Posted by Rita in MA on June 07, 2000 at 08:51:31:
In Reply to: Refrigerator requirements in a no-lease apartment posted by Kitt on June 06, 2000 at 20:30:42:
Please follow the instructions at the top of the page and state where you are renting. The laws vary from state to state.
In Massachusetts, a LL does not have to provide a refrigerator. And without a written lease stating that the LL would provide one, you're not entitled to one. Check with the laws of your state. If you find out that he doesn't have to provide one, and you don't want to buy it yourself, you could negotiate with the LL that he buy one for you for a certain additional amount of rent per month. But I don't understand why you'd do that. If you buy it yourself, you can get exactly what you want, with all the bells and whistles (frost-free, ice and water through the door, energy efficient, side by side, etc.) or a plain vanilla or a cheap used one. You can take it with you when you leave or sell it to the next tenant and recoup most of your money. Although the initial expense is significant, a decent refrigerator lasts a long, long time and won't cost you much over time.
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