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    Our daughter can open the deadbolt on the front door, and the flyscreen to get to the road. We asked for a bolt or chain to be put up higher, and luckily it was approved <img src="images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" smilieid="1" class="inlineimg" . Otherwise I don't know what we'd have done!!! Good luck!

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    An owner isn't required by law to instal one, having said that we have always said yes to a tenant who has asked (we built new houses so they didn't come with them, apparently builders don't include them in packages! and some did ask). I understand the safety it provides and if people want that then I don't have an issue. Also we installed evap air and so it needs to air flow so a couple of tenants said they needed the extra flow which was also understandable.

    We requested the agent get quotes, took the reasonable one and installed them.

    I think all reasonable tenant requests (I am now myself a renter again) should be accommodated it, they are living their and treating it as their home so if it's not an eye sore or unreasonable request then why not, it helps everyone in the long run. We have an @ss of a landlord and I just don't understand the logic!

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    Landlords do not have to as pp have said if the home was rented as is, but a nice request to ask for one because of saftey concerns, insurance requests etc would be the best place to start, not calling fair trading as i would think threats ( that cant be enforced anyway ) would get you nowhere!

    With our properties, most landlords are accommodating ( if they have the money ) when tenants have asked for security screens, the ones that have said no have been fine with the tenant paying for the screen and taking it with them when they leave

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    Unfortunately the landlord said no even with us offering to pay for it. I am upset by this especially as we went six months without blinds in two rooms one which faced the road and hung our own sheet for that, before we moved in they said that would be fixed, also told us the carpet would be cleaned and wasn't I kept the bags if dirt that came out with the vacuum and vacs. Oh well hey.

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    Did you mark on your entry the carpets? If they weren't cleaned before you moved in they can't ask you to do it. Are you renting through an agency? If so what's the property manager like? I had a few requests like this from tenants back when I was a property manager and I'd try my hardest to come up with a convincing 'for' case for the tenants. I don't see why the landlord would say no to you paying though. My advise would be to wait a little and approach again.

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    Default Tenants applying for security door

    I have had an owner fit a security door to the front door as a tenant - the property manager actually asked them to install it as the front door was frosted glass and you couldn't see who was on the other side before you opened it.

    I have installed a security screen at a tenants request before as well, a sliding door to a first floor balcony.

    But as pp have said owners don't have an obligation to provide any more then 1 lockable door at each entrance.

    Sorry it didn't get approved.

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    Yes I typed up a list because we have been done over in the past and want to ensure it doesnt happen again.They also said they were going to paint before we moved in because the previous tenants had damaged it. I have not hounded them on anything even with waiting six months for blinds.
    Our property managers (had 2) have change since we moved in which surprised me.
    We really do like the house but am a bit disappointed but what can you do.


 

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