Neighbors frustrated by Henrico eyesore, left abandoned when homeowners died

Posted at 6:59 PM, Dec 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-08 18:59:03-05

HENRICO, Va. – On East Nine Mile road in Henrico, a huge tree blocks the entrance and neighbors say the homeless have been trying to get into the eyesore home.

The front of the home is overrun by bushes and heavy vegetation, and there's a collapsed shed in the backyard.

A viewer reached out to CBS 6 about the conditions of the property, hoping to get help from the county.

"Disgusting…very disgusting," said Teri Garris, a concerned neighbor, about the home.

Garris couldn't believe how the property looked and is shocked that it got to this point.

“Why has the county not done anything?” she said.

The homeowners died in 2011 and Henrico county officials confirm they were delinquent on their Real Estate taxes.

Officials said that once the property goes through a tax sale, there will be a public auction.

Since that call, crews have been cutting the grass around the property.

But neighbors said that's not enough, and want the county to do more.

"When you buy a house, you want to buy a house, where everybody's neighbor's houses are taken care of," said Garris.

County officials tell CBS 6, crews will come out to the property next week to cut down the vegetation and bushes in the front yard.

And a county inspector will look into the collapsed shed in the back yard.

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