In 2009, Berea City Council passed legislation requiring Foreclosing Entities to register with the City any abandoned properties that are either in foreclosure or have been sold at a Sheriff’s Sale.
This legislation was passed to protect residents from neighborhood decline, unattractive public nuisances, lower property values, and to discourage potential buyers from purchasing homes adjacent to, or in neighborhoods with vacant abandoned residences.
In 2007, Berea City Council passed legislation requiring those filing a foreclosure complaint against residential property to notify the City of Berea of the filing of the foreclosure complaint.
This notification shall be on a form created by the City and shall be accompanied by a fee. Those filing the foreclosure complaint shall also indicate whether the residential property is currently occupied.
If the residential property is not occupied, notice of who will maintain the residential property is also required. If the property is in foreclosure and is not occupied, it must also be registered as an Abandoned Property with the City of Berea.