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Residential Tenancies Act 2010 No 42
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 19 August 2017 at 19:16)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 68
68   Tenants’ remedies for alterations
(1)  The Tribunal may, on application by a tenant, make any of the following orders, if the landlord fails to consent:
(a)  an order that the tenant may install a fixture or make a renovation, alteration or addition to the residential premises,
(b)  an order that the tenant is entitled to remove a fixture installed by the tenant.
(2)  The Tribunal may order that the tenant may install a fixture or make a renovation, alteration or addition to the residential premises only if it is satisfied:
(a)  that the landlord’s failure to give consent is unreasonable, and
(b)  if the consent is to a renovation, alteration or addition, that it is of a minor nature.
(3)  The Tribunal may determine that a landlord’s failure to consent is reasonable in any of the following circumstances (but is not limited to those circumstances for such a determination):
(a)  if the work involves structural changes,
(b)  if the work involves work that would not be reasonably capable of rectification, repair or removal,
(c)  if the work involves internal or external painting of the residential premises,
(d)  if the work is prohibited under any other law,
(e)  if the work is not consistent with the nature of the property.