Can a landlord charge me to replace an old, yet still working condition stove ?

can a landlord charge me to replace an old stove ?

The lease says the landlord is responsible for appliance maintenance and replacement. Laws vary from place to place. So this answer is based on my experience and may not apply to where you are.

If it is just cosmetic scratches, and it is old
what was its value without the scratches? and what is its value with them? You would be responsible for the difference between the 2, but not for replacement.

I had a similar experience with a tenant who put an ugly sticker on a 10 year old working fridge. The sticker was thick rubber, rather large and bonded to the finish. Neither her nor I could remove it.

I looked up fridges of the same make, model, 10 years old. They were selling for about $100. The looks did not make any difference to the asking price. People looking at 10 year fridges just wanted something that
worked because they needed one. So the value lost to me? close to $0. I could sell the one I had for $100 and buy one without a sticker for $100.

I just had to arrange pick up, and the tenant had a truck. I didn’t do that, it was 10 years old, due to be replaced anyway so I replaced it with a new one and put the old one in
the garage.

If your landlord insists on a replacement, offer to search your local buy/sell sites to find the same stove, same age, same bells and whistles but without the scratches. Then sell the one he is so unhappy with. If you replaced it, the first one is yours. It most
likely won’t end up costing you much. If what he wants is a new stove on your dime? I don’t think any place allows that.

it was 10 years old, due to be replaced anyway so I replaced it with a new one and put the old one in the garage. If your landlord insists on a replacement, offer to search your local buy/sell sites to find the same
stove, same age, same bells and whistles but without the scratches. Then sell the one he is so unhappy with. If you replaced it, the first one is yours. It most likely won’t end up costing you much. If what he wants is a new stove on your dime? I don’t think any
place allows that.

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