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Old 01-03-2015, 11:24 PM
 
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I live in a duplex in NE Dallas with a family that live next door that i think is running a car lot, and the cars are parked in front of my house. There is always at least 4 cars parked up and down the street that belong to him. He will work on the cars right in front of my house and all the grass between the sidewalk and curb is gone. I have tryed planting grass in that area and even talked to him but nothing much have changed. Please give some ideas
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Old 01-03-2015, 11:41 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I live in a duplex in NE Dallas with a family that live next door that i think is running a car lot, and the cars are parked in front of my house. There is always at least 4 cars parked up and down the street that belong to him. He will work on the cars right in front of my house and all the grass between the sidewalk and curb is gone. I have tryed planting grass in that area and even talked to him but nothing much have changed. Please give some ideas
Google Dallas code enforcement and figure out if it's a code violation. If it is, report it.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:20 AM
 
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Plant something with thorns. Some dwarf hollies maybe.
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Old 01-04-2015, 08:32 AM
 
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I would add cactus and those little white rocks. Make it uncomfortable for him.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:26 PM
 
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Default Rocks

In my neighborhood almost all houses at the corner of the driveways have these big boulders. But I always wondered if any driver crashes on the rocks, if the home owner is responsible for the damages since it is in their property. Look at the attachment
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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To the OP - Is the townhome part of an HOA? I would check the by laws or ask the owner to check (if you rent). As a homeowner, I would not be happy if all of the grass was gone, plus the nuisance of the cars.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:14 AM
 
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Download the City of Dallas 311 app, snap of picture of the offense and report it- every single time.
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Old 01-05-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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Hopefully you don't own the duplex and are only renting? If so plan to move since anything you do to try stopping it might wind up angering the other side resident. That can make for some terrible times for you. If you do only rent then when you do move make sure you tell the landlord the reason why.

If you own the other half of the duplex then you have much bigger issues if the other person also owns. If they only rent then you should discuss the issue with their landlord. If that does not work then by all means contact the City to investigate. I would seriously doubt that type of business would be allowed under those circumstances.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Lancaster, TX
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Since the nice neighborly approach didn't work, its time to get the city involved. If I was in your situation, code enforcement (or any other city department responsible) would be hearing from me regularly until I saw evidence that the issues were being addressed to some degree. No one should tolerate the destruction of property by someone else, even if it is just grass, or have a makeshift auto shop operating in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Are any your other neighbors encountering the same problems? If so, urge them to report it too. You definitely have to remain persistent and raise a little hell if the situation isn't handled promptly, but you are in the right on this one.

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Download the City of Dallas 311 app, snap of picture of the offense and report it- every single time.
Agree 100%
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:33 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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Although it is public access I believe that cars have to move at least every 24 hours. Before you sick code enforcement make sure your house is in order cause they like to write tickets. I got one for my neighbors trash in front of my house and have to go to hearing or pay 259 dollar fine. I have also gotten a ticket cause my tree was not 15 feet above the street and also one for parking a car on grass behind my house.
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