Q: Is renter or owner responsible to replace sod in yard?
I have tried methods to resolve over the 3 years I have lived in this house. Nothing held up. All other houses around me have added new sod over that time. I have had several companies come out to assist. All recommend new sod. Landlord is saying this is my responsibility. A daily fine will begin soon if not cured. I have asked and begged the landlord for help and any other option. Is this typically the responsibility of the renter? 5 months remaining on lease...
A: It depends on the terms of your lease, but I expect that the local government or HOA (whichever is threatening the fine) will have to go after your landlord.
Bruce Alexander Minnick agrees with this answer
A: Unless your lease says otherwise, if you are renting a place inside a gated community (or under the control of an HOA), the HOA cannot fine you for not having new or better sod--because having nice sod is the owner's responsibility. If the HOA will send a warning letter to the owner that would probably solve the problem.
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