Q: If your residence has a shared yard (such as a duplex) who is responsible for yard maintance?
Question as stated above.
Also, what is the legal requirement for a landlord replacing carpet between tenants?
A: The lease, if it was properly written, should say who is responsible for what items as to lawn care and maintenance. If the duplex is side-by-side it should be easy to do one half; if it's an up/down then it becomes more interesting.
There is no legal requirement at all for a landlord to replace carpet at any time. When you move in you need to make sure the move-in inspection accurately states the condition of the carpet; bonus points for a move-in video or pictures of the apartment.
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