Originally Posted by DC83
Great idea! It's probably a foreclosed house or something.
Maybe the street/neighbourhood can come together to fix up the exterior of the house? Make it like a Community Project. Cut the grass, plant some flowers, whatever can improve it's curb appeal.
This way, it will a) bring the street/neighbourhood together; b) give a sense of pride for those who worked on it, and c) keep property values stable in the neighbouring houses.
Oh and d) you'll get a great tan!
What 'hood is this? if it's in the East End, I bet there would be a lot of support from neighbours willing to help!
Some good ideas, but I'm looking for more than flowers and a cut lawn (weeds), because the house looks to be declining structurally now (i.e. hole in roof). I'm going to use the unkempt nature of the grounds as one of my future bylaw complaints.
I have a shopping list of property standard violations for this property. But, I will only be reporting the next on the list after the current one is fixed. I'm of the mind the only way the current owner will get rid of the property is if it becomes too much a constant pain-in-the-ass.
Reporting 4 or 5 items all at once is like pulling the band-aid off quickly the pain goes away quickly. I'm going to pull the band-aid slowly so it becomes a bother to the owner.
I learned on this board last week that it's in South Stipley (King & Sherman).