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Old 10-12-2016, 02:36 PM
 
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This is easy...

Since the 1930's Electrolux is the family vacuum... each new household would get an Electrolux as a housewarming gift.

The beauty of Electrolux is all the ones we have take the same bag... from 1930's to present...

They must be good because they sure have withstood a lot of abuse.

As to the rental question... it has been on my application for 30+ years...

Got real tired of installing new carpet only to find out it was never ever vacuumed...

My market made hardwood almost unrentable... had to carpet over refinished hardwood and then learn the carpet was not cared for because the renter did not own a vacuum...
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Ashland, Oregon
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We have a Kirby.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Shark Rocket Ultra Light, best vacuum I've ever bought.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:00 PM
 
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Without looking, can you tell me what brand your vacuum cleaner is?

I'm thinking about putting that question on a rental application and so I am wondering if that is something that most people know or that most people don't remember.

Of course, if you'd like to tell me what brand and whether or not you are happy with it, that would be nice, but mostly I'm wondering if it is a reasonable question.
Of course! Sharp. Why would you put it on a rental application? You mean for a tenant to answer? Holy hell dude. That's insane.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:39 PM
 
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A local management company insisted tenant own a vacuum if they applied for a carpeted unit...

Seems logical to me and demonstrates the owner cares...
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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Shark Lift Away and Shark Rocket.

(As a landlord....just because someone has a vacuum cleaner doesn't mean it will
be used much)
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:38 PM
 
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Kirby-100th anniversary edition. Yes its awesome.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:42 PM
 
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I have several, but the only brand I know is the Hoover stick vac that I use in between the paid housecleaners.

The hired housecleaners use the other ones.
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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Most tenants don't have a decent vacuum. Why not just tile the whole apartment? Use white tile with dark grout. You can buy white tile anywhere. They can just sweep it out with a broom and no carpet worries. I owned two rental units and replaced a lot of carpet. Tenants will lie to you with a straight face. I couldn't wait to get the building sold...
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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I don't see it to be a problem if you asked if they owned a vacuum, especially if you have carpeted spaces, but brand might not be as relevant.

I have a couple of Miele, a couple of Oreck, and a Dyson. I like the Miele best, though the Dyson is smaller and handy for small things. My house cleaners use my vacuums, though, and they seem to use the Orecks more often than the Miele.
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