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Raleigh Landlords: Is Pruning Your Responsibility?

Outlining landscape maintenance responsibility is not always included in the lease agreement with your tenant. Raleigh landlords commonly agree that residents should handle landscaping when renting a single-family home. Moreover, they believe that tenants should also do weed removal, lawn watering, and lawn mowing. But, in terms of pruning bushes and trees, are tenants responsible for this?

Correct tree and bush trimming are frequently considered a property owner responsibility and an investment property expense. the majority of Raleigh landlords believe that it is illogical to expect a tenant climbing a 20-ft ladder just to trim the trees. What would you do if that same tenant experiences a fall from the ladder and breaks their leg? Who will be liable for that accident? …You of course, the property owner. So, Raleigh landlords should solely handle tree pruning in order to promote safety and security of tenants.

However, who will be responsible for the boxwood in the front yard? If done right, pruning increases the beauty of landscaped trees and shrubs, whereas, improper pruning may hurt or notably decrease the landscape potential of plants. Incorrect pruning methods may deform, impair, or even kill healthy plants. Are you aware that bad pruning ravages more trees than pests do? So it is smart not to prune instead of pruning plants without proper knowledge. To lengthen the life of your trees and bushes, handle the pruning task yourself instead of delegating that responsibility to your tenants.

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