“Can I do minor repairs on my rental? If so, what sort of minor repairs am I allowed to do? Do I have to ask for the owner’s permission?” – Tenant, QLD
We asked the Director/Licensee and Head of Property Management at Homes4U, Mareea Wilkinson, for her advice.
“It is never recommended that a tenant do any repairs or maintenance on their tenanted property, but some tenants do wish to be a little independent,” Mareea said.
“The one thing which we never allow is plumbing, electrical or safety repairs and definitely no cleaning out of gutters.”
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Mareea Wilkinson is the Director/Licensee and Head of Property Management at Homes4U in Clontarf, Queensland. Mareea has worked in real estate since 1998 and was previously a real estate buyer's agent in Redcliffe and a legal litigation secretary for a firm in Brisbane City. Homes4U is an independently owned real estate agency based on the Redcliffe Peninsula.