When I bought our property in Illinois it had a swimming pool and deck since then the pool got a hole in it and I didn't replace it, also the deck was falling apart and I tore it down. Am I responsible for these since time and the act of nature was due to the elimination of these items?
2 Answers from Attorneys
Responsible in what sense? You probably own these items as fixtures on your property. If they no longer function, then you cannot use them. But you don't owe anything to third parties.
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It is not clear what you are asking. If you own the property and you no longer want these things, whether it is because of their condition or another reason, you can get rid of them. The only thing I can see as an issue is whether the removal has created a code compliance issue. For example, you probably cannot leave a door of any kind that used to open onto the deck and now has a four-foot drop. I assume you cannot leave a hole in the ground from the pool. ...