Evicted Tenant's Belongings Turns Yard Into Trash Pile

Today, cleanup is underway at a Lexington home after quite a mess appeared in the front yard.

27 SKYFIRST flew over the house on Withers Avenue.

Neighbors say the tenant was evicted, because of a mess inside the house.

However, this week, all the tenant's belongings have been sitting in the front yard. The landlord has hired a service to get rid of the rubbish.

Many neighbors say they compared the trash pile to a landfill.

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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Aug 3, 2007 at 11:45 AM
    That looks like one heckuva yard sale!
  • by kelly Location: waynesburg on Aug 2, 2007 at 09:36 AM
    yes i agree if he had left it in the house he could have moved it only once. from the house to the truck to haul it off. why handle it twice and let everyone see the mess.
  • by peggy Location: Kentucky on Aug 1, 2007 at 05:24 PM
    It seems as though every body wants to talk about how bad the tenant was;yeah,it looks like it had to have been a wreck in the house, but the landlord is the one who through the stuff out on the lawn for the whole neighborhood to have to deal with.I think it's only right the landlord has to pay to have the mess cleaned up...He should have done that in the first place!I'm sure the neighbors cant wait to see it gone.I bet he thinks twice next time!
  • by Darlene Location: KY on Aug 1, 2007 at 05:07 PM
    I agree that the stuff could have been made into neater piles but people, until you own a piece of property you just don't know. Think about the landlord for a min, because maybe they worked with these people and could not get the rent nor get the house to be cleaned up. Then they, the owners, have to come clean this mess out of the house in order to get it ready for more people. HOWEVER, I could NEVER treat peoples things like that myself. I pray the people got the things that was worth anything to them.
  • by Dave Location: Garden Springs on Aug 1, 2007 at 03:57 PM
    If you have never had to evict a tenant you don't know what your are talking about. In Lexington a Fayette County Deputy Constable serves the paper and the owner or his agent moves every item from the house/apt. and places them on the street. Plain and simple it can be an ugly mess. If you choose not to pay your rent or violate the terms of your lease this is what happens, and it IS legal.
  • by pat Location: eastern on Aug 1, 2007 at 03:06 PM
    The First Time I Saw This On The News It Wasn't That Bad. What Happened?
  • by LORI Location: LEXINGTON on Aug 1, 2007 at 01:53 PM
    There is no excuse for the mess regardless if the tenant was a pig in the house. The landlord should have never just thrown everything all over the yard and made the situation worst. I am sure it could have been in a more neat & orderly fashion
  • by Tina on Aug 1, 2007 at 12:22 PM
    There is absolutely no excuse for this mess. This shows exactly why the person was evicted in the first place. I would definitely consider my next tennant very carefully. It's shameful how people treat other people's property and not even feel bad about it.


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