Q:We live in little old New Zealand, where the status quo is get married, buy a house, have kids. You don't rent the same place for years in a row, so there is no culture of doing up the space you rent. As a renter for many years to come (and very happy in our little apartment), how do I convince my landlord that it's a good idea to refresh surfaces (paint/ lift carpet & polish the wooden floors/ etc...)?Sent by Rae
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