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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Are St. Paul's rental property inspectors precise, or just picky?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

more lawsuit, more problems for
the great St.Paul.

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They'd have to make sizeable and sincere changes. And all this with the same people and the same corrupt system.

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was a pretty good article and was balanced.

It is a good point to say there is no city policy against ice damns and there shouldn't be. The issue is leakage. There are lots of houses that look like there may be problems inside, but that doesn't mean that there is. The inspector shouldn't write someone up for the damn... only for the leakage.

I also thought it was great for the new director to get out and meet with a group that has issues.

That is what the City should do.

And, you know what inspectors are people, they are always going to have days when they are "picky."

There is nothing wrong with acknowledging that. But, as 5:59 suggests, when a group works under the pressure of constant nuisance law suits, you never admit to any mistake it could bight you.

Isn't that a quote from a movie...

Lawsuits mean never having to say you are sorry! (I think it was with Ryan O'Neal..)


Chuck Repke

9:29 AM  
Anonymous LandLords must go to Trial said...

Hey Chuck your showing your age ie Lov Story "Never havig to say your Sorry" for a Woman Allie McGraw recently on Oprah
Court: Landlord Suit Against City Must Go To Trial
November 16th, 2010

The Eight Circuit Court of Appeals has once again ruled in favor of the suit brought by landlords against the City of St Paul going to trial.

This is the case where the allegation is the City of St Paul is using their building inspection powers to drive low income minorities from the city by over aggressive inspection efforts aimed at closing the buildings occupied by minorities.

Read the decision here

You can read more about this case here and more Federal cases on racially biased code enforcement here

9:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about some undercover work like; following right behind some of these city inspectors. It might be a wise investment for court for a another lawsuit. This would have to be done by a licensed investigator and licensed building inspector along with photo's and every detail documented to show the false allegations and fabricated violations.

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the landlords told me they did that early on in the lawsuits. hey have the inspectors going shopping, going home, going to health clubs, etc.....even to girlfriends places.....all on the citys dime.

1:34 AM  

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