Prohibition on making changes to the apartment on the part of the renter
Apparently, there are changes that may benefit the landlord.
They improve the apartment, and they consider it enjoyable and neither loses. But reality proves that what seems to one to be an improvement and upgrade to another does not seem so.
Making changes to the apartment may hint to the landlord that the tenant is confused and thinks he is the landlord himself and will lose faith in him.
The legislature, therefore, preferred clear rules, and not too broad a discretion that another tenant might ask for payment for those so-called improvements, and on the other hand, the landlord will demand to restore the situation to its former state, something that will cost dearly to that good tenant.
And therefore, the determination of the legislature is the balanced position.
The tenant is not allowed to make changes to the apartment. Unless he has obtained the consent of the landlord, whether in the lease or during the lease period. See section 16A of the Rent Law.
The purpose of this provision is to stipulate at all that any change made to the apartment is necessary if it is not to the liking of the landlord.
The purpose of this provision is to protect the landlord as the owner of the apartment from changes in the apartment that he is not interested in, as described in the explanatory memorandum to the bill.
While the tenant has a permit to make repairs independently, see section 7 of the Rent Law, the tenant needs common sense, advice, and even restraint not to repair a defect independently, so that he is not considered to have made an alteration to the apartment illegally.