I’m renting a property that is split into 3 flats where mine is on the ground floor. There is a garden which is plit in 2 by a fence which i have one half and upstairs have the other. The entrance to my flat is through the side passage and my door is in the walkway that leads to the 2 gardens. Along this walkway is also the door that upstairs use to enter the garden. Along this walkway there are trees and its shared space as we both have doors along it.
My tennancy agreement says I’m resonsible for maintaing shrubs and hedges which I have done in my side of the garden. But landlady telling me I have to cut back the trees in the walkway as that is my access to the flat. But upstairs also have access but just use their front door. But when using their garden they do use the pathway and therefore it can’t be solely my space? Until I cut them back landlady will not give me new contract. My dispute is A) tennancy does not mention trees, just shrubs and hedges. B) Why should it be solely me to deal with when its not just my space?
Please could someone give me advice as I’m harding it difficult to find.