of the joys of moving out is the ability to make your new space your
own. Many young people going to university are excited to get an
apartment and think in advance how they are going to paint it,
decorate it, and make it uniquely theirs. One thing that young people
will want to consider before getting their first apartments
close to UTK campus is whether the lease
allows them to decorate.
leases have clauses that clearly stipulate that landlords must
provide tenants with written permission before the tenant is able to
paint or decorate. This could include things as simple as hanging up
new pictures on the wall. In some cases, tenants can hang up pictures
on the walls, but they are not allowed to use nails.
apartments close to UTK campus may require a down payment that is
going to later be used to repair any damage in the home. Tenants
should expect that the cost of repainting, repairing nail holes, and
undoing any decorations they might have done could be deducted from
their damage deposit. All of this will likely be stipulated in the
there is ever a doubt about whether a tenant is permitted to
decorate, a simple phone call to the landlord should answer the
question. If there is any doubt about whether what the landlord says
is backed up in the lease, there is no problem with asking the
landlord to put their permission down in writing.
about the apartments available for students at Redpoint
Knoxville by visiting their website.
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