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What types of home improvements can I make with Divvy?

Divvy encourages all of our future homeowners to make their home feel like home throughout the rent-to-own program! For some, that may include cosmetic improvements throughout the house.

The following cosmetic home improvements are acceptable:

  • Painting
  • Countertops
  • Cabinets
  • Floors

Residents aren't required to revert cosmetic changes at the end of their lease if they don't end up purchasing the home.

Do I need to notify Divvy before making cosmetic improvements?

If you're not sure if the change you want to make is permitted, please reach out to our support team through the portal to confirm. Simple cosmetic changes that don't require a permit (like those mentioned above) don't require notification, but more extensive repairs (those that involve critical systems or require permits) should be reviewed prior to starting any work.

We strongly advise checking any HOA agreements to ensure you won't violate any guidelines or policies. Customers in violation of Divvy or HOA policies will be liable for fees. 

What home improvements are not allowed with Divvy?

Improvements (including those of a cosmetic nature) requiring HOA approval or a permit or revision to the roof, structure, electrical, mechanical, or plumbing systems are not permitted during the Divvy rent-to-own program.

Check out our standards for home eligibility through the Divvy rent-to-own program!