neighboor using his condo as a hotel
I live in a townhome (actually row home) that is condo owned. The guy that owns the unit next to mine is using it as a hotel of sorts.
Near as I can figure, the owner has some kind of IT company and sends all his clients to shack up in the unit. Their may be 4 Indians living in this 2 bedroom unit at a time. Some of them sleep on kid like mattresses in the living room. They don't take care of the place, garbage blowing around the neighborhood. Cigarette butts everywhere and the noise, my god the noise. All night long, they don't sleep. They all seem to be in their 20's going to their IT school. I can complain, but they leave and someone else takes their place the next month. I have seen maybe 30 Indians moving in and out over the last 6 months.
Now, all of this is against the association rules and laws. I have contacted the association, who has sent warning letters for violations of noise, using the unit for transitory purposes and trash and parking violations. One time they had 4-5 cars that would take up the visitor spaces.
The owner says only his nephew is living there which is not true. The association is seeking permission from the board to fine the owner, but this is taking too long.
I have talked with the village, who investigated the outside of the home, and all they say it definitely looks like there is a problem, but they won't do anything for fear of being sued.
I've talked with the police dept. and so far they tell me even if I called them because of a stereo blasting in the middle of the night, if they don't open the door, they can't do anything. They won't break down the door unless someone inside calls for help. And they won't open the door.
There have been complaints from 4 other units, but only 2 of us have problems with noise since we live on either side.
After so many fines, the board has the option to take legal action, but I don't know if they would be willing to do this. Do people win cases like this? Is there anything else I can do? Has anyone heard of a solution for this? It seems the owner can keep saying they are family or something and what can we do then?
Talking to the people does little good, since they don't care and will be gone in a month only to be replaced.