NEW YORK (Source: Seattle PI) — A state senator from the Bronx says banks are neglecting homes in foreclosure, leading to dangerous conditions for residents.Jeffrey Klein will release a report Monday that ranks the worst bank-owned properties in New York City. He says banks are ignoring a 2009 law that forced them to maintain properties during foreclosures.

The report comes in the wake of a fatal fire that killed a 12-year-old boy and his parents in a troubled Bronx building last April. Officials said the fire exits in the building had been blocked. The home had been in foreclosure and even city officials struggled to figure out who was responsible for it.

Source: Seattle PI

Published 08:25 p.m., Sunday, July 31, 2011

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