Check out the following tips from Melissa Dittman Tracey's article, "Battling the Neighborhood Eyesore." Realtormag.com. Realtor Magazine, n.d. Web. June 2011.
- Notify the homeowners’ association.
- Most HOAs will pay to have the grass mowed and take care of maintenance issues, and then tack the expense on to the HOA bill, which will have to be cleared by the bank before the property sells.
Make property boundaries clear.
Help with cleanup.
- Stepping in to help with the maintenance can be tricky. Regardless of your good intentions, your actions could be considered trespassing. First figure out who owns the property, which can be a challenge in itself, and then offer your assistance.