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Front Gardens/Yards in the ACT … Appearance

By TwainAndHume 12 February 2013 86

Anyone know the rules/regulations/requirements that apply to the maintenance of front gardens/yards of private properties in the suburbs of Canberra?  Or where to find such?  In our area I have begun to notice an increase in the number of private houses that seem to be using the front areas of the property for either the storage of derelict cars (I have counted up to nine such vehicles in the driveway and yard of one otherwise normal sized, detached porperty — only about three of which appear driveable), the long-term placing of mid-sized shipping containers, even in one case a derelict caravan that seems to have been in place long enough to have a small tree grow up through its body.  All these, however, are topped by the full-size, mobile crane that I have seen parked for ten years (with apparently never having been moved) in the front yard of a house in the suburb of Chifley.

The ACT government will jump pretty quickly when such situations are brought to their attention and which affect street verges.  However, I have been able to elicit little response from them when it comes to such situations as those described above.

The condition in which a neighbour keeps his or her property affects the property values of others living around the area.  It also impacts upon the general atmosphere of a street.  A tone begins to be set which can all too quickly bring all down and, again, has a considerable impact on property values.

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Pork Hunt 12:06 pm 16 Feb 13

dpm said :

Antagonist said :

TwainAndHume said :

Again, I thank the comments made by those who had something informative to pass along.

You are welcome. Now since you don’t have s***, you can get back to minding your own business. That might go a long way to addressing the “general atmosphere of a street” that you seem to have so much concern for.

We do I get the feeling we’d all love to see a pic of Antagonist’s front lawn? Or have we already?? Hahahaha!

Ah, but do hoarders know that they are hoarders?

dpm 10:18 am 16 Feb 13

Antagonist said :

TwainAndHume said :

Again, I thank the comments made by those who had something informative to pass along.

You are welcome. Now since you don’t have s***, you can get back to minding your own business. That might go a long way to addressing the “general atmosphere of a street” that you seem to have so much concern for.

We do I get the feeling we’d all love to see a pic of Antagonist’s front lawn? Or have we already?? Hahahaha!

Antagonist 12:36 am 16 Feb 13

TwainAndHume said :

Again, I thank the comments made by those who had something informative to pass along.

You are welcome. Now since you don’t have s***, you can get back to minding your own business. That might go a long way to addressing the “general atmosphere of a street” that you seem to have so much concern for.

Sandman 8:54 pm 15 Feb 13

Ghettosmurf87 said :

I must admit to being a tad bemused by this notion that other people in the surrounding neighbourhood have any sort of obligation to protect the re-sale value of someone else’s house?

Why do so many people believe they have a right to make a profit on a house? Are we all just looking to turn a buck on some property? Does no one actually buy a HOME anymore, a.k.a a place to live, raise your kids, form memories and call home?

You make a very valid point, and Canberra would have to be top of the pile for that mindset. Were the houses with the crappy front yards there when Donald Trump bought their place? Probably, which means they paid accordingly to account for the less than desireable neighbourhood that they now demand be cleaned up so that their cheap house value rises more.
It’s the old “Tralee Syndrome”. Buy a house under a flight path at cheaper price. Then complain about the flight path to get it moved and make Tralee more desireable and raise the value.

Sandman 8:43 pm 15 Feb 13

Holden Caulfield said :

…or Scrivener Street.

(cough!) Operating an auto repair business from home. (cough)

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