What's a Receiver

Below, you'll find helpful tools and links for understanding both the receivership process as a whole and various elements within.

  • What’s a Receiver?

    A Health and Safety receivership is a dramatic, immediate, comprehensive, and systematic tool that ends the issues with slum housing and problem properties without any costs to the referring agency or government. Receiverships are a dramatic mechanism which communicates to neighbors and surrounding communities that the city/county/agency is taking concrete steps to remedy the problem…

  • Benefits of a Receivership

    Orders to vacate must come from the court. This directive greatly reduces local enforcement agency exposure to potential negative publicity as well as liability that can accompany forced relocation and takeover of private property. The Health & Safety Code does not require the filing of a civil complaint. It authorizes the ex parte appointment of…

  • In the News

    July 2015, Fox KTVU The owner of Oakland’s Empyrean Towers relinquishes control to CRG and agrees to pay for significant repairs. KTVU – July 2015, Fox KTVU CRG takes control over Oakland’s notorious Empyrean Towers:KTVU – July 2015, The Press Democrat The City of Ukiah intends to begin the receivership process for the historic Palace…

  • Receivership FAQs

    Who Can Ask the Superior Court to Appoint a Health & Safety Receiver Over Property? (1)Local Enforcement Agency; (2) Tenant; (3) Tenant Association or Organization (Cal. H&S 17980.7(c)). What is the Legal Authority to Petition for the Receiver’s Appointment on an Ex Parte Basis? Rules 3.1175 through 3.1184 of the California Rules of Court outline…

  • The Receivership Process

    The Receivership Process: It’s Easier Than You Think! Once the receiver is appointed by the court, the city’s work ends. From that point forward it’s all up to the receiver and the court (the city of course has as much input as is desired on the receiver’s plan before the court approves it). The receiver’s…