Can I hang decorations or paint the walls in my rental unit?

The law gives you the right to make decorative changes to your home. For example, you can hang pictures or put up shelves.

But if your decorations cause too much damage, the law allows your landlord to you or ask for money for repairs.

You and your landlord have these rights whether you have a written rental agreement or a spoken rental agreement.

It's a good idea to get legal help if you think your landlord is being unreasonable or if you need help understanding your rental agreement.

Living in a condominium

Condominiums can make their own by-laws and rules about decorations that tenants must follow. Check your rental agreement and the bylaws to find out what those rules are. You can also ask your landlord or property manager.

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