Don`t be confrontational. Gardening is, it`s hard work and the tenant may not have the tools to mow more than. This should have been discussed when signing the lease, but now you know what will happen. I am a tenant and the lease says the landlord does “lawn maintenance” while I take care of the pool. There are bushes growing and the gardener said I could pay him for sorting, but I don`t feel like it`s my responsibility, so I asked. The owner said he would not pay. Any advice? What is the legal definition of the term “lawn” real estate in OH? For a reasonably thinking person, lawn and “yard” are not interchangeable terms with identical definitions. A “garden” gives the feeling of a growing field (wild or not), while lawn seems to be a unique notion as the uniform growth of grassy grasses. This question applies to the issue of lawn care when a rental agreement does not contain other details or definitions.
Thank you. While there may be laws about the appearance of a lawn or real estate, lawn care agreements are largely determined by location and the local market. Dog droppings are considered bio-hazardous waste and are not included in the maintenance of the landscape. Try to see a dog disposal service. The official document of the lease contains a power that is not appreciated enough. Now, as an owner, you already have tons of responsibilities on your head; You don`t want to add the garden to your list, mow, cut and wait. To do this, you can use the power granted to you by a lease. But there is a catch that this agreement can work if the tenant`s responsibilities are clear and defined, otherwise there may be disagreement. Landlords should remember, however, that there are few tenants who take care of the lawn as much as they would expect. Here`s what I would do: Give the tenant 5 days to heal that breach of lease (or whatever your lease says about curing the offenses). Tell him that if he doesn`t, you`ll hire someone who will come in and fix things, and he can either pay for it or he has to move – it`s a breach of lease. The tenant`s role in lawn care is largely determined by the owner, both parties must be sure of the specific roles that each party will play in lawn care.
Thank you for sharing this information, Tiffany! It`s great to spread this information so that people are aware of their own lawn care rules If a full-service agreement isn`t possible and a self-service agreement is untenable, landlords and tenants might consider collaborating to maintain the lawn. A la carte agreements allocate due diligence obligations, so that both parties have an appropriate level of responsibility. The key is to distribute tasks in such a way that tenants and landlords feel less burden. Our landlord found in our lease that we have to take care of the rake of the leaves in the yard. That is what we did. But now the grass becomes very tall, and no one cuts the grass. Isn`t it the owner`s responsibility to mow the lawn and make sure it`s beautiful? We can`t talk to our landlord because he yrcies at us and refuses to discuss anything, including repairs. What can or should we do about this problem? Every year, new landlords expect their tenants to do basic gardening work, and every year new landlords are disappointed. Most tenants don`t care about outdoor maintenance; Even though garden maintenance is part of the rental agreement, few tenants understand the effort that landlords expect to make a farm attractive and lively. One of the problems facing these large REITs is landscape management. In the past, tenants were responsible for the maintenance of the farm.
Rental agreements usually mention garden maintenance only when it comes to the lawn mower, but this creates a problem. Lawn mowing is a small part of proper lawn maintenance, and it`s common for tenants to ignore or forget their responsibilities.. . . .