Question: One of our tenants recently requested that we paint the inside of her apartment. She has threatened to do it herself and deduct the cost of the paint from the rent if we do not have it painted within the next two weeks. Is she legally able to carry out her threat?
Answer: Unless the condition of the walls rendered the premises uninhabitable, the owner is under no obligation to paint the unit at the request of the tenant.
At Cornforth & Moore Property Management, our owners value relationships. We build tenant loyalty by listening to their needs and when appropriate, making changes to maintain the properties in great condition. Clean tidy homes attract better tenants!