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Process for tenant seeking consent—modifications generally

    (1)     This section applies if, under a residential tenancy agreement, the tenant is required to obtain the lessor's consent to renovate, or make an alteration or addition to, the premises.

    (2)     The tenant may apply, in writing, to the lessor for the lessor's consent.

    (3)     The lessor

        (a)     for a special modification—may refuse consent only if the lessor obtains the ACAT's prior approval; and

        (b)     in any other case—must not unreasonably refuse consent.

    (4)     The lessor may impose a reasonable condition on consent.


requiring the proposed renovation, alteration or addition to be done in a stated way to minimise damage to the premises

    (5)     For an application under subsection (2) in relation to a special modification, the lessor is taken to consent to the tenant's application unless, within 14 days of receiving the application, the lessor applies to the ACAT under section 71AC.

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