Predatory Development of Heirs' Property

Coastal South Carolina has become a haven for predatory developers who target unsuspecting heirs of generational family-owned property in longstanding minority communities.


A common scheme is that the developer buys a small fraction of family-owned land from an unwary non-resident heir and then as a part-owner, the developer brings legal action to force the sale of the entire parcel at auction. The developer ultimately bids on and acquires all the land for pennies on the dollar and evicts the family members, after which the land is either developed or sold at a huge profit.


We see the spoils of this despicable practice throughout our local community and it continues to this day. The cultural heritage of our local community is quickly disappearing because of it.


Stay tuned. More to come on this subject.






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