News Story (Pennsylvania)
April 18, 2019
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Tags: Sheriff's Sales
Organizations mentioned/involved: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia
Now, Cartagena and pro bono legal advocates are arguing that the city and its tax collector never posted notice on the property as required by law — and that Philadelphia Common Pleas Court is not holding sufficient hearings to review whether the city is fulfilling its obligation to notify all interested parties.
If they can get the sale vacated, they’ll argue that the family has the right to own the garden through a rarely invoked law around adverse possession, that says after 21 years of openly squatting on a property, a person can earn the right to own it.