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Repairing Covenant and Garden Upkeep

From: Andrew
Date: 19 Jan 2003
Time: 15:46:39
Remote Name: 195.92.168.167

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As a tenant I always signed tenency agreements which contracted responsibility for garden upkeep to me (as the tenant). Now as a landlord I find a tenancy provided by a property management company has a similar clause affecting my tenenats. I have now read in a 'Law Pack' from WHSmiths that "Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the landlord must keep in repair....the exterior of the property" and goes on to say the "Landlord's obligations extend to ..... the garden (if any)" Surely if this Law Pack's interpretation is correct then this could mean that all tenancy agreements I've ever signed, as tenant or landlord, are attempting to contract against statutory law, and so such clauses are void. Is the law pack's interpretaion widely seen as being correct? or can I legally contract my tenants to be responsible for upkeep of their small gardens.


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