have lost our home because of DDES. There is no way that we could have
afforded the permits that DDES wanted us to get and spending all that money on
permits would not have assured us that we could separate the property and keep
our house from demolition. Our home is out in the woods at the end of a dirt
road and we had a nice little home and a very nice yard. Our children and
grandchildren can no longer play here. Now all of that has to go away because
DDES wants so much money and they don't care about us. Allen built our home
and now is tearing it down. He is a stressful mess. We are getting no
compensation for our property or our home. Allen's parents don't have to tear
down their place and it was also built without permits. What are we to do.
This is really and emotional and financial strain.
21, 2008 To Whom It May Concern: Regarding parcel number: 0121059061 2.49 Acres Address: 29250 & 29238
170th Ave. SE Kent, WA 98042 Legal owner: Chamma T
My name is Allen Buck. I purchased .50
acre from my parentís 24 years ago and built a home without permits. I made a
proper drain field and put in a 1000 gallon septic. My .50 acre was not
legally separated from my parentís 2.49 acres because we had no funds to do it.
Now my home has to be torn down because DDES will not consider the separation
unless my home is not there. Why could it not have been "grandfathered"?
DDES wants me to fill in the septic tank and I would like to leave that open
for use for a RV dump. Why is it that my parents do not have to tear down
their home or get permits? I think this is very unfair and I would like to
know why this is being done this way. Please respond.