliance.
The city has a code violation inspection fee (C.V.I.F.). In addition they have a System Development Surcharge. LAMC Section 98.0421
The City of Los Angeles has the Code Violation Inspection Fee. If the fees are not paid. The late charge is a 50 percent collection fee.
If you fail to comply with the requirements set forth by the Department of Building and Safety – Code Enforcement Bureau. You may be also subject to Criminal Prosecution.
Criminal Prosecution will costs you attorney’s fees, court costs, lost wages and more. You could possibly been sentenced to be incarcerated.
LA’s Premier Property Maintenance – LACPP.COM completed the work for less the approximate cost of $20,000.00. The city is adding on an administrative fee of 40% – $8,000.00.
The City first proposes to board up, fence up, and remove the debris for approximately $28,000.00. The City wants to add an additional fees and costs. The cost to demo the property will be $25,000.00 plus and administrative fee of $10,000.00 – 40%.
If the property owner does not file an approved Statement of Intent… You may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties pursuant to Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 98.0704 and 98.0713
Vacant Structure Penalty Warning – administrative penalty in the the of $1,000.00 PER STRUCTURE PER DAY …
Any Person who violates or causes… is guilty of a misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not then $1000 and or six (6) months imprisonment for EACH violation
Guilty of misdemeanor punishable by fine of not more than $1,000.00 and or 6 months imprisonment FOR EACH VIOLATION Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 11.00(m)
In addition to the C.V.I.F. – Code Violation Inspection Fee Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 98.0411
Failure to pay the Non Compliance Fee … May Result In A Late Charge of Two – 2 times the Non Compliance Fee Plus a 50 Percent Collection Fee
The fees, the charges, the non compliance fees, the penalties can add up very fast. Per Violation, Per Structure, Per Day. The solution is Easy – Contact LACPP.COM.
We are experts when dealing with City of Los Angeles Building and Safety Department – Code of Enforcement Bureau, Department of Building and Safety, Citywide Nuisance Abatement Program.
LA’s Premier Property Maintenance has over 30 years in Los Angeles Real Estate Code Violations Building Violations, Code Enforcement Bureau, Department of Building And Safety.