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Condemnations

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This fact sheet is for tenants whose apartment has been posted with a condemnation notice because of repair problems, a lack of utilities or other health dangers. In some cities, another reason for a condemnation notice is if the landlord does not have a rental license. Sometimes the notices say, “Intent to Condemn” or Do Not Occupy.”

The condemnation notice has a vacate (move-out) date on it. Unless the condemnation is stopped, you must move out by the date, or the police can remove you. You can call the city inspector to ask for more time, but they do not have to give it to you.