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Tenant responsibilities user banned
9th May '13

We rent a house. It's our responsibility to mow the lawn.



Who should supply the lawn mower, us or the landlord?



Personally I say landlord because why would I buy a lawn mower when I rent? If I end up moving into a place that doesn't have a yard or is taken care of by maintenance (like the previous 5 years) what would I do with a lawn mower?



Our landlord however expects us to buy one...

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
9th May '13

hmm, I'm not sure...does it say anything about it in the lease? I would think lawn care would be included in the rent.

JacquiLuvsChristopher 17 kids; 1 angel baby; Pennsylvania 74 posts
9th May '13

The landlord

PJ&C Due November 26; 1 child; Arizona 18478 posts
9th May '13

I would say you, but you can also hire someone or barrow someone?

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15522 posts
9th May '13

Thats like saying why should you buy cleaning supplies when you rent. You live in the house the upkeep is your responsibility.

What's wrong, flat face? TTC since Jul 2012; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Texas 13678 posts
9th May '13

No because when you live in a house you are renting it is your responsibility to maintain it and the yard is part of that maintenance.

PJ&C Due November 26; 1 child; Arizona 18478 posts
9th May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):</b>" Thats like saying why should you buy cleaning supplies when you rent. You live in the house the upkeep is your responsibility."</blockquote>



i like how you put it.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
9th May '13

You, its your responsibility for the upkeep as the tenant so its yours to get what you need for the upkeeping.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
9th May '13
Quoting tonys_mama(army wife):" Thats like saying why should you buy cleaning supplies when you rent. You live in the house the upkeep is your responsibility."

There's another tenant though, so why are we buying the lawn mower?

SherryandMatt TTC since Jan 2012; 1 child; 6 angel babies; Arizona 3371 posts
9th May '13

I would totally expect to be the one to take care of the lawn in the home that I chose to rent. That is part of of keeping up your property. You can buy a used/refurbished one pretty cheap and sell it when you are done with it. But I would never expect anyone else to mow my lawn if it was a house.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
9th May '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" hmm, I'm not sure...does it say anything about it in the lease? I would think lawn care would be included in the rent."

Nope but I remember him telling us we had to mow it, guess we should have talked about how previous to summer ahahaha

weefee 1 child; Paris, France 401 posts
9th May '13

It probably depends if it is a furnished or non furnished appart. If it came furnished then the landlord should buy it - that's how it works here anyway.

user banned 1 child; Germany 12377 posts
9th May '13
Quoting SherryandMatt:" I would totally expect to be the one to take care of the lawn in the home that I chose to rent. That ... [snip!] ... one pretty cheap and sell it when you are done with it. But I would never expect anyone else to mow my lawn if it was a house. "

No no, I don't expect anyone to mow it... I'm talking about the actual purchase of a lawn mower.



I was thinking of buying a used one though, I don't have money for a brand new one lol

kthx. TTC since Nov 2012; Cleves, Ohio 65258 posts
9th May '13
Quoting Rd.:" There's another tenant though, so why are we buying the lawn mower?"


So it's a house but has like 2 levels.. both rented out? Something like that?



Then I'd ask the other tenant to go half in on a lawn mower. If they refuse -- don't mow the lawn. When your landlord says something about it, tell them you aren't doing it until the other tenant forks up the other half to buy a lawn mower.

Michelle Fildes 2 kids; Lehigh Acres, Florida 590 posts
9th May '13

Any place I've ever rented, I have always had to supply my own lawn mower or hire a landscaping company. Unless the landlord included landscaping in the rent, in which case, the rent was higher.



Maybe he would do that for you? Just hire a landscaper and raise your rent up that amount?