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« on: March 07, 2022, 01:37:45 PM »

I'm very shortly going to be a landlord and one thing crossed my mind:

If a fridge/freezer is included in the rent of your property, if the fridge/freezer fails - who is responsible for any losses of the food and the inconvenience of repair/replacement?
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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2022, 02:00:39 PM »

This is an odd sort of thing to be thinking about.I would guess this is a grey area.If you are concerned,you could take out some insurance I suppose, when you buy the freezer.It gets complicated if the freezer fails because the tenant has failed to keep it defrosted.Now you've got me worrying.Thank you.   
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2022, 02:43:58 PM »

Just write it into your AST, as a extra clause, that the Landlord are not financially responsible. Job done.

But - yes - quite an odd thing for you to be thinking about... I guess you're a details person. Or do you have a suspicion it's on its last legs?
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2022, 06:56:38 PM »

The general rule is that food are the tenant's possession so the only protection is content's insurance which is the tenant's responsibility.
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