Gardens and sheds
Your garden and shed
You're responsible for maintaining your garden, keeping it clean, tidy and cutting the grass. You're also responsible for maintaining and repairing your shed if you have one.
If you have a shared garden we'll maintain it. The cost of this is usually included within your service charges.
You're usually responsible for maintaining trees in your own garden; check your tenancy for details. We're responsible for trees in the shared areas that we own. More information on tree maintenance can be found here.
It's important to prevent harmful weeds and invasive plants from spreading around your property. A invasive plant to be aware of is Japanese knotweed.
It can be managed quite easily; if it's dealt with as soon as possible to reduce the chance of it spreading.
You don't have to remove Japanese knotweed but you could be fined up to £5,000 or given a community protection notice for causing a nuisance if you allow Japanese knotweed to grow on anyone else's property.
Our grounds management team at Chequers have a specialist Japanese knotweed team who treat outbreaks of the fast growing weed. If you'd like more information call Chequers on 0208 665 67 46 or visit www.gov.uk.