As real estate agents we understand the necessity of respecting zoning in order to preserve the values of homes, and also to prevent homeowners from creating a burden on the resources available on a given plot of land. This is more critical where homes are serviced by wells and septic systems.
Also being a real estate agent, with a reasonably good sized property, I need to make sure that I do not get unwanted squatters trying to move in and take over a portion of my property.
Last year I noticed that a bird had created a home in one of the light posts that line my driveway. I dropped some anti deer treatment into the house and thought that I had rid my self of these squatters.
Unfortunately, as I came into my driveway today, I heard knocking very close to the house. As I looked about, I noticed what appears to be a woodpecker starting a hole in another one of my posts.
I will have to remove the squatter, especially as this neighborhood is not zoned for multi-family housing, nor for cluster housing, not to mention that no permits were pulled for this job.