Selling House with Dirty, Junk Ridden Next Door Neighbors
My husband and I want to sell our house because we moved 3,000 miles away and it's hard for us to rent out. It's been completely remodeled and it is very cute. It is in a blue collar neighborhood, but most homes are very well maintained.
However, new neighbors just moved in next door. We believe they are doing a "rent to own". These neighbors are by far the most disgusting people we have ever seen in our lives. They do not have a back door. They have a screen door and a rainbow blanket is substituted as the main door. This door faces the back side of our house and it directly faces our garage entrance. The front yard is even better... they have dining room chairs on their front lawn, several bikes and other junk laying around.
We talked about putting a fence up however, the neighbors' house is elevated. The highest fence we can put up is a 6 foot trellis fence. My parents think that the fence is not going to be high enough to block the neighbors. The neighborhood homes are declining in value, just like most homes are in the city. So we are fearful that we are pumping more money into it and it will not make a difference.
Last week we heard them joking about doing an armed robbery, so my parents think that if we report them for code violations, they will retaliate against us. We also have a couple of things that are against code that will be costly to fix, so we are afraid that reporting them will make our situation worse.
The neighbors are terrifying because they are soooo disgusting, but the neighborhood is not bad. Any suggestions would be helpful. We feel helpless right now!