This historic residential property in Contra Costa County was once the jewel of the neighborhood. However, after years of neglect, it became dilapidated, an eyesore and dangerous. It was known as a hangout for criminal activity and drugs. Inside and under the structure was a literal den of squalor and drugs. The basement walls crumbling, the structural integrity of the building above was falling in on itself.
The wood throughout the entire building was rotting and termite infested. Vandals had broken nearly every window and door. The electrical wires were frayed, exposed, and damaged.
Trash, debris, dead vegetation, and junk was littered through every floor of the building. Plumbing throughout the building was damaged, missing, leaking, and broken. The building was a breeding ground for fungus, mold, mildew, rodents, disease, and illness. Worst of all, among the drug needles, rodent feces and insect infestations, there were diapers – indicators of babies living in such squalor.
Notices by the city been ignored. Silver & Wright assisted the city through the abatement process, ultimately, bringing the owner to the table and obtaining their voluntary compliance.