Garden upkeep Health and Safety?

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11:32 AM, 21st September 2015
About 3 years ago

Garden upkeep Health and Safety?

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Garden upkeep Health and Safety?

I have just been informed by my letting agent, who fully manages my property.bush

That any Bush/Hedge over 5 ft is the duty of the landlord, due to health and safety issues.

Could I request that any one who has knowledge of this matter could enlighten me.

regards
apex



Comments

Bill Williams

14:25 PM, 21st September 2015
About 3 years ago

Not heard of this one. Personally I write it into the tenancy agreement that the tenant will maintain the hedge at a maximum height of 2 metres, where the property has a hedge.

Romain Garcin

14:48 PM, 21st September 2015
About 3 years ago

Ask them to quote you their source...

In any case, whether maintenance of something is the responsibility of the tenant or the landlord does not mean that they have to do it themselves.

Ian Ringrose

21:23 PM, 21st September 2015
About 3 years ago

It may be the agent does not wish to get sued if a tenant falls of a ladder when told to trim a hedge.

Neil Patterson

14:23 PM, 22nd September 2015
About 3 years ago

Health and Safety often has few defined rules.

It is all about risk assessments and mitigating areas that could foreseeably cause injury. Therefore it is often a judgement call.

Si G

10:40 AM, 26th September 2015
About 3 years ago

Look at the terms of the lease is garden maintenance included under the tenants obligations ? if not you will need to have it done, in which case amend the next lease

Teg's Dad

12:49 PM, 26th September 2015
About 3 years ago

Ask the agent to advise the specific legislation. If they cannot, then they are talking BS.


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