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Modifications which can be made without residential rental provider's consent

For the purposes of section 64(1) of the Act, the following modifications are prescribed—

        (a)     in a rented premises that is not a registered place—

              (i)     installation of picture hooks or screws for wall mounts, shelves or brackets on surfaces other than exposed brick or concrete walls; and

              (ii)     installation of wall anchoring devices on surfaces other than exposed brick or concrete walls to secure items of furniture; and

              (iii)     installation of LED light globes which do not require new light fittings; and

              (iv)     installation of a water efficient shower head if the original shower head is retained; and

              (v)     installation of blind or cord anchors; and

              (vi)     installation of security lights, alarm systems or security cameras that—

    (A)     do not impact on the privacy of neighbours; and


A renter must not install a security camera or security light that directly faces a neighbouring premises.

    (B)     can be easily removed from the rented premises; and

    (C)     are not hardwired to the rented premises; and

              (vii)     installation of hardware-mounted child safety gates on walls (other than exposed brick or concrete walls);

        (b)     in all rented premises—

              (i)     installation of non-permanent window film for insulation, reduced heat transfer or privacy; and

              (ii)     installation of a wireless doorbell; and

              (iii)     replacement of curtains if the original curtains are retained by the renter; and

              (iv)     installation of adhesive child safety locks on drawers and doors; and

              (v)     installation of pressure mounted child safety gates; and

              (vi)     installation of a lock on a letterbox.

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