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Old 09-21-19, 02:27 PM
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Business neighbors are as bad as any other neighbors

I went to my shop today, and noticed the exterior back door was not locked. I also noticed that there was a big freaking hole in the back door of the shop next to mine.
Peeking through the hole, I saw a few items inside, and wondered if the previous tenant had left stuff behind, and tried to get at it after the locks were changed.

Nope. It was worse than that.

I went ahead and stuck my hand through the hole and opened the door, because I'm nosy like that, and found tools and things. Not stuff someone breaking in would have left behind.

So, I called the property manager, and told her what was going on. I wanted to send her pictures, but she doesn't have a smart phone.

She called me back in a few minutes and said she had spoken to the new tenant and he said he had forgotten his key, so had broken out the deadbolt, and that he promised to fix the door sometime in the next few days.

I told her it was more than that, and she needed to come down here and have a look.

The guy claims to be a "jeweler", but it looks more like he's doing metalsmithing. The building is not equipped for that.

Here's the visuals:







And this last one, the one that makes my hair stand up and me want to move to another location immediately.




He's running an electric forge off of that.



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I suspect the schizophrenic hoarder in the end unit is the one that left the security door unlocked, she has done that before.

Funny thing, new tenant had locked his broken door.
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Notice the 2nd pic...the 2 bombs (missiles) at the back.

You did the right thing. Hopefully he will be brought to justice!
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Technically, it's only one bomb, it's just in two parts.
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Holly crap,so many red flags.

Forgotten his key and destroyed a door on a place that he does not own. I would have called the police for possible breaking and entering.
I did construction for many years, and never seen electric breakers used illegal and danger as hell as shown.
Believe those are welding tanks,but they need to be secured.
I doubt this clown has any work permits.

Someone needs to be called building department, fire dept or ? Before this idiot starts a fire.
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Technically, it's only one bomb, it's just in two parts.
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There will be blood. Or ashes. Whatever the case, this won’t end well.
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I don't know who is vetting new tenants, but it's not who checked me when I moved in about five years ago. I had to show a business license, and proof of liability insurance. The place has really gotten cheesy.
The "invisible engineer" moved in about the same time I did, the other spaces have had a lot of turnover.
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I should update that map. The "ladies" restroom does have tp in it on Saturdays, when housekeeping has come. And, now that the kickboxing school has moved out, it lasts almost all week.
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Old 09-21-19, 04:37 PM
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Die in a fire? The tenant / landlord laws pretty much favor the tenant everywhere. She'll have a hard time evicting that guy, since she allowed him to move in.

Neighbors of all types truly suck, are entitled, take a mile when given an inch, and make life miserable for everyone but themselves.

I shall be on a crusade to find a home in the future where the nearest neighbors are at least 1/4 mile away, preferably a mile or more distant.
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Die in a fire? The tenant / landlord laws pretty much favor the tenant everywhere. She'll have a hard time evicting that guy, since she allowed him to move in.

Neighbors of all types truly suck, are entitled, take a mile when given an inch, and make life miserable for everyone but themselves.

I shall be on a crusade to find a home in the future where the nearest neighbors are at least 1/4 mile away, preferably a mile or more distant.
You do realize, Zyzzle, that you too are somebody’s neighbor, right?
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I shall be on a crusade to find a home in the future where the nearest neighbors are at least 1/4 mile away, preferably a mile or more distant.
Sadly, the best location for a business is near other businesses.

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The "invisible engineer" moved in about the same time I did, the other spaces have had a lot of turnover.

Exactly how do you know that? Are you sure?
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You do realize, Zyzzle, that you too are somebody’s neighbor, right?
I do, of course, and I really am respectful, quiet as a church mouse, actually keep my property up, don't have loud dogs or motorcycles, do not have screaming rugrats (who climb roofs at night!), don't come and go at all hours of the night, use my garage as a garage should be used (park cars. not stuff!), etc.

I'm merely stating facts, I behave as I should like others to behave. I'm a model neighbor. No bother to anybody, and just want peace and quiet. I would challenge that most folks would say they;d desire very much to have me as their neighbor.
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Sadly, the best location for a business is near other businesses.
I thought that's why zoning laws exist in most cities. Or am I missing something? You can't just set up a business in a residential district, and vice versa, or so I thought.
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Houston has no zoning. You will find that businesses still clump together, although there are occasional small businesses set up in houses in residential areas.
It's just a fact of marketing that people like to group their errands, and are more likely to stop at your shop if there is something else they want to do nearby.

That's why you see nail salons and payday loan places near dollar stores.

When I moved into this building, other tenants were the YWCA offices, a holistic massage therapist, and a gift shop. I wouldn't even consider it now.
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Houston has no zoning. You will find that businesses still clump together, although there are occasional small businesses set up in houses in residential areas.
It's just a fact of marketing that people like to group their errands, and are more likely to stop at your shop if there is something else they want to do nearby.

That's why you see nail salons and payday loan places near dollar stores.

When I moved into this building, other tenants were the YWCA offices, a holistic massage therapist, and a gift shop. I wouldn't even consider it now.
This is kind of fascinating. Do people who shop at dollar stores really get professional manicures?
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Not "manicures" so much as "fancy nails".
Go to a dollar store, and look around. You'll see a lot of fancy nails. Also a lot of tattoos.
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I won’t go into details. But the title is right. Many (most?) small business owners are an unprofessional mess. They have a hard time surviving and get desperate. I suspect a lot of people open their own business because they are otherwise unemployable (often times due to addiction).
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Withhold rent until they address your concerns.
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I don't know who is vetting new tenants, but it's not who checked me when I moved in about five years ago. I had to show a business license, and proof of liability insurance. The place has really gotten cheesy.
The "invisible engineer" moved in about the same time I did, the other spaces have had a lot of turnover.
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Houston has no zoning.
Wait, you guys left Albuquerque?
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Wait, you guys left Albuquerque?
I was gonna ask the same thing.
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Withhold rent until they address your concerns.
They'd kick her out and she'd have no recourse. Might even be what is preferred, depending on the owner.

But what she could do, is make note of her expenses and file a retro lawsuit later if gets legal and she could have her past rent comped or a portion of it.
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Wait, you guys left Albuquerque?
We're back.

No, I was just using Houston as an example of why zoning isn't really needed in a city. Albuquerque has zoning, but isn't terribly strict about it. If you have hazardous manufacturing in a residential area, though, they'll slap you down. I'll be checking to see if the building is still there tomorrow.
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