Posted: 09/04/2014 at 14:48
My thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd think it was in my interest to provide a cheap lawnmower.
Trouble for a Landlord is unlike supplying things like fridge (aka plug in, turn on, if it tips over on you that's because you were most likely doing something dodgy) is if a person injured themselves using a lawn mower provided to them where does the Landlord stand in terms of not being sued that it was unsafe / they weren't risk assessed / trained to use it and all other sorts of daft things that stand in the way of common sense? The law is often so wishy washy and people are scared of getting sued over the silliest of things that its often easier not to bother.
Point taken - in that case, my thoughts are that if I was the landlord I'd either mow it myself, pay someone else to mow it or pave or gravel the lot!