Next door ( shared drive ) is let by our neighbour to a young family member - I get the impression she ( neighbour ) was trying to help her step granddaughter ( she gave the impression it might be a temporary arrangement ... ) who at the time was newly pregnant ( and has now split from her partner) ... it is 4 bed with double garage. The neighbour lives @ 3 minutes walk away in a bungalow with her son . We have been witnesses re the extension of lease in the past ( last time was November ) but the property really has been empty / let / neglected ( cycle ) over a long period of time and now is in dire need of some cosmetic attention ( plus major maintenance ). My husband alerted her to some fallen roof tiles recently....and we / he had been nothing but helpful ( saved her a fortune by getting someone he knew to take down 4 massive pines to the side of the property ). Anyway someone next door took it upon themselves a few months ago to tear down the ivy ? from around the garage and has left dumped it in front of their front door - a broken and boarded garage window has now been exposed .... My husband mows the back lawn ( think Jumani if he did not ! ) and used to de weed the drive and surrounding area at the front when the house was empty .... as a favour to the neighbour and obviously to us ! The neighbour told my husband that she had plans to paint the garage doors , sort out the guttering and replace patio doors at the rear of the house but has not addressed anything. I think she may say what she thinks she wants you to hear but it is ‘ out of sight ‘ scenario ? Sorry v long post but can anyone advise how to approach about the deteriorating nature of the house with the landlady / neighbour with honey rather than vinegar ? It would actually take very little ( money wise ) to give the house some much needed kerb appeal . She has not approached us to witness the ( 6 month ) lease -( my husband said he would have refused anyway ) and has not rocked up for the rent recently ( although it may have been when we were out / away ) or we would have asked for a chat .... Both tenant and owner have abdicated all responsibility for the house. (Ironically the bungalow in our close has just had an artificial lawn put down at huge expense - talk about ‘sublime and ridiculous ‘ ! ) . Anything anyone can suggest would be gratefully read ? !