Rental Next Door Full of Trash & What To Do?

The property next door to mine had trash all over the back yard.  That makes it hard to attract and retain quality tenant. 

The property is vacant so I could not knock on the door and ask them to clean it up. I emailed the city, and 6-8 weeks later it was still like that.

This time I emailed the mayor, and the codes enforcement and the fire chief, within 12 hours they were there and seeing what they could do. 

Two weeks later I checked back and with the fire chief and was told: “Public Works Department is sending a crew out to the property today to clean up the yard.”

Works for me, especially since this tenant is moving out, and showing the property with a yard like that does not help to attract the right tenants.