Thursday, March 18, 2010
JNS Exclusive: Bashir Moghul on Verge of Losing Rental Licenses!
Post and photos by the Hawthorne Hawkman.
I was driving around NoMi this evening with some wonderful volunteers from Jewish Community Action, and we were doorknocking with the Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition to prevent foreclosures. I noticed a bright red sticker on a house and had to explain to these newcomers my fascination with regulatory plumage.
(See Addendum at end of post. I was mistaken about the back taxes on this property.)
After seeing that it referenced a rental license revocation due to back taxes, I thought to myself...
..."There's only a few landlords who both would be behind on taxes AND own enough property to result in those back taxes taking down a rental license."
Now I COULD have looked this information up on my trusty, legally-obtained Blackberry. But the city's extraordinarily helpful property look-up service takes a while to load on this thing. So I called uber-citizen Megan Goodmundson up and asked her to check out who owns 2030 Willow Ave N. I guess the title of the blog post makes that answer pretty obvious.
Interestingly enough, the Hennepin County property tax records do not show delinquent taxes on this particular property. Therefore, I believe Moghul will be losing two or more rental licenses as a result. This will be a significant dent, but since there are plenty of properties owned by Moghul's relatives, it likely won't be a dagger to the heart of the Moghul mogul.
The Hawkman promises a more in-depth examination of Bashir Moghul's rental licenses and property ownership in the very near future.
ADDENDUM: In a more thorough review of Moghul's properties, I confirmed that he owes at least $1,800 in back taxes on 2030 Willow Ave N. Disclaimer: the live link is accurate at the time of posting, but if taxes are paid or ownership changes, the link may take readers to different information.