Tenant or landlord issue

onthehoof

Member
Location
Cambs
We rent a 10 acre grass field that has a brook along one side, in the past the EA have maintained it and kept it clear, but now trying to say it is riparian owners responsibility.
There is a row of massive willow trees along side of brook, one of which has fallen completely in and several others have shed branches.
It would cost thousands to clear brook out and pollard remaining trees.
Is it our responsibility as tenant - the tenancy doesn’t mention the trees?, or Landlord, or do we tell the EA to get stuffed.
Have heard in past of them doing work and then charging for work done.
 

Goweresque

Member
Location
North Wilts
On the basis that if suddenly the trees were worth a fortune for some bizarre reason I'd bet a pound to a penny the landlord would be claiming them as his responsibility, I'd say its entirely down to the landlord. Especially if there's nothing in the tenancy about maintenance of trees. If the EA come knocking give them the landlords address and let the two of them fight it out.
 

Dry Rot

Member
On the basis that if suddenly the trees were worth a fortune for some bizarre reason I'd bet a pound to a penny the landlord would be claiming them as his responsibility, I'd say its entirely down to the landlord. Especially if there's nothing in the tenancy about maintenance of trees. If the EA come knocking give them the landlords address and let the two of them fight it out.
I'd agree with that, The LL supplies, as a minimum, the fixed equipment to farm the land and the tenant supplies the rest, subject of course to any agreement to the contrary which should be in writing. If it ain't written, those rules should surely apply.

The exception to the relationship is when the holding is a croft where the LL supplies the land in an unimproved state and the tenant owns all the "improvements", i.e. buildings, fences, etc.
 
We rent a 10 acre grass field that has a brook along one side, in the past the EA have maintained it and kept it clear, but now trying to say it is riparian owners responsibility.
There is a row of massive willow trees along side of brook, one of which has fallen completely in and several others have shed branches.
It would cost thousands to clear brook out and pollard remaining trees.
Is it our responsibility as tenant - the tenancy doesn’t mention the trees?, or Landlord, or do we tell the EA to get stuffed.
Have heard in past of them doing work and then charging for work done.
Good luck with any negotiations with the EA... if necessary! :( We have been having fun and games with STW and the EA, but I've now let them squabble amongst themselves...

The EA seem to prefer watercourses blocked these days, to "slow down rainfall entering the main rivers"...! :rolleyes:
 

Forum statistics

Threads
175,885
Messages
4,012,281
Members
44,046
Latest member
Seamus Donnelly

Project Lamport 2020

  • 321
  • 0

Project Lamport, now in its seventh year, is the UK’s leading R&D trials event. The original concept aimed to develop a cultural approach to blackgrass control, but has since evolved over the years. The site now explores improving soil health, as well as a comprehensive research project that investigates the impact of cultivations, compaction and cover crops on soil structure, organic matter and microbiology.

Expect weekly updates on Project Lamport, allowing you to participate in the entire journey rather than just the final product. These updates conclude with the official Project Lamport site demonstration and a live Q&A with our experts on the 15th of July.

Read more about the different systems at...
Top