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Old 06-13-2008, 03:57 PM
 
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Default Illegal Conversion Apartments

About a month ago, the city inspectors where here
and wanted to inspect the basement (where I live)
because of complaints.

Does anybody know how long before they will "break the door down"
so they can do the inspection?

I was just told that it takes a long time for the city to
get a warrant (or whatever it's called) to come and bust the door down.

Does anyone know anything about this and what will happen next?
How long do I have before I should consider getting out of here?
I would really like to stay here another 6 months. thanks
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:15 AM
 
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Inspectors act on complaints. They make a first visit and if they do not gain access, they leave a note on the door stating the date of their next visit. After the 2nd visit if they do not gain access, the file is closed. Make sure not to give them access. From what I gather, they are trying to get the courts to give them greater powers.
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Old 08-24-2009, 02:37 PM
 
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+1. Exactly as DADA JUCE said.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:11 PM
 
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I could only imagine the amount of buildings that would be shut down if city inspectors had more power to do their jobs. I'm sure people will complain about getting kicked out of their apartments, but how many buildings do we need to collapse before we reform the buildings department and give them more power to force inspections and make sure that the city's buildings and infrastructure remain safe?
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:42 AM
 
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However, if the inspector has just cause to believe there is an illegal unit in the building, they can easily get a warrant - and they are highly motivated to do so! The trouble with anonymous tips is that they are not just cause. BUT, what if the person who filed the report had photo evidence? What if there was evidence of the illegal unit in plain view to the inspector at the front door? What if you take the tenant to court and the tenant uses the existence of an illegal unit as part of their argument? In all these cases, the inspectors will have a warrant within 24hours.
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