Landlords and property managers should expect a raft of fixture and minor change requests over the coming months as the bulk of the RTA Amendment Act 2020 is now in play.
Under Section 42A, tenants can request to install a fixture, make a renovation, alteration or addition and the landlord must not unreasonably withhold consent.
If you don’t respond to the tenant within 21 days, you are committing an unlawful act and could be liable to pay the tenant exemplary damages of up to $1500.
You can now download this template response letter from Total Tenancy. The template response will guide you through the best practice way to respond.
So, how do you effectively use this resource? What conditions can you set around restoration? Can you require that they use a professional tradesperson? And how can you decline a minor change? Watch the full training Snippet in Total Tenancy.