Reader Question:

“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?” – Samantha (QLD) 

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Minor repairs: What can be done?

We asked director/licensee at Homes4U, Mareea Wilkinson for her advice on this question:

“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
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With a 12 year background as a legal secretary and the last 15 years covering all facets within the real estate industry, there is simply no one better to manage your investment property.