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Tenants too lazy to tend

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Why does South Tyneside Council allocate rental properties with gardens attached to lazy people who have no interest in maintaining the outside of the properties.

Surely, there must be many able-bodied people living in flats who qualify for this type of accommodation, who would be willing to spend time tending the gardens.

I was under the impression that ongoing care was part of the tenancy agreement.

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