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Old 09-11-2010, 03:29 PM   #21
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Although the tenants were "out" and handed back the keys, they've been returning at night every few nights -- I think they are still getting stuff out. There was a LOT of pot growing things around. I stuck my head in the back house (the sliding door was open), and the smell was awful.

Anyway, I talked with the owner today as he was surveying the damage. He says that he is considering "giving it back to the bank." There was a reverse mortgage, and a lot is owed. It's a real mess, and hopefully it will be vacant for a while.

I'm not going to blow the whistle at this point based on the advice above. Thanks for the tips.

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Old 09-12-2010, 04:17 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by Cattusbabe View Post
High fence? Worked for my parents trashy neighbor issue.
There are regulations on fence height in most places in California...a high one would invite poor ol' T-Al's nasty neighbor to call the code cops on him...


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Old 09-13-2010, 02:19 PM   #23
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I first taught Code enforcement in 1975 and wrote my first code manual in 1974. We trained people that if you get a report of a non life threatening violation e.g. unlawful MIL suite, you do an "eyeball check" of the whole neighborhood. You hand out a few flyers saying that a "periodic inspection" was coming. You then wait 3 days and send in the inspectors. You never say you got a report, its always a routine periodic check. You get much better cooperation. All violations you note go in the record and areused in the future to justify "periodic" inspections. Serious safety hazards, are of course a different item.
Oh, and you book "investigatory reports" not complaints.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:42 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Ed_The_Gypsy View Post
I would let it go. Like NW Landlady says, he will know who turned him in. It is his property anyway.

If it really bothers you, confront him. Tell him your concerns and ask him what his plans are. Try to negotiate, but if you don't like those plans, tell him that you plan to turn him in. Why not be up front if he will know anyway?

I have to ditto this by Ed the Gypsy. I tend to agree with his thinking here totally.
Thru life I've found it's just easier on my nerves if I don't avoid confrontations and am upfront about how I feel about issues. Just IMHO.

Please consider adopting a rescue animal. So very many need a furr-ever home and someone to love them! And if we all spay/neuter our pets there won't be an overpopulation to put to death.
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