How Do I Ask My Apartment Complex for a New Appliance?

Home | Blog | How Do I Ask My Apartment Complex for a New Appliance?
How To Ask For New Appliances | Woman Speaking With Apartment Management |

Reading Time: ( Word Count: )

Renting an apartment and think you need a new appliance?

Here, in this article, ‘appliances’ refer to those items that were already there when you moved in.

Let’s take a look at when you can get an appliance replaced, and how to ask for one.

What are Your Lease Terms?

Before politely asking the complex for new appliances, check your lease terms. 

Generally, if the appliance is defunct due to improper use, you may be financially responsible for replacing the appliance.

On the other hand, if it just stopped working, the financial responsibility likely falls on the landlord (check the lease though).

When Can You Get an Appliance Replaced?

Appliance Not Working |

Generally, appliance replacements take place when you report it to the landlord and one of the following occurs:

  • The device has stopped working
  • There is a noticeable defect.
  • The device is faulty.

In addition to calling, you should put any appliance replacement request in writing. The landlord will likely send out a maintenance person or repair technician to check it out. 

If the appliance cannot be repaired, it is likely that the device will be replaced. 

What Should Your Appliance Replacement Request Contain?

What should appliance replacement request contain |

When you write to the landlord for an appliance replacement, your written document should include:

  • Reason for the replacement request.
  • Issues with the appliance (be specific, when I do this ____, this is what happens ___).
  • History of Repair Attempts 
  • Times when the appliance wasn’t working.

While your request may not be granted, you are more likely to get a replacement if you have a genuine reason and well-documented case.

Can You Replace the Appliance On Your Own?

It may feel like the easiest solution to replace the appliance on your own and send the bill to the landlord or property manager, but you may be violating the lease terms and could end up with substantially higher out-of-pocket costs. Unless you have explicit written permission from the landlord, you should not seek to install appliances on your own.

If you are looking for an appliance replacement for your apartment, be sure to put your requests in writing so that you have proof if you need to take up the matter more urgently.


* indicates required

Don't Forget to Share this post! If you like it!

Fidelity Management – Our content has been featured or mentioned nationally by some of the industry’s best websites including:
ApartmentGuide | | MyFirstAmartment | RENTCafe | The Balance …and many more



Finding an Apartment


Leasing an Apartment

Living in an Apartment

Moving Into an Apartment


Things to Do In Philly

News and Announcements

Editor’s Picks

Ben Franklin Bridge leading into Philadelphia at sunset


Stay a Smart Renter. Join the Group!

* indicates required

Related Articles

How do I Decline an Apartment after Approval?

How do I Decline an Apartment after Approval?

Have you applied for an apartment, been approved, and decided you don't want to move in? There are many reasons this could happen. You may have found something better, or perhaps you didn't need the apartment after all. So, let's find out more about how and what...

read more
How can I make my apartment feel expensive?

How can I make my apartment feel expensive?

When you move into an apartment, you naturally want to make it look as lovely as possible. So, if you are ready to give your apartment that extra pop and luxe factor, follow these tips. Remember, less is more in many cases when you're looking to go glam! Take it room...

read more
What is the shortest time you can rent an apartment?

What is the shortest time you can rent an apartment?

Are you thinking of renting an apartment but only for a few months? If so, this is possible and typically referred to as a short-term lease. Read on to learn more about short-term leases and some of its pros and cons. What is a short-term lease? A short-term lease is...

read more
Skip to main content
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap