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Rental redecoration.

If you rent a property, are you allowed to redecorate it? Or is it a matter that is subject to contract, ie the landlord may say yes or no, dependent on their preference?

Asked on Sep 9 2013, Renting in Church Stretton | Report content

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  • Hi, We would advise that you take a look over your tenancy agreement and check whether redecoration is permitted, however if you have any queries we would suggest you speak to your Estate Agent or Landlord and double check. In most cases we see it as fine as long as the redecoration is conducted to a sufficient standard and also in neutral colours. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 9 2013, Report content
  • Hi Njw1975, Decorating a rental property, as mentioned above, can all come down to your individual agreement with your landlord. For some it may be the case that they have the freedom to decorate their property in any way they want, while some will not be able to in any instance. Most will fall somewhere in the middle though, but it is always better to check to make sure. If your landlord does allow decoration, there are a couple of things to consider in order to make sure that you don't end up out of pocket though. First off, you want to make sure the job is done well. If you do a poor job, it can stop the landlord finding a new tenant, and you may be forced to pay for the redecoration at the end of your tenancy. Similarly, you need to ask the owner what colours you can use in your redesign for the same reason. Many thanks, Scott

    Answered on Sep 25 2013, Report content

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