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Re: what is the FULL story on replacing a dying/dead fridge in a rc apt??

Posted by Cranky Tenant on January 21, 2002 at 18:59:54:

In Reply to: what is the FULL story on replacing a dying/dead fridge in a rc apt?? posted by zwii on January 21, 2002 at 16:56:52:

Pretty much the same thing mentioned in a previous thread about refrigerators in a rent stabilized apartment.

The landlord is required to supply you with a refrigator at no additional cost. Whether it's new or used is his option. If you demand a new refrigerator he can raise your rent. However, there was some change in the environmental regulations (freon?) so used refrigerators are not as plentiful as they were, so landlords sometimes replace the old one with a new one anyway.

It may be worthwhile to buy your own refrigerator. That way you can get an energy efficient model that suits your needs. Decreased energy consumption could result in a lower utility bill that will pay for the refrigerator over time, and you won't have to continue paying more to the LL.

If you decide to buy a new one, return the old one to the LL. Try to get a receipt and keep the receipt for the new refrigerator -- just in case there's a question somewhere down the road about who actually owns it.

: hi- what is the ABSOLUTE full story on rc apartment and replacing a dead fridge??? can't you just sneak in a new one?? what tis the full deal? thanks!

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