Refresh, repaint, give colour to the walls So many maintenance actions that allow you to feel good in a house or an apartment. But, in the context of a rental, several fundamental questions arise: who pays for the painting? What are the respective obligations of the lessor & tenant?
Deco side and practical realization. should you carry out the painting work yourself or Call on Professional. What budget and what time should I plan? Here are the answers to the main legal and practical questions related to painting in a rental.
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During the lease, it is possible. That the owner offers his tenant a reduction in the rent. (for one or more months) In exchange for work in the accommodation. The article 6 of law affirms indeed that “the parts can agree by an express clause of the work. Which the tenant will carry out or make carry out and the modalities of their imputation on the rent. This arrangement may be judicious for a handyman tenant who would like to save money. But, there are some rules to follow and write everything in black and white. About the cost of work (accepted by both parties) in the rental. This must correspond to the amount of the franchise granted by the lessor.
Good to know: this work can only relate to the maintenance of the rented goods. (painting, carpet, various fittings). Only serve to improve the rental. (the habitability criterion must fulfilled at the time of the signing of the lease).
When a painting is totally faded at the end of the lease (despite the tenant’s normal maintenance duty), the law considers this to be a normal fact, due to the passage of time … owner wishes to refresh it, this will be at his own expense.
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The relevant legislation says that you cannot oppose it. Painting work in a rental is in fact simple arrangements. That a tenant can carry out without seeking the agreement of the lessor. Blue, Pink, Red, Light Burgundy, Mauve Beware of these colors. Which have deemed eccentric by case law Instead, opt for a single section of wall in gray, yellow, beige … These allowed and will give your apartment allure. Your tenant thus has the right, but of course at his own expense, to repaint the walls of the apartment he is renting. The only limits are that of the color. Which must not be “extravagant” and not “prevent a normal habitability” of the place.
According to the tenant must. Keep clean and maintain the ceilings, walls, partitions, floor coverings, cupboards, baseboards, moldings. In the event of holes or stains. The tenant makes at his own expense. Small connections of paintings, tapestries, earthenware, mosaic, plastic, carpet, linoleum. Even some parquet slats or small pieces of carpentry for the baseboards.
In summary during the lease. The tenant must So take charge of minor painting work. But under no circumstances a complete renovation of the apartment. Upon departure the tenant is not obliged to repaint in the original color. The judges affirm that the choice of original colors cannot reproached. To the tenants, insofar as they are not eccentric and do not prevent “A Normal Habitability”.
The question of who pays what resolved, remains to addressed. The cost of realization. If you are not a handyman, call in the professionals, the result will be impeccable. If you want to repaint your entire apartment. For example, it is best to get a detailed quote from the company you are asking for. Due to the preparatory work (removing wallpaper, leaching of the walls,.) to planned upstream. We recommend that you choose an estimate made from the total surface. To establish his estimate, the professional adds up the surfaces to painted. (ceiling + wall) and applies a price per SQ FT.
Price example: for the complete painting of a rental of 60 SQ FT (total area of 183 SQ FT): AED 4,622 (or approximately AED 25 / SQ FT).
It all depends of course on the size of the rented property. The bigger it is, the longer it will be. In any case, any painting work requires the following steps: no wall can be repainted directly if it is dirty or in poor condition (cracks, small holes, etc.).
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