It is starting to become a common sight in many neighborhoods across the country > the home that has been overgrown with weeds, bushes, trees, and the grass is either dead or out of control. The suburban bunny rabbit's dream! Of course, most of these lawns belong to the banks that obtained them through foreclosure.
I think we can agree that these lawns are not aesthetically pleasing, but furthermore, they may lessen the overall appeal of a neighborhood...scaring away potential buyer's.
Today I saw a sign on the garage doors of two homes in an area I was in today, near Saddlerock, in Aurora, Colorado. Below is a picture of the sign:
The sign essentially states that the owner of the property has 15 days from the notice date to clear the lawn of weeds, or Arapahoe County will come and do it for them...and send them the bill. Haha! I applaud Arapahoe County for taking this proactive approach. This does not solve bush and tree problems, but it is a good start.
If you would like to file a complaint in Arapahoe County, you can do so if grass or weeds are 6" tall or higher(one acre lot or less only). It is a violation of County Ordinance #88-2, and can be reported by calling 720-874-6711. Time for banks to get in the lawn care business!
Stefan Geyer, South Aurora Realtor/Eco Broker