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Can I decorate?

Would a landlord usually allow tenants to decorate their property considering you are letting long term? I have seen some nice places but the decor really puts me off.

Asked on Jul 23 2010, Home Improvement in Lochgelly | Report content

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  • They certainly would as long as you agree with them exactly what it is you are planning. Remodeling however is generally not allowed.

    Answered on Jul 30 2010, Report content
  • A landlords primary concern when it comes to allowing tenants to decorate is the colours used and the likelihood that the tenant could devalue the property with a really bad paint job. That said it most private landlords will welcome the proposition so don't be afraid to make your suggestions as a bargaining chip when it comes to signing a lease.

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    Answered on Aug 24 2010, Report content
  • I would think most landlords would welcome a tenant decorating as long as it was done to a good standard and as previous answers not too personalised. My sister is in a long term rental and has a very good relationship with the landlord as has redecorated, put down new flooring all with his permission as it is increasing the value of the property

    Answered on Sep 20 2010, Report content
  • Hi, We believe that in most cases that if you are able to complete the re-decoration to a good standard and are able to re-decorate in neutral colours then this should not be a problem to re-decorate as it is improving the quality of the home for the landlord. We would however suggest that you provide the landlord with details of redecoration and make sue that it documented that you are able to decorate otherwise at the end of your tenancy agreement you may be liable to re-decorate back to its original condition or pay for redecoration. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 13 2013, Report content

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