Garden maintenance

Keeping your garden tidy

Tenants should ensure that their gardens are tidy and are kept free from excessive weeds and litter. This includes bulky items like fridges, other white goods, and furniture.

If your garden is overgrown or untidy, we will contact you to find out why you are not maintaining your garden. If there is no particular reason why you cannot maintain your garden, we will encourage you to resolve the problem yourself or with help from family and friends. We will usually agree a time frame for you to carry out the work. We will check on progress until the problem is resolved.

If you do not sort out the problem within a reasonable period of time, we may consider taking legal action to resolve the problem. This can include undertaking work in partnership with the council's Enforcement Team. This will be rechargeable to the holders of the tenancy, as per the council's contract rates.

We check on the condition of gardens periodically through our patch walk process which helps us to identify environmental issues in the area.