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If you are renting a single family house,the usual arrangement is that thetenant cuts the grass at no charge to the landlord. He is considered also renting the grounds and needs to keep them in shape just as he is to keep the inside of this home in shape. If you don’t do it someone has to,most cities demand the property be kept up.

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  • What is the rental home lawn care debate?

  • The rental home lawn care debate is a very common issue that should be addressed, agreed upon and put into your rental agreement or lease. If your home is occupied by tenants, ask yourself these questions: Does a tenant take as much pride in your lawn as you do? Can you expect your property to be taken care of as well if it a rental property?

  • Who is responsible for mowing the lawn in a rental property?

  • If the lease agreement you signed specifies that the tenant is responsible for upkeep of the yard, that includes mowing. The landlord should provide the lawn mower for you, but it is your responsibility to maintain the lawn.

  • Does the landlord or tenant have the final word on lawn care?

  • The lease will have the final word on many landlord-tenant disputes, and that includes the issue of lawn care. In most cases, it is not practical to expect your tenants to maintain their own lawn. Making sure your property is presentable to future tenants is a responsibility that falls on you, the landlord.

  • How do I deal with a future tenant for lawn care?

  • Discussing your concerns and expectations with a future tenant is recommended as is documenting your agreed upon terms in your rental contract or lease. Our professionals at Real Property Management suggest 3 different strategies for lawn care; Self-service, full service, and an a-la-carte-agreement.