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Renter, Home Buyer in Philadelphia, PA

Do the owners of apartment building have to provide blinds for the windows and sliding doors?

Asked by Renter, Philadelphia, PA Wed Apr 1, 2009

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I think it depends on the apartment building and the contract you signed. I would suggest talking to your landlord and seeing what the previous agreement was. They should be able to help you figure everything out and know what's included and what's not.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 23, 2015
That's a really good question ... I would think the answer is yes but I'm really not sure. Perhaps it simply depends on what it says in the lease? Of course, even if they are 'required' - ... these can be the cheapest $5 blinds possible. And if there is no mention of them at all, then your landlord might try and stick you for them when you move out, claiming they were there the whole time. It's best to get everything in writing of course.

I installed nice curtains for the condo that I've been renting (but I'll also be taking them with me to my new house) - and I've got the receipts to prove that I bought them ....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 2, 2009
I'm not sure if they do or not. I would talk to the owners and see if they were included in the contract. If not, than I think it's your responsibility to take care of it. Good luck and I hope everything works out for you!
Flag Mon Jan 19, 2015
I think the blinds are required, and the windows have to be able to slide open at least half way. If you can't meet those requirements, you might need to get your windows replaced. It's not just a matter of renting-- it's a fire hazard if the windows don't open. Good luck!
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