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Who maintains the front yard in your development.

Discussion in 'Landscaping' started by QbiK Evolution, 27th Jan, 2016.

  1. QbiK Evolution

    QbiK Evolution Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone I have a question for you.
    I have a triplex development at home where I removed the existing front yard and replaced with a couple of visitor parking bays and a very easy to maintain native gardens.

    Who do you hold responsible for this maintenance,
    Do you split it between all 3 tenants,
    Give it solely to the front tenant,
    Or hire someone and pay the cost yourself?
     
  2. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    If it's common area, then get a commoner to do it. Otherwise consider getting a gardener/handyperson/cleaner.
     
  3. WestOz

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    Personally, I'll do a full tidy up of that sort of common grounds stuff (low maint) when there to do maint/prep on a vacant to relet.
    Between that if tenants can't be stuffed keeping their surroundings tidy between them why should I care, I don't have to live there looking at it. Espec when they leave the bins out front for days....

    How's that fair? perhaps for lower rent or some form of benefit

    Other 2 options are much the same
     
  4. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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  5. QbiK Evolution

    QbiK Evolution Well-Known Member

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    Yep front verge not technically on my title.

    I was leaning towards the front tenant as the irrigation is connected to their taps and it's meant to be there responsibility to keep things watered.
    I usually do it myself but have been away for 14 months now and won't be back for another 6.

    So trying to decide what to do.

    I think the easiest would be to pay a contractor.
    If anyone has any recommendations for gardeners north of the river Perth let me know.
     
  6. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Honestly - tenants won't give two figs about the front verge ... you'll be lucky if they look after the bit they legally have to look after. I'd pay a mowing guy $50 a fortnight to trim it up on his way home
     
  7. JacM

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    A Jeremy Active Member

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    I have a landscaper that mows the verge and tenants take care of any gardens or lawns that they have.


    Jeremy