Herald Sun - Property



Renters do not need consent to install: Picture hooks, screws for wall mounts, shelves or brackets, child safety gates or wall anchoring devices on most surfaces

LED globes that do not need new fittings A water-efficient shower head if the original shower head is retained Security lights, alarm systems or security cameras in most circumstan­ces

A lock on a letterbox Replacemen­t curtains

Consent cannot be unreasonab­ly refused for: Draught proofing

Installing fly screens

Planting a vegetable or herb garden Painting

Having a qualified person install a security system in most circumstan­ces


Include functionin­g locks, vermin-proof bins, a reasonable supply of hot and cold water, adequate light and ventilatio­n, no mould, and a working toilet, shower or bath, sinks, cooktop, oven and heater. The property must be structural­ly sound, weatherpro­of.

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