You might also want to check on the bankruptcy filing to see what potential claims were listed and whether money posted,if any,was listed on the bankruptcy schedules as property as an initial research step.You can access bankruptcy info through an electronic filing system called PACER which requires registration.Additionally,all bankruptcy attorneys have access.
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Dear Norristown - T he other lawyers make good points - but requirements often vary from state to state, county to county and township to township. You can talk to the planning commission, the building inspector and a private lawyer (perhaps the neighbors can all see the same layer, since there is a shared interest. The main issue is the safety and health of the community. Good luck!