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QLD Removed Pavement Before End of Lease - Take Me to Court?

Discussion in 'Property Law Forum' started by Jackie Remeansen, 4 May 2016.

  1. Jackie Remeansen

    4 May 2016
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    Hey guys,

    I've lived in a rental property for a couple of years and had laid some stones down for a path through to the pool. I removed these before my lease was up and now the rental people are messaging me regarding returning them? Under Property Law. can they take me to court for removing these?
  2. Sophea

    Sophea Guest

    Hi Jackie,

    As long as you paid for and installed the pavers then the landlords do not have a right to claim them back from you. Double check what your lease agreement says about fixures, but the law generally recognises that a tenant is entitled to remove its fixtures from the property. Fixtures are things the tenant attaches to the land or building The tenant's right to remove its fixtures is generally included in leases, and its an exception to your obligation to deliver up to the landlord the land and everything that has become part of the land.

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