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Welcome to the next instalment of "Legal FAQs Month" on Property Tribes.The content is powered by our legal partner, Anthony Gold Solicitors, and partner David Smith has recorded over 20 videos answering the most commonly asked legal and compliance questions on Property Tribes.Property Tribes will be featuring one video per day throughout April.Today, David advises on whether a landlord has to supply garden implements, such as a lawnmower:Catch up:#1 - Changing of locks during a tenancy #2 - Remedies when tenant will not allow access for Gas Safety inspection, repairs etc #3 - Does a rent increase trigger a new AST?#4 - What can a landlord do if they want to serve a Section 21 notice but have not protected the deposit?#5 - What to do if tenant will not allow viewings #6 - What to do if tenant has not left after a Section 21 notice has expired #7 - How to tell if tenant has abandoned a rental property#8 - Tenant has left behind rubbish and belongings#9 - One tenant wants to leave tenancy and be replaced by another Stay tuned to "Legal FAQs month" all this month on Property Tribes - tune in daily for a new video and get those burning questions answered!SEE ALSO - Landlord cut down trees in our gardenUP NEXT - Tenants built a concrete post fence in garden DON'T MISS - Gardener?NOW WATCH:
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But if you do supply an electric lawnmower, then of all the possible items of equipment you could supply - it's the one that would need portable appliance testing (PAT) most often, and / or give specific guidance on user inspecting equipment before use.
DISCLAIMER just my personal opinion - for legal advice consult a qualified professional grown-up.
Except that landlords have no obligation to do PAT tests
TDS have supplied some guidance on dealing with garden disputes >>> here. Tenancy agreement clauses should detail:
" - Which areas of the garden the tenants are responsible for, such as; the front garden, rear garden and any side alleys;
" - Which areas fall outside of the tenant’s remit, such as maintenance of large and independent trees or plants;
" - What state the tenant is to return the garden in – this is most likely expected to be a well-maintained state, similar to how it was at the start of the tenancy;
" - Specifically detail whether tenants must take responsibility for cutting the grass, tidying flowerbeds, and sweeping up leaves."