EIGHT MILE, Ala. (WALA) - A legal dispute over ownership of a piece of property in Eight Mile has been dragging on for years.
The man living on the property said he's fighting to keep what he claims is his.
Neighbors said the battle has left them with an eyesore and a potential safety hazardous on their street.
"They told me I had 30 days to leave. I said, 'Uh-uh I ain't going nowhere,'" Dwight Busby said.
Busby said he's lived on the property on Brooklawn Drive for 18 years. He claims he bought it as part of a rent to own agreement.
However, the owner and his family have been trying to get rid of Busby for years. An eviction order two years ago left Busby's trailer home almost in the road.
"They come in here with the law and hooked up to my trailer and drug it to there and left it there. That was two years ago," Busby said.
Alabama court records show there have been numerous hearings and appeals since 2009. FOX10 talked to lawyers on both sides who said Busby lost every court ruling.
But Busby is not budging and he has no plans to clean up his mess.
"If they want me to clean it up they need to give me the deed to the property, and I'll be glad to clean it up. But why should I clean it up for them to come in here and do what they done there? I clean it up, then they come in and say you got to go again. I ain't cleaning it up until I get some paperwork," Busby said.
Neighbors may be dealing with the eyesore indefinitely.
"When you get a big rain like we've had, all that stuff washes off into the road," neighbor Renee Royce said.
Just like the rain we've been getting, it appears there's no end in sight.
The attorney representing the family trying to evict Busby said the family can still file a trespassing action to get him off the property.
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