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Expenses for repair of a rented property

Q: Should the tenant ask the landlord to carry out certain repairs and modifications to the property, who should bear the cost of such work?

A: If the property was in the same condition when the lease began, the landlord does not have to accede to the request of the tenant. However, if he accedes, he should meet the cost of the repairs and modifications to his property. The request by the tenant from the landlord [to carry out the work] should not entail his bearing any expenses.


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