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Hi I have a tenant that has allowed the rear of the garden to become excessively overgrown. I had asked them verbally to tidy it up and was told by them that their cat likes it that way. I did remind them it was in their tenancy to keep the garden in the same condition it was in when they took on the property, having been recently I have noticed it is still like a jungle.
Can I get a gardener in to do the garden on a regular basis and charge them a maintenance charge on their rent by increasing the rent by the amount charged by the garden contractor?
Should I just send a letter reminding them?
I noticed some people are saying they provide tools for garden maintenance that would mean 8-10 sets of tools. surely its up to the tenant to provide tools for the garden maintenance? They are after all the ones using it and getting the enjoyment from it.

19/10/2016 07:22

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