There’s lots of places to live where you don’t have to cut your grass. He could move to one of those places. And it works our great for him because not cutting your own grass lowers your neighbors’ property values much more than your own.
I don’t like the idea of this guy creating a hovel that will be offensive to other people in his vicinity.
It would seem to me the guy is acting every anti-social. There may or may not be a reason for it, such as (feeling like or actually) being mistreated by his neighbors or something like that.
Perhaps there’s a better way to approach things like this, reaching out as neighbors to make the guy feel more connected. If some minimal form of communication could be established, he might allow his lawn to be cut for him. Perhaps the place could be spruced up on the outside as well.
As a neighbor of his, I would find it a great investment to perhaps donate $50 bucks up front and $5 a month to help get his place in shape initially, and help keep it manicured each month.
If he turned out to be someone that was within the realm of the possibility of being rehabbed himself socially, perhaps he could be invited to some neighborhood functions.
This would all sure be preferable to watching my own home values sink.
I just don’t like the idea of establishing a long list of rules that people have to live by, then call the swat team out for when malcontents object.
BTW, I should have proof read that response. Sorry.