Neighbors say home owned by controversial plastic surgeon is an unsafe eyesore

Jason Rantala reports. 9/6/2016

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Neighbors say a condemned Beauclerc-area home is a health and safety hazard.

The owner of the house is Dr. Loren Clayman, who has been in the news for allegedly botching dozens of breast enhancement procedures.

City notices and now a condemned sign adorn the fence surrounding the residence at 3600 San Viscaya Drive, a property neighbors say has been in disrepair for decades, and has been condemned before.

"You never know what's going to be over there, at all," said neighbor Candy Slate.

Slate has lived next door for ten years.

It's an abandoned residence neighbors say not only is consumed in weeds, but also harbors rats, raccoons and standing water they say produces mosquitoes.

One neighbor says a wall of Clayman's home fell onto his property. A fence has since been put up to keep it from falling again.

"Not that I'm overly concerned with Zika, nor am I ever going to get pregnant, but it's still a concern," said Slate.

During a phone call, Dr. Clayman's wife, Elena, said she was unaware the home was condemned. She says she's never received complaints.

Jacksonville's property appraiser website still lists the home under Dr. Loren Clayman's name.

Neighbors say they want one of two things to happen: for the owner to sell the property or to at least maintain it.

"Remember that you have neighbors, and why in the world let your property look like that? You should be a good neighbor," said Slate.

A spokesperson with the city says the condemned property will be re-inspected in October.

If it's still found to be unsafe, the city will determine the next steps, which could include demolition of the property.


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