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Yard Maintenance

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by brookema, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. brookema

    brookema New Member

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    My neighbor is renting the house next store and is not doing anything to maintain the upkeep of the yard. The entire front was a rock garden, which has now become overrun with weeds, which are now spilling into my yard. As a newer resident of Broadlands, I'm unfamiliar if there are any HOA rules about yard maintenance and presentation. Does anyone have any information or suggestions? Thanks.
     
  2. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Brook, I have a neighbor (owner) that hasn't kept the yard up in over 3 years! I stopped mowing it - the trimwork is also rotting - I've reported this for over a year now. Good luck with the renter.
     
  3. jjenkins

    jjenkins New Member

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    I wonder if we all live beside the same person -- I have a neighbor that does not do anything to their yard, they just wait until I or their other neighbor do something for them. (and no it's not the same neighbor that parks in the yard)
     
  4. beahmer

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    Brooke,
    Report the house (address) to the HOA Office (703) 729-9704
    You may also want to follow up with and email to Wes/Maureen also.
    wschroeder@broadlandshoa.com
    mburns@broadlandshoa.com
    I would encourage you to call however, as MANY people have trouble getting emails through to the HOA.

    There is a process once the property is reviewed to notify and ultimatley fine the owner for lack of response. (The HOA generally has the address of the owner because that's where the bills go to)

    Want to contact the landlord directly (send snail mail to the address listed on the Loudoun Real Estate site.
    http://inter1.co.loudoun.va.us/webpdbs/
    Look up the property address of the house in question and then look under owner (this is usually the owneers address and not the properties because that's where the real estate bill is sent).

    Most renters are great neighbors but I had a property in an old neighborhood that had renters and "issues" too - several neighbors wrote letters to the owners and problems were solved.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. KTdid

    KTdid Well-Known Member

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    Beahmer-I am aware of complaints to the HOA about my neighbor. They received a notice two years ago. Their solution? They bought a couple of bags of mulch and haphazardly dumped it around their shrubs. It didn't really improve the aestetics, although it covered a good many weeds. Now, why can't they hire a lawn maintenance company if they refuse to maintain the lawn? For repeat offenders I think the HOA should hire a lawn service for the owner and bill them twice the cost for the inconvenience. But then collecting for the service would be an issue.

    On a side note, I retrieved their recycling bin twice from the woods. The last time it blew away into the woods I refused to retrieve it so what did they do? They wait until I leave for work then dump stuff into my bin! Now one may argue that they're, at the very least, recycling - but come on it's pure laziness.
     
  6. beahmer

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    Fair enough - I'd still notify the HOA again - and I'd work the owner angle too.
     
  7. brookema

    brookema New Member

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    Beahmer - thanks for the info. I went to the Loudoun Cty site - the "owner" appears to be a LLC that was set up and has no address listed. :thumbsdown:

    Guess I'll try the HOA route and hope for the best.

    Thanks again!
     

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