Join Date: Apr 2012
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Had a couple properties last year, about an acre, where they let the grass grow over 2'. We gave our bids and they said thanks but no thanks. City comes by with their John Deer 4020 and knocks it down and fines them $250. Of course it varies from town to town and state to state, but we have seen it a lot.
Tree fell on the roof of a house in a small town. Bids to remove the tree and repair the roof were 3k and up. $500 fine for leaving it that way, and they can settle up on the penalties at closing. They chose option B.
In a few cases, it is the regional who doesn't want to approve a job they will lose money on, but not always.