WASHINGTON — The owner of a vacant house in Washington State is suing the city of Seattle, claiming the city failed to properly report her property for potential sale.
The property is in an industrial area of Seattle and the city has no way to sell it.
She has spent years collecting funds from the city to keep it in the neighborhood and said the property could fetch up to $150,000 on the open market.
The city says the owner has filed an affidavit with the Washington state Department of Revenue saying she does not have any financial interest in the property.
The owner says she wants the property transferred to the city so she can live in it.
Her attorney, Mark O’Connor, said she is frustrated with the city’s inaction.
He said the city is not required to report the properties’ value to the state.