By J. Graber | Scottsdale Progress
Dorothy Pratt loves her home in the Peaceful Valley neighborhood near downtown Scottsdale.
She grew up in that home and she returned to it in 2014 after her mother passed away.
Yet things aren’t perfect.
Pratt has a short-term rental property right next to her and another one door down.
She has to put up with drunken, late-night parties in the back yard, golf balls being shot over her fence onto her property and people throwing cigarette butts into her yard.
She’s had to line her front yard with river rock because short-term renters kept driving across her property. And she was recently awakened at 11 p.m. at night by two drunk men on her front porch yelling at each other after making a beer run and coming back to the wrong property.