Hoarding: steps to take if a hoarder is living near you

Joe Wloszek_8x10@300Joe Wloszek, an attorney in our Livonia office, recently wrote an article on hoarding and some practical steps condominium associations or property managers may take should they be faced with a hoarding issue.  The article was published in the Michigan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute’s publication Community Association News.

In “Hoarding” Mr. Wloszek examines compulsive hoarding, which is a repeated pattern of behavior of acquiring large quantities of materials or objects coupled with the inability or unwillingness to discard those materials or objects.  He discusses some practical steps associations can take when learning of a hoarder, including contacting the association’s board of directors and/or property manager in writing and contacting local public officials, such as police, fire department, and/or health officials.  If those options don’t work, Mr. Wloszek outlines a variety of legal options that can be taken.

Mr. Wloszek focuses his practice on dispute avoidance, condominium law, commercial litigation, commercial real estate, large contractual disputes, and title litigation.  He may be reached at (734) 261-2400 or jwloszek@cmda-law.com.