Rental Agreement For Yard

April 11, 2021

I am a tenant who rents a house in FL and the rental agreement says that the tenant must “let the farm get mowed, hedges and trees cut down, hedge weeds, sidewalks and yard without garbage and debris. Any holes or hazardous conditions must be corrected. The farm must be irrigated at least 3 times a week. I have lived here for 11 months and I have receipts to prove that I have filled in the above. I am a model tenant, I always pay the rent by the hour, etc. Quick background: My rental contract lists the real estate broker/manager as owner and property manager. The person who owns the house is not named and has not signed my lease. According to the rental instructions, my rents are paid to the manager and not to the individual landlord. Despite my respect for the above turf maintenance layout, the garden has a considerable amount of dead areas surrounded by healthy grass. The owner of the house received a letter from the HOA asking him to replace the dead grass. The manager emailed me the letter: “Please look and see how you can work in the places they mentioned.” After receiving this email, I put grass seeds and watered regularly (I kept the receipts and took pictures of seeds on the floor), but I`m not a landscaper. Ten days ago and the seeds apparently did not “take”, the bare spots are still bald. Out of curiosity, I asked my lawnman what it would cost to replace the grass. He said work and cost -400 dollars.

As you can see from the lawn layout above, my rental agreement does not mention the responsibility to replace dead grass. Isn`t that the responsibility of the owner or property owner/manager? Can the owner/manager/owner argue that my refusal to replace the dead grass is somehow contrary to the lease agreement and that this is a reason not to renew the lease? My rental agreement is until 30.06.17. Thank you for reading and your advice. I suggest your daughter check her lease to see who was legally responsible for the maintenance of the shipyard. If the rental agreement stipulated that the girl was responsible for the maintenance of the landscaping, she must comply. If the owner is responsible, your daughter has an appeal. If no one is cited as responsible, she can deny that it is not something she accepted at the time of moving in, but it can be considered implicit in her condition.


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