RTA review fact sheet - Making changes to the property


Consultation status: CLOSED

Submissions closed at 5pm on 30 June 2020. 

Should a tenant be allowed to make certain changes to the property without a landlord's permission?

Possible options

  • Allow the tenant to make minor changes that do not impact the structural integrity of the property.
  • Allow a landlord to deny a request for minor changes, but only in certain circumstances or with a court order.

Tell us what you think...

  • What type of changes should a tenant be allowed to make to the property (for example, painting, or installing picture hooks or grab rails)?
  • When is it reasonable for a landlord to say no to minor changes?
  • Should a landlord be allowed to ask a tenant to pay a “modification bond” to cover the cost of restoring the property at the end of the tenancy agreement?
  • If there is a modification bond, what would be a fair amount?


Consumer Protection
Consultations / public comment
Last updated 01 Jul 2020

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