According to The Times Herald, after years of legal wrangling, the six condo owners allowed to take possession of their condos after the condemnation order on 770 Sandy Street was lifted last month are facing more building-related woes.
The owners were scheduled to take over financial responsibilty for the building utilities from the municipality more than a month after they were let back in the building, but scheduling conflicts reportedly kept the two parties from meeting and hashing out the details. The problem now is that there's no condo association in place to handle the fiscal responsibilities or sell the remaining units and convicted builder Bruce Fazio is still the owner.
"The bank has not foreclosed on the 15 units so a majority of the property is owned by Bruce Fazio," condo owner Ryan Schofield told the Herald. "He is not going to make any payments. Six people cannot make up for the costs for 26 units. I do not have the financial ability or the knowledge to run a property."
Lawyers for Norristown say the municipality will not continue to pay for the building's utilities.
"It is inappropriate for Norristown to continue paying the utilities for private residences," said attorney Ken Trujillo, according to the Herald.
Read more about the continuing issues of 770 Sandy Street here.
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- Judge Considers Lifting 770 Sandy Street Condemnation Order
- Prosecutors Seeking Prison Sentence For Sandy Street Developer