“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)
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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- Why won’t my agent / landlord do any maintenance on my property?
- I’m waiting on repairs and maintenance. Why does it take so long?
- The property owner lives overseas – what do I do about repairs?
- I’ve caused some property damage. What should I do?