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Old 01-09-2013, 08:09 AM
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The basics. We live in a nice neighborhood of older homes that range from 200-500k, typical suburbia. Older residents, families, doctors, dentists - typical professional suburban development.

Except for the guy directly across the street. Momma rents the house, he lives there. No job, no life to speak of, no car - he's 55 and able bodied. Momma is about 80 - does all the outside work & lawn care.

This 'kid" has other 50+ year old loosers hanging around/living there and over the past year there's been 3 fist fights in the middle of the night, cops about 2x per month, a kid living there with him that went nuts and had to be removed...

The house is dumpy and now the place is littered with old crappy cars.

His stupid little dog runs free and poops all over, his cats do the same. Now they have some form of 70# bull terrier running around unsupervised (I have 3 little kids)

Every morning for the past 4-5 weeks I walk out front to see 2 old Chevy POS's parked 1/2 way on the front lawn and a pile of trash in the driveway. THESE cars are going to be the end of ME>

I am at the end of my rope and just want to walk across the street and start slapping some sense into the guy - I know that wont end well, but I am at my wits end...

Where to go/what to do...??...
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...And this is why there are HOAs.

All you can do is become friendly with your local code enforcement officer. Or try to contact the owner and let him know they're running his property into the ground.
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Start listing all his stuff on craigslist in the free section, curbside pick up.
I know it is junk but maybe metal scrapers will come to tow the cars and take the other junk away.
If nothing else it will keep him busy.



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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
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All you can do is become friendly with your local code enforcement officer..

Are you able to contact the landlord about their property? Know anybody that might want to rent that house so the landlord can tell them to get lost?
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Originally Posted by Flot View Post
...And this is why there are HOAs.

All you can do is become friendly with your local code enforcement officer. Or try to contact the owner and let him know they're running his property into the ground.
Property owner could care less - he wont spend a dime to repair the place...

HOA is not super power hungry,they will send multiple warning letters and the fines are small.
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The basics. We live in a nice neighborhood of older homes that range from 200-500k, typical suburbia. Older residents, families, doctors, dentists - typical professional suburban development.

Except for the guy directly across the street. Momma rents the house, he lives there. No job, no life to speak of, no car - he's 55 and able bodied. Momma is about 80 - does all the outside work & lawn care.

This 'kid" has other 50+ year old loosers hanging around/living there and over the past year there's been 3 fist fights in the middle of the night, cops about 2x per month, a kid living there with him that went nuts and had to be removed...

The house is dumpy and now the place is littered with old crappy cars.

His stupid little dog runs free and poops all over, his cats do the same. Now they have some form of 70# bull terrier running around unsupervised (I have 3 little kids)

Every morning for the past 4-5 weeks I walk out front to see 2 old Chevy POS's parked 1/2 way on the front lawn and a pile of trash in the driveway. THESE cars are going to be the end of ME>

I am at the end of my rope and just want to walk across the street and start slapping some sense into the guy - I know that wont end well, but I am at my wits end...

Where to go/what to do...??...
Please get some pictures I have got to see this! I picture the Southern Comfort guy walking out of this house to grab the morning paper or an uncle Eddy character.


You probably feel like calling in an air strike and having that place bombed.
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Are you able to contact the landlord about their property? Know anybody that might want to rent that house so the landlord can tell them to get lost?
The area has a waiting list for renters to get in - and the rents are typically 2k+. But the landlord is a slumlord of sorts.
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Originally Posted by 240 LTS View Post
Start listing all his stuff on craigslist in the free section, curbside pick up.
I know it is junk but maybe metal scrapers will come to tow the cars and take the other junk away.
If nothing else it will keep him busy.



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Ya. We need pics.
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Ya. We need pics.
HAHA perfect timing Nate.
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Pics are not that good. Just an ole S10 pickup - bondo, 3 different colors and a missing headlight, and a dented up S10 Blazer - parked there day after day after day after day after day... the trash comes and goes. The house is brick and will look ok no matter what...
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Are these abandoned cars? if so call the city, and keep calling them. I will go out on a limb here and bet there is some drug use and drug sales going on. I feel your pain, we had the same thing a few years ago in our new subdivision. An 18 year old kid bought the house 2 doors down from us, and paid $381,000 cash, his father died and left him lots. Within weeks there was a steady stream of cars coming and going, some of his buddies moved in. But most of the traffic was people stopping for drugs. The ass holes would park in front of my house at night to party. I would wake up the next day to beer cans and cigarette butts all in front of my house. Every night I would shovel them up and deposit them on their door step. We set up video cameras and recorded the action and gave it to the local police, a month latter my wife called me at work to say a SWAT team just busted their front door down and took away 4 kids in handcuffs.. After that is was much quieter for years. The kid just lost the house to foreclosure a few months back. Talk to your neighbors and see what their position is? Have them call the cops also. Sooner or latter the cops will get tired of dealing with scumbags like that. Try to be patient but persistent, and document the problems.
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Plant drugs in the cars or on the front porch and call the cops when the neighbors find it, Bye, Bye.
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The sad truth is there is a scumbag neighbor in every neighborhood no matter if the homes are worth 10 grand or a million bucks. Renters are the worst kind because they simply don't care about the property or their neighbors because they are only temporary residents. I had a problem with the renter neighbors next door to me for years. Luckily the owners of the home lived right next door.

Complain to the owners of the property every time there is even the littlest disturbance. They will get tired of the complaints and kick the renters out. Also call the police for these same disturbances.

I know your neighborhood (like mine) probably has no HOA. But the city certainly has code enforcement. Do some research on what the codes are and call the city to report every single code violation. This will be a fine to the owners, not the renters and will force the owners to take action.
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Talk you out of it?

Shit, I want you video the event and post it up.



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jug, call north charlesdton code enforcement, they will take care of it
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jug, call north charlesdton code enforcement, they will take care of it
We are Summerville, they probably have the same thing. I will call...
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Code enforcement should be able to take care of the issue's.
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Are these abandoned cars? if so call the city, and keep calling them. I will go out on a limb here and bet there is some drug use and drug sales going on. I feel your pain, we had the same thing a few years ago in our new subdivision. An 18 year old kid bought the house 2 doors down from us, and paid $381,000 cash, his father died and left him lots. Within weeks there was a steady stream of cars coming and going, some of his buddies moved in. But most of the traffic was people stopping for drugs. The ass holes would park in front of my house at night to party. I would wake up the next day to beer cans and cigarette butts all in front of my house. Every night I would shovel them up and deposit them on their door step. We set up video cameras and recorded the action and gave it to the local police, a month latter my wife called me at work to say a SWAT team just busted their front door down and took away 4 kids in handcuffs.. After that is was much quieter for years. The kid just lost the house to foreclosure a few months back. Talk to your neighbors and see what their position is? Have them call the cops also. Sooner or latter the cops will get tired of dealing with scumbags like that. Try to be patient but persistent, and document the problems.
I suspect a small amount of drug traffic - small amount.

The cars are functioning and being used. Next month it will be a differnent set of cars.

I know the guy, talk to the guy, he helps out people in the neighborhood fixing stuff - he typically listens and even comes over to apologize if they messed up late at night, but its the same thing over and over.


I am used to dealing with this crap, I grew up in a shithole full of morons. We had a way of handling things... but I didn't have kids or anything of value to worry about. Dude is home all day, he knows when people are gone, he knows what people have... I could go bicth slap him, then have all my stuff stolen/busted up when we are away.
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Why is it anyones business what somone else chooses to do with thier property? Sorry but that sort of thing has always bothered me and I do realize I am in the minority.
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