When living in Housing Authority do the tenants have to pay to replace a refrigerator gasket which is normal wear and tear and maintenance labor for something they get paid already to do?
No they do not. But some public housing authority agencies have sold off their real estate holdings to private investors. Double check that it is still owned by the Housing Authority.
Additional things to consider are 1. Who owns the refrigerator? If the refrigerator was provided by the owner, the owner is typically responsible for the repair. If it belongs to the tenant, it’s personal property and the tenant is responsible. Not all states require landlords to provide appliances, and some states say if the landlord provided it, they’re responsible for repair or replace if it’s faulty.
2. What does their rental agreement say regarding repairs? This will vary based on state laws, again. HA usually provides appliances and usually would repair or replace, but check the rental agreement and ownership as suggested in the previous response.
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