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What does your tenancy agreement say about the garden etc please?
Is the neighbour also a Council tenant?
My local council state the responsibility lies with the tenant for outside space this includes the maintenance of gardens, unless you are OAP the council will help. My point the fence is too the right-hand side therefore I feel the responsibility should be with the next door neighbour.
Yes the neighbour is also a council tenant.
I have read the online Tenancy Agreement which state the following; 5.8(a) you are responsible for the repair and maintenance of fences, gates paths and any garden or area that forms part of the property. However in the handbook it has listed under repairs - fences and gates could be repaired. Then under the title 'examples of the repairs you are responsible for - repairing fences. I also found under costs title - Hounslow Homes will arrange for the repair to carried out and charge the costs to you. What I do not know if the fence to the right-hand side is my responsibility. Please note the original fence was not fitted by me.
Have you told them that their council tenant has damage it?
Do you know the cost of fixing it?
The council are aware that the previous tenant damaged the fence and that the property was rented without of a fence to the current tenant. I made inquiries to the cost of 12 fence panels, not including Labour cost; £1,450. Please note the current tenant is unemployed.
Thank you. You should complain in writing to the Chief Executive of the Council. If it was a Council tenant that damaged it then they should make the tenant repair it.
Therefore you should write to the Chief Officer of the Council and make a formal complaint.
That office will investigate the matter which should hopefully resolve it.
If not then you can complain to the Local Government Ombudsman. They offer free, independent service and they can resolve the matter for you at: www.lgo.org.uk
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