Problem Property Resolution

dirtDo you have a problem property? Slatter Construction is the only contractor in Santa Cruz County with a Problem Property Resolution TeamTM. We can rescue projects and properties that are bogged down in red tape in a timely and cost-effective manner. We’re well experienced in helping owners who have long since thrown up their hands in frustration.

The State of California and Santa Cruz County have overly complex permitting and resolution processes that can make even the most diligent and honest homeowners resign themselves to living in violation. You don’t need to. In our long experience with problem properties, we have come up against all kinds of regulatory challenges – from endangered species, to water problems, to protected historic homes with structural issues.

Slatter can coordinate and implement a solution. Whether you face a local public policy issue, neighborhood issues, or the most complicated bureaucratic issues we can help. We know how to work with the dozens of government agencies who have a voice in permitting, neighborhood groups and interested non-profits. We know how to create a solution and gain buy-in from interested parties. Slatter Construction has established relationships with reputable specialists around the Bay Area who will do their part to devise a resolution that is acceptable to all the stakeholders—and manageable for the owner.

The solution lies in our approach. The first step is to thoroughly understand the problem, or variety of problems, at the property. Next, Slatter’s Resolution Team Coordinator will work with specialists and the owner to develop a conceptual resolution plan, which is presented to the relevant permitting and approval agencies to refine the approach and gain approval. The key element is to get the various regulatory agencies to meet among themselves and sign off on a solution. If there are other interest groups, this is the phase where we communicate with them. In the final steps we’ll help you to put together funding sources and implement a timely resolution.

Problem Property Resolution Example: Rusty’s Retreat

rustysretreatphotoPerched atop the hills of the Zayante Valley lies an Esalen-like sanctuary that rivals the tranquil, natural setting of Big Sur itself, yet is only minutes from Santa Cruz.

Lovingly restored by a dedicated team of professionals, this residential property heralds a new innovative approach to real estate, where all net proceeds from the sale will be distributed to local charities including Jacobs Heart, The Boys and Girls Club of the Valleys and the anti-gang suppression programs BASTA and PRIDE in Santa Cruz.

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