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Added Nov 09 2017

The older, single woman living in the house next door to us has been repeatedly reporting our house to various city agencies, complaining of rodents (rats, which live in HER yard), "trash" in our yard, building code violations. We have had our yard inspected repeatedly with no violations. Can she be reported for harassment?

  • robin in WRP I support a 28th Amendment 4Free & Fair Elections!

    I think that's something to discuss with an attorney

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    I would first try your alderman's office. Maybe they can send her a letter to the effect that your yard was inspected and NO violations were found, rats or trash. Perhaps she will stop. I assure you the city will get tried of her constant whining and complaining about your yard. Does she know she herself has the rat problem? Can you see rat holes in her yard etc? Take pics of them to show the alderman. Sad reality she sounds like the nut job that lives next door to us. UGH!!!!!! If the alderman can't help then maybe it's to consult an attorney like Robin wrote. Good luck. I know all to well about neighbor's who refuse to take care of their own property. All to well....

  • Joe 35-year resident

    You need to sue the person through civil court.

  • Or just...I don't know...go to her and tell her to stop.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    Joe..... lengthy and costly process.....sad reality... and could just fuel more animosity...

  • My questing for you would be why. What is the root of the problem? Seems like she has a vendetta

  • RaleighsMa Not fauxraged but may contain typos.

    It'll run it course. The departments will see a pattern develop and stop responding to her. Contacting the Alderman's office as well as the main departments that are her favorites to explain your circumstance may expedite things toward some peace and quiet.

    I had to call out the Streets & Sans Supervisor for my neighborhood to put to bed once and for all that our fence on the alley wasn't a problem for traffic (since it was my neighbor's one and only pressing issue, apparently). As soon as he met me in the alley, he pointed to the house with the old lady in it who was causing the huff and said he remembered her from 15 years earlier when she was causing a condo development headaches and calling all the time. He gave me his direct number and said to call if I ever had an issue. They've never been back out since.

  • emj1900 bp lifer

    what's the saying....those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones? I think every block has one...... Scott and I just so happen to live next door to ours...lol...

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