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Owners may defend against building code violations

Vacant buildings can be more than a nuisance, and Chicago authorities make every effort to hold owners accountable for the safety and livability of their buildings. Understandably, if a property is a danger to its residents or others because of building code violations, the owner will likely receive a citation, and fines will begin to accumulate. However, sometimes those violations or dangerous conditions are not within the control of the owner.