Reader question

“I’m renting an apartment in NSW. Because I’m on the lease, am I able to redecorate it at my own expense, or do I need permission?” – Jane

As a renter, can I redecorate the property?We asked Property Manager at Professionals Lithgow, Tina Case, for her advice:

“Hi Jane. You will definitely need to ask your landlord for permission before you do any renovations or make changes at the property,” she said.

“I would recommend that you put this in writing, stating clearly what work you would like to do and asking the landlord to consider your request.”

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Tina Case
Tina Case
Director & Property Manager at Professionals Lithgow | [email protected]

Tina Case is the Director and Property Manager at Professionals Lithgow in New South Wales. Tina has worked with the Lithgow office since 2008 and specialises in people and arrears management, trust accounting, conflict resolution and NCAT hearings. She has lived in the Lithgow area for more than 40 years and used her passion for property management to open her own Professionals office.