Grass has thinned around edges

So, I have a tenant who is due to vacate shortly.

PM took photos of grass and gardens saying they need urgent watering attn from tenant.

The grass has receeded by about 1 metre around the edges, is this a bond issue or just 'wear n tear'?
 
Thanks Y, this property is in far north Queensland.. there is no excuse to not water.

Hey well that's why you need to put all the info in your first post :)

Maybe it's flood/cyclone damage? :D

Tell them you'lll overlook it if they can send some water down here.

The Y-man
 
Queensland gets most of its rain in summer, and lawns DO tend to die off a bit in winter. Even FNQ has dry spells.
First good downpour and the grass will recover within days.
This is a very minor matter, and I can't see any tribunal upholding a claim against the tenant.
Marg
 
Just mowing and edging .....

Our experience with the tribunal is that, essentially, despite what the leases say about tending gardens etc etc all they will ever uphold is (a) mowing and if your lucky (b) "doing" the edges. Tenants are not expected to weed gardens, or prune or trim trees etc. They're not expected to water. Pretty basic.

Of course you can "put up a fight" for your cracked foundations and your dead plants before the bond is refunded, but if they choose to got to the tribunal, that's our experience.

Interested to hear other experiences. Maybe we're just unlucky.
(Hence our IPs tend to have MOSTLY lawn ...)
LL
 
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