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If the lease agreement does not specify who is responsible for mowing the lawn, many landlords and tenants take a common sense approach to the problem. When it comes to caring for the exterior of the property,a tenantgenerally takes responsibility for that in a single family home rental.

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  • Who is responsible for lawn care in a rental property?

  • This type of lawn care agreement leaves the tenant responsible for all aspects of lawn care. Anything that needs doing, is to be done by the tenant. This includes mowing, weeding, fertilizing, watering, mulching, cleaning gutters,etc.

  • Can a landlord and tenant work together to care for the lawn?

  • If a full-service agreement isn possible and a self-service agreement is untenable, landlords and tenants might consider working together to care for the lawn. A-la-carte agreements divvy up the duties of yard care so both parties have an appropriate level of responsibility.

  • 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.

  • What does a landlord have to do with yard maintenance?

  • In most instances the landlord would contract a professional lawn care service to conduct regular lawn care duties. In climates where snow is common, snow removal would often be included in the yard maintenance as well.