Appliances for a rental

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Hello BP, What appliances are required to be provided for tenants in a single family house? Thank you!

Honestly, I don't think there's a requirement but of course, people tend to expect a range and fridge. 

Yet when I moved into a 3-bedroom in Culver City, CA we had to buy our own fridge because according to the landlord "Refrigerators are unsanitary." That's right - she didn't supply the fridge. 

Due to the fact the rent was more than fair and it was a nice area, we didn't have a problem buying a fridge. So I don't believe there's a requirement in some areas. 

I do not know about CA, but if its a gas stove..... you want to supply it !

They will never spend the money on a gas plumber and DIY.  Oh no!!

Frig, washer and drier are sometimes provided. Keep in mind once you provide them you get stuck repair bills..... Fixed appliances often are provided since they stay with the property.

@Anthony Chung Like @Karl B. I'm not sure what's "required" but I put in everything that there are hookups for: stove, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer.  It's also pragmatic from the viewpoint of you may not want renters installing appliances on their own.  Bad hookups, leaks, scuffs on the floor, marks on the walls, etc.  Sometimes it's just plain easier to have everything there.  

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