What Changes Can I Make to My Rental Property?

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When you move into a new rental property, you might want to change a few things around. While there’s no harm in adding your personal touch through furniture and decorations, there’re some things to consider for more permanent changes. 

According to Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA), you will have to seek approval from your property manager in writing if you want to make any significant changes to the property. For example, if you want to paint the walls a different colour, you must seek written permission from your property manager and landlord explaining why you think it’s a good idea. The property owner might consider giving you permission for changes like this if they think it will add value to the property. If you decide to make changes without approval, you will have to reinstate the property to the original condition at the end of your tenancy. But even if you don't get approval, there’re other ways around making changes to your rental property and make it more personalised, here’re some simple tips.

Telco upgrades are becoming common, with NBN services being installed in a lot of areas. If it's available in your area, it is likely that your internet provider will try disconnecting the old internet connection to opt for NBN. In this case, you will have no choice but to install NBN cable at your rental property. Beware that there’s drilling involved to install the cable, so you will have to seek permission from your property manager before your appointment with the technician. When in doubt, always ask your property manager before making any changes to your rental property. Get in touch with our team today.

It is important to keep in mind that newly proposed reforms can change some of these regulations above if it gets approved by the government. Learn more here.

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