Q: Can my township take my house if I don't replace my wooden siding with vinyl.

2 Lawyer Answers
David Soble
David Soble
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  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Farmington Hills, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: Generally, no, if the reason for their request is because of "blight."

However, if your current home is posing a danger to the public, then they can condemn the property. Hard to know how "siding" can pose a danger to the community.

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi
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  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Fowlerville, MI
  • Licensed in Michigan

A: The MATERIAL the siding is made from doesn't matter, but the condition of the siding may. The township can certainly condemn a dwelling as a 'nuisance' if they have the ordinance power to do so, but simply because there is wood siding is not a 'nuisance' per se and not likely to be the real issue. If you are being threatened you need to talk to a local attorney ASAP to determine what is really going on here!

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