I recently completed a house renovation flip in Baltimore city. However, I received a citation from the city about non registration of my property which came as a shock to me. I was under the assumption that only rentals needed to be registered and that flips were exempt from this rule?
The fine is $500 and I find it rather on the high side. What are my options? I am thinking of requesting a hearing. What is the best way to fight this citation or reduce the citation fee? Please help!
Yikes! You definitely are tagging and asking the right guys with Ian and Ned. I am starting my first flip on July 15 and def want to know the answer to this question. I wish you the best of luck!
All properties that are not owner occupied must be registered with the city within 10 days of purchasing the property in Baltimore City. If i were you, I'd tell the city that you were ignorant of the law and see if they could cut you a break. Also, stop using crappy contractors that don't know the laws in the city, gonna get you into a lot more trouble than just a $500 dollar fine.