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I hope someone can help with some advice on this. Thank you so much in advance for any and all replies. I'm at my wits end.
My neighbor who owned the land next to me passed away 6 yrs ago, his widow moved to an apt. They have sons who live adjoining the land in question.
The property has an old house that is not livable and has not been maintained since the neighbor died. The sons did mow the grass for first 2 yrs but have not since.
The property line is very close to my home, I'm rural with a lot of surrounding timber. This area has always been very bad for snakes (copperheads) I've lived here for 23yrs and the only defense is keeping the property as clean of brush, etc as possible.
I have called the widow and ask her if she would ask her sons to mow and she said the property was left to the son who lives in TX. And that the others do not have a mower, (which is not true I can see them mowing their grass on riding mower).
After waiting each summer hoping they will mow, I've had it bush-hogged so my mower would cut it, then keep it mowed each week from there on for the past few yrs.
The son in TX has not been home since his dad passed. I've given up on the other two mowing it as their drive goes direct through the property and they see me mowing it each week and say nothing.
I am a single woman on disability. It is all I can do to manage the upkeep on my home, not to mention the added cost.
The house on the property is falling in so I'm sure it's lowering my property value.
I hope to sale mine in the future and move in town.
I take pride in my home and would just like for my grandchildren to be able to play in my yard without concern of snakes.
Is their anything I can do legally that would not cost me a lot? Or, do I have no recourse and just have to continue to keep up their land if I want it mowed?
Thank you for your time, sorry if this was too long of a read.
There is nothing illegal about having your rural land revert to the natural state.
Last edited by MississippiLaw; 03-19-2012 at 11:35 PM.
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