Many property owners prefer to paint their rentals in neutral hues like grey or white. This is because these hues have broad appeal, are simple to maintain, and complement a wide range of architectural styles.
However, you may have tenants who want to repaint the home in a different hue. When this occurs, you must determine whether or not to enable them to do so.
What if Your Tenant Paints without Your Permission?
In the worst-case situation, your tenants paint the house without your consent. Your lease agreement should clearly state that such acts are prohibited. If they violate the lease by engaging in illegal painting activities, you can take the cost of repainting from their security deposit. However, if the tenant repaints the unit in the same colour scheme before leaving the property, you may not be able to claim any deductions.
Are Landlords Responsible for Painting?
As a property owner, it is your responsibility to keep the property safe and habitable. It is your responsibility to repaint the walls and restore a healthy atmosphere inside the rental if the painted walls become filthy.
It is not permitted for your tenants to repaint the walls in a different colour for aesthetic reasons. If your walls are painted with lead-based paint, your tenants may request that you repair the paint. Because when the lead is involved, the situation no longer revolves around aesthetics.
Allow Them to Paint the House:
You can agree to rental property painting in Sydney without any stipulations if you trust them. While this is a dangerous move, in some cases, offering them a hearty “yes” makes sense. Allowing these tenants to paint the flat, for example, isn’t a bad idea if you’re certain they’ll be long-term renters.