Repairs - Alterations and Renovations

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You can only make alterations or additions with the written permission of the landlord (cl 67). However, their consent should not be unreasonably withheld (cl 68).
Keep in mind that if you act without permission, you risk eviction for breach, and improvements or fixtures you install may become property of the landlord if you
don’t remove them when you leave. You would not be paid or compensated in this case.

The RTA prohibits any requirement on you to make any improvements, alterations or repairs to the premises as a condition of getting the tenancy (s15(3)), and a tenant cannot be required to improve the premises (cl 65).


Information supplied courtesy of the Tenants Union of ACT

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