Your Home

Your Garden

Am I responsible for looking after my garden?

If your Council home has a garden, you as the tenant are responsible for looking after your garden. This includes:

  • Cutting any grass
  • Keeping gardens yards or driveways tidy and free of rubbish
  • Keeping any shrubs, trees and hedges at a reasonable height, not allowing them to overhang a neighbouring property or communal areas.

The Council is responsible for maintaining existing main access paths (but not garden paths), steps, fences to mark the boundary of the property walls.

Housing Tenancy Management
Tel: 01437 764551


ID: 1727, revised 13/09/2022