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would you call the city inspector on your neighbor's illegal remodel?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by aficianado, Jan 31, 2011.

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so, should i call the city inspector?

Poll closed Mar 2, 2011.
  1. yes, we should all follow the rules.

    93 vote(s)
    58.9%
  2. no, let the neighbor be..dont be a snitch.

    65 vote(s)
    41.1%
  1. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado [OP] Well-Known Member

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    what says the crowd? neighbor isnt a dick, but he is very inconsiderate. i once found one of them parked on my lawn. garbage laden front yard.. hangs rugs on our shared fence to dry..etc.

    but this illegal addition to the home is an abomination. huge and ugly. would you release the kraken on them? i would feel bad..
     
  2. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    Unknown

    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    Not my problem
     
  3. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    He parked in ur yard .. Normally I would say no snitchin ..
    If u didn't kick his a$$ for parking on ur lawn and he's making a crapy addition.. Do what u gotta do
     
  4. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    AK27

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    i would call him in, what if he wires his project wrong and it starts a fire? your house could go up with it (if its close).

    not safe for you and your family.
     
  5. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    Blackshirts

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  6. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:51 PM
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    The1youluv2hate

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    We also need pics
     
  7. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Depends , are you getting all your permits for your bathroom reno ?

    If not , Hello Kettle , this is pot , you're black.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:52 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    X2. I totally agree with this statement.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    x3. if his yard is full of trash, i can only assume he will cut corners and hack the remodel together. when it blows up its gonna be in your yard also, next to his car


    getting the inspector and permits is NOT that big of a hassle
     
  10. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    907taco

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    i would definetly call him out on parking on your lawn. the shared fence thing is well "shared", i would accidently knock them over while i was "MOWING" my side of the yard. its your call but safety issues can be ligimate reason for a anoumous call to the proper authorities.......
     
  11. Jan 31, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    sounds like this guy is bringing down the value in the neighborhood, why not just move ?
     
  12. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:01 PM
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    i am pulling a permit on my bathroom. i had a few things done, and so far i am permitted. my last job was some sewer work..the inspector bought off and signed everything.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    aficianado

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    you guys bring up a great point!! if my bathroom starts on time..he is effed. i have inspection early on..and unless the guy is blind, he will see the work nextdoor.
     
  14. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    Burn down his house!
     
  15. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:05 PM
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    I don't know. I want to build a shed. My neighbor is a neighborhood watch queen. She turned in a neighbor for some little "infractions". So I would buy the permit, just to avoid her, my only problem is to build a "shed", and not purchase one I need three certicied copys of a blueprint to turn into city managemant. All I want is a 8x10 shed. I could build one that could withstand a sunami but the city, and my neighbor wants to see a permit. WHY!!!
     
  16. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    What AK27 said. If he isn't nice, and does the stuff you said I would. It could be any neighbor that tells. So it shouldn't come to you.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    AK27

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    not all inspectors are that observant ..... could slightly point it out lol
     
  18. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:09 PM
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    Go ahead and call...if he ever found out it was you though your problems have only begun.
     
  19. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    steve o 77

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    x2 on this

    our DB neighbor turned us in because we built a treehouse without a permit. The village came and shut us down because of a stupid little tree house.

    In your case OP, you might want to try talking to him first? No one likes a snitch but you have to do what you have to do.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2011 at 4:10 PM
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    AK27

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    most cities have an anonymous tip line now, could check out if your city has one
     
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