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Old 07-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #21
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The landlord came to inspect, but parts of the house were locked and "they couldn't find the key." They've been served with the eviction notice, and said they would be leaving.
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Wow! What a story TromboneAl! So - I guess if a renting neighbor has dogs that bark all the time, the dogs might really be grow house security.

Must be pretty common in Humboldt County.

I am so glad for you that they are gone, and the dogs are gone. And thankful that you didn't have any damage to your place.

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They've been served with the eviction notice, and said they would be leaving.
Two questions:

How long before they are actually gone?
Will you post some photos of them loading up?
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Two questions:

How long before they are actually gone?
They have 30 days. I spoke with one of the guys (renter) briefly (as he was driving out in pickup with garbage bags as we were having a conference in the driveway).

I said "You know you can't grow dope with a 215 card if the property is a rental."

He said "It doesn't matter because we're leaving within a month."

I said "You know, you might want to leave sooner, because things are happening..."

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Well, I think we should all join together and wish T-Al's soon to be former neighbors an old fashioned ER farewell...

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There are two other suspected grow houses in the area now, and I'm going to see what can be done to shut them down.
Eliminating the competition huh?

Just kidding. Glad the dogs won't bother you anymore.
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Eliminating the competition huh? ;)
Just kidding. Glad the dogs won't bother you anymore.
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They are gone now!

They were supposed to be gone by the first, but stayed a few days longer. That last month was bad. Both my neighbor and I received somewhat threatening visits, and every third night or so we were awakened in the middle of the night by the dogs or comings and goings.

It's worrisome how easily a nice quiet neighborhood feel can be ruined.
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That last month was bad. Both my neighbor and I received somewhat threatening visits,...
What constitutes a "somewhat threatening visit"?

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Quick update: The neighbor (homeowner) has done some cleanup, and has decided to let the bank have the house.

What do you think the bank will do? That is, fix it up and sell it now, or wait until the market improves?
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Quick update: The neighbor (homeowner) has done some cleanup, and has decided to let the bank have the house.

What do you think the bank will do? That is, fix it up and sell it now, or wait until the market improves?
Operate it as a meth lab.
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Operate it as a meth lab.


Maybe, but I think they'll set it cheap as is.
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will be tough to sell as is unless the buyer pays cash.

Once a house is tagged a grow house it is tough to get a mortgage because insurance companies won't insure it until the issues (mold, electrical changes that violate code) have been remediated.
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will be tough to sell as is unless the buyer pays cash.

Once a house is tagged a grow house it is tough to get a mortgage because insurance companies won't insure it until the issues (mold, electrical changes that violate code) have been remediated.
How does a house get tagged?

The other issue is that the mother-in-law cottage in the back was built without a permit.

Of course we'd love it if it sat vacant for years. Every recession has a silver lining.
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or you could drive this thru the house, that'd pretty much eliminate the problem!

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sorry my prior post failed to include the picture.

try driving this thru the house, that outta solve the problem, eh?

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How does a house get tagged?
It'd only get tagged if an insurance claim had been filed, or if the house figured prominently in a criminal case (such as being confiscated as part of a drug prosecution). I think it's difficult to get "tagged" in the latter, although by the rules the seller should include the disclosure from hell as part of the transaction.

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Of course we'd love it if it sat vacant for years. Every recession has a silver lining.
You mean as a shelter for vagrants, unruly teens, and meth producers?

The neighbors across our cul-de-sac moved to his employer's Japan branch the weekend we moved in (over a decade ago). They turned their property management over to a local church which uses it for committee/group meetings, short-term lodging for guests/speakers, and a rectory for an occasional contract employee. Whatever cash flow exists probably pays the property taxes.

When it's occupied, life is good. (The current tenant runs their youth group and is an excellent musician, so we get free concerts on weekday late mornings/early afternoons.) We generally meet interesting people and get invited over for the occasional talk-story or potluck. The religious aspect isn't an issue, although the occasional "Hallelujah!" has been known to break out after an exceptionally fervent witness.

When it's vacant there are perpetual problems with its alarm system going off, water sprinklers breaking and exterior water valves being left running, neighborhood teens using the property (well, actually using each other, but on the property), and last week's trash attracting this week's rodents. I can only imagine how bad things would get if the property was effectively abandoned.

So if the next-door house is not going to be properly cared for (including remediating the permit problems) then perhaps your neighbor could consider donating the property to a local church or other religious/civic organization. Even a teardown/vacant lot would be preferable to a derelict shelter.

I'm surprised you & Lena haven't contemplated a little entrepreneurial property development & landlording... think of the Adsense revenue your blog could generate!
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Busted!

The guy who was growing at this house was busted yesterday at another grow house!
Inside the residence, officers reported locating more than 800 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, more than 70 pounds of processed marijuana in various stages of drying, psilocybin mushrooms, one high-powered rifle and nearly $5,000 in cash.

City building officials responded to the scene due to unpermitted modifications and hazardous conditions in the electrical wiring.
He was arrested on four drug-related charges, and is being held without bail.

Book him, Danno!
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Dang! So glad he's away from you and Lena.
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