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I recently moved into a duplex house, which was just renovated completely from top to bottom. However, I think the tenants who lived here before were hoarders, or just overall really messy (which is why the house needed to be completely renovated.) After the previous tenants moved out, and all of the renovations were complete- we moved in to the house and now the yard is covered in building supplies and lots, I mean LOTS, of broken glass and other various sharp objects and trash.

Is that something the property manager needs to take care of for me? I have been outside trying to clean up some of it for a few days and the amount of glass is just overwhelming. It's to the point that I cant trust that my children can go outside and play without the risk of hurting themselves on the glass or building material.

I dont know if I have posted this in the right category, everything on this forum seems to be for the Landlord about the tenant, but I am a tenant looking for information about the landlord.

Anyways, if you can help or have insight, that would be great. THanks!

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In general, the tenant is responsible for throwing out their own garbage. If this isn't your garbage, then you should contact the landlord/property manager to have it removed. It's his/her responsibility to remove the refuse if it belonged to past tenant or if it's renovation debris. Not doing so affects your tenancy which isn't fair. Good luck.

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send to landlord in writing to have it cleaned and reoved

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Throwing out the garbage is the first thing which we need to take into consideration while maintaining and cleaning the yard.

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If the trash was their when you moved in, the LL is responsible for cleaning it up. This is a safety hazard. If you or your kids get hurt, LL gets a nice lawsuit against him.


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Reply with quote  #6 
If your lease calls for tenant lawn care, maintain the lawn as if you own the property. Your landlord will appreciate it and you are more likely to enjoy the property. Perhaps some thoughts?

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