Monday, June 22, 2009

Is there basic information a landlord is required to give to a tenant?

Say for example, you live in one of Peoria’s older neighborhoods… Your block has several well manicured lawns, people who work during the day and neighbors who belong to the neighborhood association.

Also on this block is a property that is rented out to a different person every six months to a year. The people the property is rented out to don’t ever seem to understand the day the garbage man runs...

they don’t understand that garbage goes in garbage cans...

and they just can’t seem to grasp that you can’t park your car in the yard.

The neighbors have called the Code Enforcer, but since the property turns over so often, the lesson never seems to be learned.

Is it too much to expect a landlord to inform their tenants of the City Code as it pertains to maintaining property? If a landlord keeps renting out property to people with no common sense, is it wrong to get the name of the landlord and call him/her at home (preferably during the dinner hour) and tell them of the problem that their tenants cause in the neighborhood? What would you do?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Residents of the East Bluff thank you

Thank you to the citizens who turned in the two people (Ali L. Evans and his accomplice Deangelo M. Lindsey) who are accused of murdering Anil Dhingra the owner of Gas USA. The East Bluff is a little safer tonight because you made the call - you did the right thing.

Peace be with you.