Neighbours have alerted me that the garden of my rental property is beginning to get a bit overgrown and may need tidying up.
I want to get this sorted as soon as possible – who is responsible for this?
It is important to make sure you know where you stand when it comes to the garden to avoid potential disputes over its maintenance and upkeep. Therefore, the question of whose responsibility it is should be included in your tenancy agreement.
Your agreement may require your tenant to carry out basic maintenance of the garden such as mowing the grass, to keep it to a similar standard as it was let to them in. If this is the case, then you are within your rights to point out to the tenant that the contract requires them to maintain the garden.
Your agreement may state that this is the responsibility of the Landlord. Therefore, you may wish to notify the tenant that you or a gardener (on your behalf) will be visiting the property to carry out the external maintenance of the garden.
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