I have a good relationship with my landlords, and there are some small improvements that I would be willing to do to the house in exchange for, depending on the situation, either
- permission + materials
- permission + materials + compensation (e.g. adjusted rent).
As examples (small jobs to start with)
- I already do pretty heavy yardwork because I enjoy it, but I would want their permission before doing serious pruning
- the driveway is cracked and I would be willing to remove the weeds and fill the cracks if they would buy the materials
- They have a really nice deck that needs to be stained, and I would be willing to do this in exchange for materials and something like 1/2(?) of the going rate of a professional.
I would appreciate advice from people who have made such arrangements (as a renter or especially from the landlord's side).