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Tenant refused to cut the grass saying she is still pregnant (over 13 months)

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« on: May 11, 2021, 04:33:26 PM »

Hi all experienced landlords,

We are the private landlord rented to a single mom with a 8 yrs old boy living in the house for almost 2 years (they actually living there since 2016 before we bought it), she started says she is pregnant since May 2020, but she claims there are no tests can show she is even had a blood test from hospital.

When everytime we asked her about when is the baby due she refused to answer.

The problem is...she uses this excuse not to cut the lawn because the vibration from using the electrical not good for her and she even asked us to change a new light bulb in the bathroom for her!

Can anyone help to tell us if there is anything we can do because we really don't know how to handle it!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2021, 04:35:36 PM »

Forget about the grass.

It's not up to you, really, whether the grass is cut or not.

All you should care about is whether the property is returned to you in the same condition it was when it was first let - minus fair wear and tear.

This means that if you let the property and the grass was well cut on the day of Check-In... you'd reasonably expect the grass to be well cut on the day of Check-Out.

What the Tenant does with their grass in the meantime is no business of yours... so why are you involved?
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2021, 04:46:49 PM »

Thanks for your prompt reply.

Actually we never get involved her life but she always phone up and this time says the lawn not been cut because she is pregnant.

Don't really know what is the purpose of the phone call but i understand it did say on the tenancy agreement tho.

Is there anything we need to concern about because she keep saying she is pregnant since last May (seems the baby should be born few months ago...but she still saying she is pregnant)

Much appreciated for your info.

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2021, 05:18:08 PM »

Like with bulbs, you politely and firmly point out - one time - that this is the responsibility of the Tenant. Then you disengage on that particular subject, for if it's raised again... or refer the Tenant to your previous response.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2021, 05:50:43 PM »

Thanks so much.

Will try to speak to her soon like what you said.
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« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2021, 06:01:36 PM »

The most obvious question you need to clarify-is she an elephant? If not,then I think the electrical vibrations from the mower might be very useful to bring labour on. 
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