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Residential Tenancy Act 1997 (No. 82 of 1997)
Requested:  2 Sep 2014
Consolidated as at:  11 Jan 2005

54. Alterations, additions and fixtures

      (1) Unless a residential tenancy agreement provides otherwise, a tenant, without the written consent of the owner of the premises to which the agreement relates, is not to –

(a) affix any fixture to the premises; or

(b) make any alteration or addition to the premises.

      (2) A tenant may remove any fixture that the tenant has affixed to the premises unless the removal is likely to cause damage to the premises.

      (3) If the tenant causes any damage to the premises by removing any fixture, the tenant is to –

(a) notify the owner as soon as practicable; and

(b) at the owner's option –

(i) repair the damage; or

(ii) compensate the owner for any reasonable expenses incurred by the owner in repairing the damage.


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