The violation existed before I bought the property. Why am I responsible for clearing the violation?

Violations run with the property, not the person who created the violation. If you purchased a property that has violations, you are responsible for abating the violation. This is why it is a good idea to have a house inspection done prior to purchasing a property.

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1. As a new homeowner or tenant, how do I find out what I can or cannot do on my property?
2. Do I have to give my name and telephone number when I call in a complaint?
3. How can I find out who turned me in?
4. How do I report a violation?
5. How much time do I have to clear violations?
6. My neighbors have violations, also. Why aren't you investigating them?
7. The violation existed before I bought the property. Why am I responsible for clearing the violation?
8. What are the regulations for placing trash and recyclable containers out for pick-up?
9. What are the regulations regarding fences?
10. What do I do if I receive a "Citation" or "Stop Work Order" ?
11. What do I need to do to clear the violation?
12. What kind of signs can I use for my business?
13. When can I have a garage / yard sale?