Mowing the lawn and general clearance. The residents (4) have no equipment to maintain the front and back gardens. They inherited a dreadful mess including several pieces of scrap articles which they repeatedly asked the landlord to remove. The garden has been strimmed and a piece of false grass has been laid to cover the mud bath that they inherited. Residents have complained about the lack of maintenance to the front, but they do not possess any equipment to maintain it. The landlord has asked them to deal with it yet he did not do anything to clear the garden before they arrived. This has been going on for several months.
So to be absolutely clear - the residents , in a way, are in a state of "impasse"? As in, they could insist that he deals with the garden, because of the state in which it was in when they first moved, but he is under no real obligation to do so. It is really this word "maintenance".; as in, because the garden was not "maintained" when they moved in, he could be liable to "make good" in retrospect? But I gather that this would be difficult to enforce? Is this a correct summary? - Sorry, I just need to know how far we can push. He is a totally unscrupulous man and this is one of many many battles.!
Thank you very much. This man is the worst landlord we have ever had to deal with - and we have dealt with probably 20 different ones in our time!
I shall see what we can do.
Incidentally, this has been a very good service. Thank you again.