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Are my neighbors putting my family at risk by renting two illegal apartments in their house to out of state people they know nothing about?

my neighbors have 2 apartments in their home..this is illegal ,against codes ect. it hasnt bothered me much,with the exception of one ringing my door bell at 3 am. and another dumping an old sofa on my front lawn. i asked the neighbor how she finds the tenants because i noticed they always have out of state plates. she told me Craigslist. i asked if she checks into them,she said no..they never stay too long because her property is a mess, rodents ect...and she has 4 kids,too noisy. with this constant turnover of tenants she knows nothing about i am wondering if it is dangerous. i live outside of boston.some of her tenants have been med,students. they are mostly foreigners. is this dangerous or am i being overly sensitive because of recent events...

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I'd call the police or neighborhood code enforcement. You shouldn't have to put up with something like that and if I were you I wouldn't. It's ultimately up to you.

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well i have thought of it many times over the past 9 years,,,when ever cars,mess, noise, couches on my front lawn,a strange foreign man ringing my door bell at 3 am...yes i thought of it but then i never do because code enforcement is so strike here they actualy made me take out my second kitchen,which was used as a butlers pantry...they were in my home when i took out permits for some renovations,addition...the neighbors did all their work without permits ...the town will definatly come down hard on them! they give me gift now and then,such as chocolates,flowers,wine and always tell me i am the best neighbor ever! if i called in and reported this ,they sure wouldnt feel that way! i have talked to them before about all,but no changes.
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They dont have to know you called on them. Dont feel bad cause she doesnt with all that mess going on. I dont feel bad for lazy, filthy inconsiderate people.
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Yes. Not much, but the fact that your family knew and didn't say anything could get you in trouble.

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oh, i never even thought about that...i have known for 8 or 9 years now....i never wanted to cause trouble for them ,but i certainly dont want to be dragged down with them! thanks for the helpful comment
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You can call and report the "illegal" apartments as a public nuisance. Regardless of the tenants, if it's an unhealthy, unsanitary location, it needs dealt with.

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i know you are soo right . this has been going on for 9 years now. i have never said anything about it..other neighbors have commented to me to say how could i live next door to that mess especially where we are soooo clean. others in the area have mentioned to me, all the cars on the street..the over grown lawn the horrible condition in general. i just never wanted to say anything because they will have alot of problems where we live, they take this very seriously and they will be in big trouble,fines will be just one issue they will have to deal with..thankyou quester for your help...i appreciate the answer
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Report her, if she has roaches and rodents in the house it isnt safe for those kids either. Besides that it isnt safe to have all those strangers around her kids.

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oh, i know..i didnt even mention the fact that the tenant in the attic must walk in through their front door...right through their house!! Can you imagine! and they are always men.. she has a set of 3 year old twins and two boys. as far as the rodents and roaches, this is why one tenant(that i know of left) thanks for your comment and help
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Tenant in the attic? Wow, i say report that woman for being dirty and greedy. Id rather struggle to pay bills than have strange people in my house, they probably share toilets and shower too. Gross. Those poor kids =/
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well i have to admit ,sometimes i get angry with the situation over there because they did not pay the mortgage in over 3 years,then qualified for a government program which forgave 46,000k off the principle and all past due payments and fees along with lowering the interest to2 percent. this was only possible because they do not claim the tenants as income. i resent them being rewarded for cheating the system,and taxes . i always felt bad for the kids,they are dolls, that is why i havent acted yet. its getting difficult not to though. thanks terra. louis.
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Yes i,know of people getting money they dont deserve because theres people who really need it......Your welcome, good luck with everything.
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I would do something --- those roaches and rodents endanger your well-being. They could easily multiply and come over to your property !

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oh, and dont i know it! i had the exterminator here just last week, a rodent chewed a big hole in the drywall of the garage and chewed a wire to my battery in my car, i told the neighbors months ago that i was having an exterminator out as a preventive measure because when i told them their garage light had been on every night for over a month they said, they know it is to drive rodents out. so yes,they have crossed over here.we have a very clean home,so there is nothing here to realy attract them however the exterminator said they will stray over and check things out. isnt that nice! when i told the neighbors what happened in the garage they acted like they had nothing to do with it and just said,oh realy? ...now their lights are out in their garage. thankyou for your help..i appreciate it
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