Confusion surrounds who now owns the grade II-listed historic pier in Colwyn Bay.
It has been closed since its owner was made bankrupt in July 2008, and it came under the control of a trustee in bankruptcy.
The trustee has now formally given up any interest in the pier because its condition is getting worse.
The pier's former owner, Steve Hunt, said he believed the pier should now come back to him.
Victoria Pier was opened in June 1900, and over the years has hosted performances from artists as diverse as Morecambe and Wise, Harry Secombe and Elvis Costello.
But very little maintenance has been done in the last three years since Mr Hunt was made bankrupt in a dispute with Conwy council over unpaid business rates and council tax.
On 4 August 2011, a panel of the decking broke off and fell onto the promenade.