Saturday, June 27, 2009

Taste The Regulatory Rainbow...

Photo By John Hoff

I spotted this house in Lyndale Ave. N., several blocks north of Lowry and naturally I was drawn to seek out what housing inspections gold might be found at the end of the rainbow...

Upon closer examination, I found the address was cited for illegal occupancy three different ways, including people stuffed in the attic. The house also had no water. Oh, and it was CONDEMNED.

Given all that, you have to wonder what offensive things were written on the placard which is clearly missing, where some sticky residue is visible on the glass of the door where the placard was ripped down.

As far as I can tell, five placards is a record. But records are made to be broken!

2 comments:

The Mortgage Geek said...

Often the ripped-down placards are ones where the property was cited for something and then the owner complied and the condition no longer exists. My guess in this scenario is that the owner was cited for one of the five stickers currently there at some point in the past.

Margaret said...

So is there a different color for each code violation or do they just use random fluorescent colors for each? If there are colors for each, it would be great to have the code so that you could tell what a house was sited for while driving down the block, rather than having to stop and read it.