Does my landlord have the right to remove a garbage disposal instead of fixing it?

The apartment was advertised as a luxury apartment 5 1/2 years ago when I rented it. One of the amenities was the garbage disposal. I like it and want to keep it.

Asked on August 20, 2012 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not the landlord is entitled to completely remove the garbage disposal in the unit you have depends upon what your presumed written lease states. As such, you need to carefully read it in that it controls the obligations to you by the landlord and vice versa. If the lease mentions that the unit comes with the garbage disposal you have a good argument to the landlord that such needs to remain in some form. If the lease does not mention such, then it seems that the landlord does not need to replace the garbage disposal.

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