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Modifications for which residential rental provider must not unreasonably refuse consent

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

        (a)     installation of picture hooks or screws for wall mounts, shelves or brackets on exposed brick or concrete walls;

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

        (c)     installation of wall anchoring devices on exposed brick or concrete walls to secure items of furniture;

        (d)     draughtproofing in homes without open‑flued gas heating, including installing weather seals, caulking or gap filling around windows, doors, skirting and floorboards;

        (e)     installation by a suitably qualified person of a security system which does not impact on the privacy of neighbours if an invoice with the name of the installer is provided to the residential rental provider at the time the consent is requested;


A residential rental provider may reasonably refuse a request to install a security camera or security light that directly faces a neighbouring premises.

        (f)     installation of flyscreens on doors and windows;

        (g)     installation of a vegetable or herb garden;

        (h)     installation of a secure letterbox;

              (i)     painting of the rented premises;

        (j)     modifications to secure external gates in rented premises that are not multi-unit dwellings;

        (k)     any modification which contributes to the conservation within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Heritage Act 2017 of a registered place and is proposed to be undertaken in accordance with Part 5 of that Act.

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