Can renters install heavy bag in ceiling

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  1. Baker tenant

    Baker tenant New Member

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    Hey I'm a renter in a townhouse. Am I allowed to install a heavy bag for boxing via wall or ceiling in the garage? Is that case by case or a no in general?
     
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    It is case by case. The best thing is to contact the landlord with details of the type of bag, weight and exactly where you intend to install it and take responsibility for its removal when you leave. As a landlord I would appreciate being asked and if I felt the beams were able to support the bag I’d say yes.
     
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    What about drilling holes into wall or ceiling?
     
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    datto Well-Known Member

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    Not allowed to drill holes without permission,

    punching bags are noisy and vibrate. A friend had on in his garage and it made a racquet,

    He used it for 2 weeks and then it hung there for 2 years before it fell down on its own. The last I saw of it was when it was sitting on the footpath during council clean up.
     
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    Lil Skater Well-Known Member Business Member

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    Even with permission you’d like have to make good.

    I’d buy a freestanding stand and that way you don’t need to pay to fix anything and it’s easy to put up at the next place.
     
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    Try this ;)
     
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    Stoffo Well-Known Member

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    What does it say in your rental agreement ?

    Are you allowed to drill holes or hang items ?
     
  8. Tom Rivera

    Tom Rivera Property Manager Business Member

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    You will need to ask permission and discuss the terms of going ahead.
     
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