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Podcast: Taking deadbeat property owners to task

On this week's IOM podcast, city services reporter Juliana Reyes explains to Doron Taussig what the city will do to him if he a) ignore code violations, b) doesn't pay his property taxes and c) doesn't pay his water bill — and why he might be able to get away with all three.

Podcast: Taking deadbeat property owners to task

A few abandoned homes in North Philadelphia
A few abandoned homes in North Philadelphia Dan Loh

On this week's IOM podcast, city services reporter Juliana Reyes explains to Doron Taussig what the city will do to him if he a) ignore code violations, b) doesn't pay his property taxes and c) doesn't pay his water bill — and why he might be able to get away with all three.

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