Civil vs. Code Issue

The best approach for items that must be resolved between landlord/tenant or between neighbors is to communicate respectfully and be mindful of one another when explaining the concern related to the problem you are experiencing. Avoid threats and aggressive behavior. We always suggest you thoroughly review your lease or rental contract. Though we cannot advise you we do suggest seeking legal advice before withholding rent or taking any other action.

Situations handled between neighbors involve issues such as a fence installation near the property line, continuous complaints regarding the same property address which have been investigated and declared unfound, idling vehicles, food odor, and any property damage caused by the neighboring property owner/tenant. Positive, respectful, and calm communication with your neighbor is the best first approach. 

Common Code Enforcement Violations that are investigated include:

  • Unpermitted constructions
  • Junk, trash, and debris in public view
  • Poor pool maintenance
  • Overgrown or dead vegetation
  • Inoperable/abandoned vehicles on private property
  • Zoning violations
  • Substandard housing 

Common concerns that should be handled by the owner:

  • Leaking fixtures
  • Dirty flood/carpet
  • Minor visible mold around the kitchen and/or restroom area
  • Clogged plumping 
  • Garage door properly working
  • Air conditioning noise level