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Ken Mould's home has been completely covered by overgrown plants and shrubbery for 10 years. One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "That thing brings down the house prices for all our street, it's an eyesore, I don't know how they can live in there. "It would be a bit off-putting for potential buyers wanting to move in next door. He's been locked in a wrangle with the council for a while now. Link

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Isn't it his own house? What law did the council bring this action under?

That was my first thought....... and one you would have thought would have been asked by any credible journalist/news source.

I rather suspect some obscure vermin threat law might have been invoked?

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Feel sorry for the guy - it's his home to do with as he wishes, and let's face it it's not as though he was hiding some architectural gem. Can't imagine why the neighbours objected, and extremely concerning that a court agreed with them, forcing him to do things like that.

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From a neighbour.

"They are bit of a troublesome pair to be honest. "It¹s crazy how they could let their property get into such a mess. It's a nightmare to live by. "Their daughter has gone off to university, I can't imagine her coming back, that's an embarrassing place to bring your friends or boyfriend back to."

Reckon the neighbour has some family/relationship issues if he really thinks the look of a house would stop a daughter returning home at some stage. The story, as reported does all seem to be all about appearances and house pride but am pretty sure there must be more to it. Would the roots be a problem?

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One resident, who did not wish to be named, said: "That thing brings down the house prices for all our street, it's an eyesore, I don't know how they can live in there.

Probably gets to the heart of the matter. In the UK, house prices are as sacred as newts. The other quote about the situation being a 'nightmare' is priceless.

Sweeping up any dead leaves would certainly get my goat if I lived next door, but it hardly trumps civil liberties. What have the owners actually done wrong? neontetra, I wonder if you are correct about the roots. Funny that the article makes no mention of them, when they could be quite a serious issue.

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