Re: Good L/O? Bad Neighbor Problem! - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on April 20, 2000 at 22:16:41:
Sounds like this “problem neighbor” might have a problem with the seller.
Hopefully that means you and he are on good terms?
If that is the case, or if you do not even know him, go talk to him.
Tell him you are thinking of buying the place, and would like to talk to him about your plans.
Tell him you intend on finding a “good neighbor” for the home, as you and he both live nearby.
And, if you get a bad tenant, then since you are so close, you can deal with it right away.
He may just be happy to cooperate with you, since you are getting rid of the neighbor he does not like.
Bottom line, it never hurts to ask.
P.S. Is there room for a new driveway that is independent? If so, do that AFTER you buy the place. It may even increase the value. I know that here a common drive is not a good thing when marketing a home. (dealt with one alst summer, and it was a pain, the neighbor ALWAYS had it filled with his cars, and we could not even get ours to the garage in the back half the time.)