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Who’s Responsible? The LA Rental Home Lawn Care Debate

Is it my responsibility to mow the lawn in my rental home? Who rakes the leaves or pulls the weeds?

A good looking lawn requires a lot of hard work and is a source of pride for any homeowner, but what if you don’t live in your home? 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’s a rental property?

What are the expectations and responsibilities of the tenant/landlord relationship when it comes to lawn care?

rental-yard-300x193As a property owner, you want to make sure your lawn looks good, is healthy and well taken care of. 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 RPM Choice suggest 3 different strategies for lawn care; Self-service, full service, and an a-la-carte-agreement. There are pros and cons to all three strategies and you want to make sure you consider all rules, regulations and laws in your local municipalities and home owner associations (HOA’s).

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