When a state of output of a home, it's all a matter of nuances. Especially when it comes to the colors chosen by the occupant. Explanations.
The painting is part of the simple amenities that a tenant is entitled to carry out without seeking the agreement of the landlord (article 6 of the law of 6 July 1989).
At its start, it has no obligation to repaint in the original color, or to pay for the restoration of the site. The judges consider that the use of the original colors can not be blamed for the tenants, as long as they are not eccentric and does not prevent "a habitability normal".
No color eccentric
It was considered as well red, light claret, blue, pink, purple... Paint a wall purple can, therefore, without any permission, because it is not a color eccentric, and it will confine itself to a section of wall.
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However, the judges may order the lessee to take charge of a part of the rehabilitation work after his departure : for example, if it was repainted the entire room in red, the tiles, the bathtub and the sink, in pink, frames for the bathroom, in green, the walls of the living room, in pink, and the baseboards and the door, in green. Impossible, according to the judges, "to re-sell in the state a housing and coloured" (court of appeal of Grenoble, October 25, 2011, n° 09/01414). A question of nuances, so.