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Following 2021 changes to the Residential Tenancies Act your landlord should not refuse any changes that are minor, including steps such as securing tall and heavy furniture and hanging items safely.

You should apply in writing to your landlord about any quake safe steps you’d like to take in your rental and expect a response to your request within 21 days.

At the end of your tenancy, you may need to remove any fittings that have been installed (unless landlord agrees they can stay). You will need to return the property to substantially the same condition it was in before the minor changes were made.

More information on Minor Changes to Property can be found on the Tenancy Services website.