Health and Safety Hazards

VA Debris Removal

b. Debris Removal. Generally, cleanup of the property or removal of debris will be the responsibility of VA, once custody of the property is transferred following a foreclosure sale or deed-in-lieu. However, holders are required to remove unhealthy or hazardous materials from the exterior and interior of properties prior to transferring custody of vacant properties and must adhere to the local municipal health and safety requirements regarding the proper disposal of said materials. For clarification, examples of health and safety hazards include, but are not limited to, highly flammable chemicals, decaying food or other organic matter, dead animals, broken glass or other sharp objects, and large quantities of paint or paint products. Continue Reading

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