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Gardens offer a space to enjoy leisure activities, keep fit and are a good way to show pride in your home and community.

If you have a garden as part of your council home, you will be responsible for keeping it neat and tidy.  If you end your tenancy, you should also leave it reasonably well maintained, ready for the next tenant.

Those who have purchased their home under the ‘right to buy’ also have a responsibility to maintain their garden areas to a ‘reasonable’ standard.  This responsibility is set out in the tenancy agreement and within the ‘right to buy’ covenant for owners. 

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