a tenant has a disability, they can make reasonable alterations to the property to meet their special needs if:
the tenant pay for the alterations
the tenant agrees to restore the property
to its previous state before they leave
the alterations will not alter the
premises of another occupier. For example, a neighbour's property
things can be put back to the way that
they were before the alterations.
some cases, a property owner may be required to make alterations to premises
to help accommodate a person with disability, but only where this would
not cause the owner 'unjustifiable hardship'.
To determine whether
alterations would cause 'unjustifiable hardship' to the property owner,
all the circumstances must be considered, including any benefit or detriment
the adjustments may cause, the costs involved in making the alterations and
the financial circumstances of the owner.
More info for landlords; https://www.humanrightscommission.vic.gov.au/discrimination/places-of-discrimination/accommodation/item/644-discrimination-and-renting-%E2%80%93-information-for-tenants
* RealRenta creates a file for each tenancy and dates and time stamps every interaction between you and your tenant.
Tuesday, 16 April 2019