If not, and if there's no HOA to mandate / police the area, unless there exists a health or safety issue that HUD or your local police could enforce, you have an unfortunate and frustrating situation on your hands.
Bill Stuart, Broker/Officer, RealtorÂ®, Certified Short Sale Resource, CNEÂ®
I know that is not really all that easy. I always believe in trying to kill (not literally, of course) people with kindness. Some people as scary as it may sound, may not even believe they have let their property go downhill. Remember that each person has their own level of what looks good. Heck, I find myself thinking my yard is unkempt if there is one petal from a flower that is just laying there. My point is to make sure your standards are reasonable and then do your best to have a peaceful, productive conversation. Being the optimist, I will leave it at that and assume that will rectify the situation.
By the way, I think that first response was a real answer and given all the sinkholes randomly popping up, along with landslides happening , you just never know when that house next door may end up going "downhill".
Chad Basinger, REALTORÂ®, CPA, CFPÂ®
I had to do this once. I had a neighbor who always took care of their house, then rented it out, and the renters let the grass and weeds grow over a foot high. A polite letter ended the problem. Your neighbor may not even be aware if they no longer live there.
Cory La Scala, REALTOR
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At that point...someone else owns it and you most likely have to live with it!!
Good luck :)
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If you are trying to list your home and want them to look better during that time, you are better off being polite explain the situation, often they will be understanding, but I would be prepared to offer to help clean and maintain it while you are listing.