One of the biggest minefields in modern tenancies is the issue of responsibility for appliances. If you move into a flat, condo or other property that is already furnished, then you have a responsibility to make sure that when you vacate the property, you leave it in a state similar to what it was already in.
What a lot of people aren’t sure about, though, is what the law says about maintaining the appliances while you are a tenant. Service companies providing appliance repairs in Newark, New Jersey sometimes will get called by tenants and other times by the landlords on behalf of tenants, depending on whose responsibility it is to pay for the repairs by the Newark Appliance Repair Company.
While the law differs from state to state, overall, landlords are not required to provide appliances – but if they do, then in theory it is their responsibility to keep them maintained while you are a paying customer. Sadly, a lot of landlords write into the rental agreement that appliances are provided for tenants to use, but that they are not a part of the rent themselves. This means that they are not required to take care of the appliances other than making sure that they work when you move in.
For this reason, it is always a good idea to read rental agreements carefully so that you know exactly what you are getting into. Do not make assumptions about what someone will or will not provide for you as far as any costs of appliance repair in Newark NJ are concerned, and do not assume that if an appliance breaks this means that you can get out of paying your rent. Failure to pay rent “because of a dispute” can put you in a difficult situation and if you get evicted and get put on a register of bad tenants, then finding somewhere else to get re-housed could be a serious problem. If you need advice about the law, then take some time to speak to a local housing charity, before you do anything which could put the tenancy in jeopardy. Most appliance service technicians in New Jersey will advice you too as they know through their experience if landlords or tenants often pay for their services and under which circumstances they do so.