Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: Is a washing machine considered an appliance that a land lord must replace if no longer working? Are they able to include no longer replacing appliances in the lease contract? Or indicate the tenant must come up with $100 and they replace it?

Answer: I doubt that a washing machine would be considered an essential service so the landlord would not be required to replace or repair it. Likewise there would be nothing wrong with a lease provision indicating no replacement or that the tenant must contribute to the cost of repair. Review your lease agreement to see if the washing machine is included in services.

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