Decorating clause in an AST?

Decorating clause in an AST?

11:52 AM, 19th October 2022, About 2 years ago 12

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Does anyone have specific detail in their ASTs about decorating?

I have a nice flat neutrally decorated about to go up for rent. To avoid botch DIY attempts at redecoration can I say no decoration for the first 6 months and then at my discretion and permission thereafter, but must always be carried out by a professional?

I also have a local guy I use personally so very sure of his work – can I stipulate they must use him to do the work?

The deposits these days don’t match what it costs to put right the right mess tenants can leave behind after they put up wallpaper willy-nilly and slap paint about.



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Reluctant Landlord

9:24 AM, 26th October 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by moneymanager at 21/10/2022 - 10:53
Many thanks - I'll be looking to tweak my AST's in light of your detail.

Reluctant Landlord

9:28 AM, 26th October 2022, About 2 years ago

Reply to the comment left by Puzzler at 23/10/2022 - 18:49
ditto - you cant say they cant and cant do much if they do anyway as they are the bill payer. I tend to state that permission is required. When they ask I tell them what the issues might be as opposed to all the benefits that the suppliers tell them about. I make it clear that it might be free to change, but if it doesn't suit them most companies say they have to change back within 12 months and then they can charge for this. I tell them if it aint broke why fix it?

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