A Tenant's right to make changes
Tenants can also fit improvements to the property, but they need to ask permission. This permission needs to be in writing, as does the request. Generally, a landlord can’t unreasonably refuse permission for a tenant to make minor improvements.
These improvements fall into a couple of categories.
· securing furniture to a wall, so it doesn’t fall over
· installing cleats and blind guides to secure cords
· child safety gates
· window safety locks
· installing flyscreens
· window coverings
· hooks for hanging pictures
· additional planting plants such as vegetables, flowers or shrubs if they will not grow more than 2 metres
· installing an internet connection
These improvements are at the tenant’s expense. An owner can agree to pay but they don’t have to