I have an odd one on my hands. It's an old 1900 Victorian in a very nice artsy type neighborhood in Mpls. The home is amazingly well preserved and updated/upgraded. Then as I looked out the back deck, I look straight down into a parking lot of some small shops. There is a wall at the back of their property and it drops about 15' or so down to the parking lot below. Come to find out, the lot is 125' deep and the last 55' is part of the parking lot below! Apparently this was done back in the 1950's -the store owner made a deal with the homeowners back then and dug out the back 1/2 of the lot, put up a wall and pays them $250/mo rent! Now this is an issue. The lot is shorter...can't build a garage in back (since it has no back) but they are getting $250 month in rent, offsetting (to some extent) the lack of back yard. They can break the rent off at anytime....but they would have to fill that area up again. Cost to cure - God only knows. Here are some photos Any suggestions???? .