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Mike Kelly A…, Real Estate Pro in Santa Rosa, CA

Disclosure Issue? Client lives next to a jolly fellow who has 12 reindeer tethered to a sleigh, A red nose on

Asked by Mike Kelly Allison Norman, Santa Rosa, CA Wed Oct 31, 2007

one of them (calls him Rudolph!). Cute little cottage with a non-permitted workshop with all these little guys scurrying about . And the mail! Stacks and stacks of mail on the front porch. His poor wife seems beside herself but keeps smiling. The owner has some health issues,pretty old. He's big,dresses in red, and when he laughs his belly shakes like a bowl of jelly! He's got big red cheeks (drinking issue?), and a long white beard. He has a real long list which he keeps referring with the words, "NAUGHTY" and "NICE" at the very top.He seems to always be in a good mood (that drinking issue again!) laughing, "Ho-Ho-Ho"?? He only leaves the place on Dec 24th! Question: my client's like the old geezer and his wife, but I'm tempted to call code-enforcement & zoning regulation. This might be a "super-fund" contamination site as I hear he produces thousands of toys yearly! Lead issues? Don't forget the livestock or labor law violations?I await Trulia Voices communites advice on this.

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Look, if you call code-enforcement and this, uh, guy gets in trouble and, as a result, has to can the reindeer, cut the mass toy production, and can't 'leave his cottage' on December 24th, I have a 6-year old roommate who will be very very upset. Though she doesn't pay rent and her personal hygiene isn't always the best, and there is no way to evict her - at least not for 12 more years - I don't want HER to call and complain that I am violating some landlord issues for not delivering what is annually promised to her.

Stop giving Realtors a bad name and let this one slide, will ya?
4 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Oct 31, 2007
Are you selling a house or are you a social worker and/or humane society?

If the jolly fellow lives on a country property with enough acreage; fits the zoning code and and it does not bother your client; his 12 reindeer is not an issue; otherwise, you have to disclose that

The none permit workshop? Until the Jolly fellow wants to sell his property and/or unles the workshop really affect your client's property and it bothers your client, it's none of your business.

The stacks and stackes mail on his front porch might affect your clients property, then you might want to talk to him. Sounds like he is nice enough fellow and probably don't mind to strighten up the place to help your client and the future neighbot out.

Might have to disclose that your client lives next to a factory/industry area.

Other than that, your client likes him and he is not bothering you. Let him go. He might give you a present instead of a sack of coal.
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Sylvia Barry,…, Real Estate Pro in Marin, CA
Contact should also check the Megan's Law web site...sounds like a seedy character...
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Nov 1, 2007
Mike, I just told my son that Santa may not be able to deliver toys this year because you are ratting him out and he thought I should give you a big TD.
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
I'd just have the home inspector check for lead and not trust the blanket form everyone has to sign. I just want to make sure that Patti's roommate doesn't wear the lead filled fake teeth they discovered sold for Halloween.
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Ruthless, Other/Just Looking in 60558
Bah Humbug! Thanks for the celestial story. Bah Humbug!
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Ute Ferdig -…, Real Estate Pro in New Castle, DE
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