This Man Was Fined For Not Mowing The Lawn On A Home He Lost To Foreclosure


Photo: CBS 11

An Arlington, Tex. man learned the hard way that some homes can haunt their old owners even years after foreclosure. CBS 11’s Arezow Doost reports David Englett will have to pay fines for citations made against a home he lost to foreclosure two years ago – including failure to mow the lawn (Via/The Huffington Post).

“I feel like I’m being punished for something I didn’t do,” Englett, a truck driver, told CBS. “It’s really frustrating and costing me a lot of time.”

He discovered the warrants when he tried to renew his trucker’s licence. In addition to not keeping his former home’s lawn trimmed, he’s also been cited for using an alarm without a permit and a fence that fell into disrepair.

Englett’s fighting the matter in municipal court, but it seems he’s got a pretty tough battle ahead of him. City law says if the title of a home hasn’t been changed, then the previous owners are still responsible for whatever happens on their old property.

See Doost’s full report below: 

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