How does your community handle getting paid for the maintenance that you do on code violations (grass cutting, debris removal, etc.) of various properties when people won’t take care of violation notices themselves?
We currently place a lien on the property for fees/fines/labor, which generates a lot of legal paperwork and does not net us cash until the property is sold, at which time the benefit of a lean does kick in because it legally must be resolved before the property can change hands.
We're looking into abandoning this practice and using a 3rd party bill collection company. If you use one, which company is it? How has it worked out for you?