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Old 01-22-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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Having to BYOF when renting to some degree inhibits the mobility advantage that renting affords. That said, there are plenty of rentals in the area that do simply come with a fridge. For the ones that don't, there are appliance rental services that will rent one for $20-$30 a month or so.
I think you are spot on...

Just confirmed HUD refrigerator allowance remains $2 per month whereas the actual cost can be 10 to 15 times higher...

A refrigerator is an amenity and not required under the Habitability Statute whereas heat and hot water are required.

$24 a year is simply not enough of an incentive for the added responsibility and makes being in the appliance business a bad investment.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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yep my apt had no refridge but it had a stove and garbage disposal and dishwasher that was it i found it odd the owner would put everthing else in but a refridge lol as things break down he just took em out and instead of a dishwasher i now have an efing cabinet he did replace the stove once from wear from the other tenants as well as the garbage disposal as well as my ac unit on the roof that went 3 years after i moved here during the hottest time of the season ugh. so anyone moving to calf don't be shocked if you have to buy a fridge or all your appliances when you move to calf it's very common though i did take my lights down and put fans up as well
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:56 AM
 
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You can get a basic gas stove for as little as $200 to $300 if you look around.

I'm a renter. I wouldn't want to have to move a stove with me wherever I went. I'd be willing to pay a few buck extra each month for the use of a stove.

Why would anyone want to rent from a landlord who was to cheap to supply a stove when they could get an apartment elsewhere for the same price that had a stove?
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Old 01-22-2011, 10:03 AM
 
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mine came with all the appliances i got lucky i looked at some apts fridge and no stove for 900 - 1200 a month id'e rather have a landlord put one in for me to use myself rather than trying to unload the darn thing and or lug it around i understand lots of tennents abuse things because they don't own it just put it on there credit i myself i don't use someone elses stuf roughly i use it they wat it's supossed to be used it's amazing how one bad apple can screw things up for others. why i'm seriously thinking of buying my own place
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