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How can I claim an unclaimed AND abandoned property (home) in Maryland?

Riverdale, MD |

I see a home hat has been abandoned for years and has been uninhabited. I would like to move in. What are the steps I need to take to do this?

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Just because a property is uninhabited doesn't give you any rights to it. There are many situations in which a property may appear abandoned. 20 years ago I handled an estate and distributed the family home to the heirs who promptly sold it to a bank. That home has been unoccupied and boarded up for over 18 years. But, it is still owned by the successor to the bank.

If you are interested in trying to make a deal to buy the property, go online and find out who owns it and contact them.

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