When Burnet Texas Neighbors Don’t Care
June 7, 2018 | Tom Ashworth
Burnet Texas and Good Neighbors
A Burnet Texas home that isn’t being maintained like others in the Texas Hill Country can negatively affect your neighborhood appeal and in some cases, even affect Hill Country property values. It might be an overgrown yard, a fence in need of repair, loud noise, out of control pets, poor paint on the home or even a car or boat parked in front of the home that hasn’t moved in weeks.
Most people want to be good Burnet Texas neighbors and may be willing to correct an issue once it is brought to their attention. A practical, but possibly confrontational, solution is to contact the the homeowner and describe how you see the issue. However, they may not always agree with the same urgency and it might be necessary to seek other remedies.
An owner-occupant may be more sympathetic to the neighbors and willing to correct the issue. If you think the home might be a rental property, check with the county tax records to identify the owner. They may be unaware of the situation and welcome the notification to protect their investment.
Another alternative might be to notify the homeowner’s association, if there is one. One of the benefits of a HOA is to enforce community appearance standards as set in the covenants or bylaws that specify how properties must be maintained. This could be a less personal method of reaching a beneficial outcome.
If the source of the problem is a code or housing violation, the city may be the ultimate authority. Most cities have a separate code and neighborhood services division and some cities have 311 for non-emergency assistance.
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