Looking After a Garden – is it the Tenants Responsibility?

Gardens are without doubt a great property feature that it is always going to be nice to have. If a property comes with a garden, it can achieve higher rental values – especially if the property has its own private garden. However, it can be difficult if the tenants aren’t willing to maintain the garden properly. In this instance, whose responsibility is it – the tenants or the landlords?

In general, tenants will be expected to maintain their own gardens. However, this will differ from property to property. Some landlords will prefer to look after a garden themselves to make sure it stays in good condition, which is justification for those higher rental costs. Some landlords may even employ a gardener to look after the garden. In a block of flats, a garden should be looked after by a management company, who will take care of all the communal areas of the building.