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#1 posted 12-05-2012 06:11 PM

Thank for the replys, I know I need to move what ever the outcome is…. There was a company next door that moved out a month ago but it was a Oil refueling company and the City and EPA got on them because the site is between 2 waterways where they parked their equipment. 20 or more Diesel tanker trucks. They could have stayed but the permits were too expensive for them to stay so they moved. They were there for over 2 years though.

I am looking for places right now and no matter what happens I am out of there it is just the darn expense involved moving a 5,000 sq ft shop full of lumber and equipment, electricial, ect ect. I am a one man operation for now but equipped like the big boys are in making wood mouldings. Just 3 weeks ago I was burned for over 57k by a cabinet shop who has been shut down by the IRS for non-payment of employee withholding tax. So now I have that fight also… I do have over 23k in Liens against some jobs I did for Hilton, Otterbox, Country Inn for example through this contractor. So for a one man operation I did pretty well. Then I am hit with this crap…

When I went to pay my monthly rent I know he did screw up, cause he refused it, then waited a couple of weeks then got a Eviction notice on my door Nov 21st. Happy Thanksgiving. Notice of Eviction stated in a nut shell was for Violation of City codes and failure to pay rent. I again went to his office on the 23rd and tried to pay the rent…

As soon as I walked through the door, ( I want you the Hell out now) I will not accept any rent. That again was a NO NO on his part…. I have it all documented and will go to court with this information. I do know that when he rents to other people he has to run it by the City planners with the future tenant to discuss their plans and business operation….. This stinks all the way around so we shall see who s right and wrong. But honestly to be out by the 17th of this month will be a pipe dream…. Then if I lose I have 3 more days to get moved and probably have to pay this Dick….

So in a nutshell when you rent/lease a building the only way to protect your butt is to have the City Fire Marshall, Code Planners, Zoneing Comission and who else ok for you being there…. The property is again Zoned I-3, which is Industrial…. Oh this has taught me more than you can possible know for next time around so next time any of you sign a lease/rent agreement are you going to have to go through all of this first to protect your butt and why should it be your responsibility to do so? I wonder if I sold some crack to people and made them sign a disclosure that I am not responsible or held accountable for anything if that would hold up in court.

I know I am beating a dead horse and sometimes do not know when to give up but that same fault of mine has kept me in business as well…. So back to the shop and keep on boxing up my equipment and try to keep the Happy Happy Joy Joy attitude. I will post what happens in court so to better inform anybody else who is thinking of starting a business on what can happen as well…...

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