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Hi, I would appreciate any advice.

We signed up for a year's lease on a 2 bed cottage last year, renewal is due next month.

When we first signed the lease, the landlady promised to get a tree surgeon in to deal with the overgrown trees in the background. We have an overgrown eucalyptus and apple tree, plus another eucalyptus growing close to the house which in high winds last year, shed several branches in our neighbours' gardens.

After many emails and phone calls, she arranged for a tree surgeon to come around and quote. He is reputable - indeed he is contracted by the local council. He told us that the eucalyptus nearest to the house was dangerous and would continue to shed branches. Eventually it would cause subsidence in the house. The other trees needed trimming back drastically, giving us 50% more light in the garden and quoted between 1 and 2k for the job.

Bearing in mind that this is a one-off and we are paying £1400 a month in rent, she has described this as 'way too high' and will be getting other quotes, nearly a month has gone by since that communication.

We don't want to move as we are settled and it's our furniture, so moving would be a major upheaval but bearing in mind the lease is up next month, how can we galvanise her to get this work done?

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Hi, I would appreciate any advice.

We signed up for a year's lease on a 2 bed cottage last year, renewal is due next month.

When we first signed the lease, the landlady promised to get a tree surgeon in to deal with the overgrown trees in the background. We have an overgrown eucalyptus and apple tree, plus another eucalyptus growing close to the house which in high winds last year, shed several branches in our neighbours' gardens.

After many emails and phone calls, she arranged for a tree surgeon to come around and quote. He is reputable - indeed he is contracted by the local council. He told us that the eucalyptus nearest to the house was dangerous and would continue to shed branches. Eventually it would cause subsidence in the house. The other trees needed trimming back drastically, giving us 50% more light in the garden and quoted between 1 and 2k for the job.

Bearing in mind that this is a one-off and we are paying £1400 a month in rent, she has described this as 'way too high' and will be getting other quotes, nearly a month has gone by since that communication.

We don't want to move as we are settled and it's our furniture, so moving would be a major upheaval but bearing in mind the lease is up next month, how can we galvanise her to get this work done?

If the tree surgeons opinion is that it is dangerous you could threaten breach of contract as there is always an implied term that they landlord will maintain the safety of the property - you might also be allowed to act and recover the expense.  Otherwise you need to keep chasing her.

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Hi, I would appreciate any advice.

We signed up for a year's lease on a 2 bed cottage last year, renewal is due next month.

When we first signed the lease, the landlady promised to get a tree surgeon in to deal with the overgrown trees in the background. We have an overgrown eucalyptus and apple tree, plus another eucalyptus growing close to the house which in high winds last year, shed several branches in our neighbours' gardens.

After many emails and phone calls, she arranged for a tree surgeon to come around and quote. He is reputable - indeed he is contracted by the local council. He told us that the eucalyptus nearest to the house was dangerous and would continue to shed branches. Eventually it would cause subsidence in the house. The other trees needed trimming back drastically, giving us 50% more light in the garden and quoted between 1 and 2k for the job.

Bearing in mind that this is a one-off and we are paying £1400 a month in rent, she has described this as 'way too high' and will be getting other quotes, nearly a month has gone by since that communication.

We don't want to move as we are settled and it's our furniture, so moving would be a major upheaval but bearing in mind the lease is up next month, how can we galvanise her to get this work done?

I've had a load of tree work done in recent years and unless you get a bunch of chancers in on the cheap that price sounds in the right ballpark.

I'd always pay that little bit extra and go with pro's who know their trees, do it properly and have insurance.

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