How have you shared appliance purchases with landlords?
June 24, 2014 8:53 AM Subscribe
Do you have experience with conversations like "I'd really like to get a nice new stove, can we come to an agreement on the cost?" What have you done, what's worked, etc?
posted by colin_l to Human Relations (30 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This isn't a big rental agency; rather the individual owner of a condo from whom I'm renting. This is in California, though I'd be surprised if that mattered.
My gut feeling for what I'd want to offer would be something like "I'd like to buy a nice stove and refrigerator. It's going to cost $2000 total. I'd like to then amortize that cost to you over three years, deducting $56 a month from each rent check. If I move out early, the stuff's yours."
To me that seems fair. They're buying it, but I have to remain a good tenant for a while for them to have done so.
Have you done anything like this? Any other kind of arrangement? Say I wanted to do this with the carpet too? Have you spoken to a landlord about replacing carpet for something less mess & allergy prone?