A house that has stood vacant and unsecured for 10 years has become a haven for squatters who appear to be grilling food inside the second-floor living room.
That's what a neighbor found Sunday night as he took photos inside the house at 25 Chilcott Place. The property was scheduled to be discussed at Boston Housing Court Monday at the Edward Brooke Courthouse, 24 Chardon St.
"The property is currently not secured and has significant evidence of squatters and drug use on the premises," wrote Michael Iceland in an email to JP Patch. "This is not acceptable in our neighborhood (or any part of our city)."
Residents of the Chilcott Place/Granada Park Neighborhood Watch have petitioned the city to have the property put into receivership after what they say is 10 years of the owner, John Darling, letting the property decay.
Attached to this post are two letters from neighbors detailing problems with the property, including two fires in the last 20 years.