Usually they are fast to respond to code enforcement issues. But other than that, it's usually a crapshoot.There is this property that is close to being condemned. There is a random hobo living in a camper on the 40 acres of the property using it as a dump. There are 80 cubes outside the house and 40 inside. It's pre-foreclosure so they don't want the inside touched but...
There are code enforcement stickers everywhere. The roof is leaking bad. Windows are broken out. The exterior basement door is non-existent. Kitchen wall is missing and leads outside. The bank is going to lose this property to the town all together if they don't get their guys approving this stuff.
Sounds like the lender is just sitting on it until it goes to sale.
We have some bids, for initial mows for example, that the lenders will ignore, even though the grass is overgrown, because it may be cheaper for the township to do a knockdown.