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Common Questions – Asked by Landlords

27 May 2013 Richmond 0 Comment

Does the tenant have to provide a receipt of professional carpet cleaning at the end of a tenancy?

This term is not enforceable. As Section 69 of the Act states that ‘It is a term of a residential tenancy agreement that, at the end of the tenancy, the tenant must give the premises & ancillary property back to the landlord in a reasonable condition & in a reasonable state of cleanliness’. The issue at the end of the tenancy is whether carpets are left in a reasonable condition, not whether they’ve been professionally cleaned.


Can the tenant be responsible to prune fruit trees, vines, shrubs and dispose of all clippings during the lease?

This condition cannot be enforced. A tenant is responsible to maintain the property and gardens in a reasonable condition. That does not include specialised work such as pruning, trimming of ornamental trees & shrubs. The pruning of fruit trees and rose bushes are also not the responsibility of the tenant. The tenant runs a grave risk of receiving a complaint from the landlord of inappropriate and inexpert trimming of permanent plantings.

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