This article answers a few of the most common questions about interior painting in Studio City. Perhaps you are looking to paint your rental property as the landlord, or maybe you are a tenant and you want to freshen up the place. There is a lot of conflicting advice about this on the internet because different rules apply to different people, and perhaps that is the first thing you should take away from this article. You should recognize that the rules you read online may not apply to you.
Who Should Paint?
If there is a landlord and a tenant, who should pay for the repainting? In many cases, the landlord is responsible for repainting. However, there is little reason for a landlord to repaint unless the condition is far below average condition. In addition, if the paintwork looked fine, but the tenant messed it up, then the tenant may lose some of his/her deposit money to pay for repainting and repairs.
The landlord may decide to repaint a house, and in that case, the landlord cannot charge the tenant unless it is in the rental contract. If the tenant decides to repaint and doesn’t have expressed permission, then that tenant will both have to pay for the painting, and then pay again when he or she leaves in order to paint it back to how it was.
What Colors Are Permitted?
If you are a landlord and you are painting for a tenant, then you need to paint in neutral colors. Unless a room is already a bold color, then you have to paint in neutral colors that do not affect the quality of life of those who live in the room. On the other hand, if you already had a room that was painted shocking green or blood red when the tenant agreed to move in, then you can re-paint in those colors.
If you are a tenant, then under most circumstances you will need to repaint in the same colors that were already there when you moved in. If you have permission, you may be able to paint in other colors. On the other hand, if you do not have permission, then you may have to paint the walls back to the color they were when you moved in.
If you paint the walls as a tenant, and you do it with your own money, then you can use that to help you get your deposit back when you leave. If you can show that you did it to high quality, or that you paid a professional to do it, then you will have an easier time fighting to get your security deposit back when you leave.
Getting Your Place Painted By Professionals
If you are a landlord, you can have your place painted by professionals, get a receipt, and most likely you are able to write it off on your taxes. If you are a tenant in a managed building or apartment, then check to see if there are decorating funds or how you go about getting your place painted. The landlord or management company may do it for you, or you may be able to have professionals decorate and then hand in the receipts for a refund. Either way, if you need professional interior painting in Studio City, then get in touch with Just Right Painting today.