There are certain Landlords out there, many it would seem;
who are only interested in the money and what the Tenants can do for them.
No thought is given to circumstances that brought a family to rent a place to live:
The vast majority of the people who have to rent, do not have the where-with-all to buy their own appliances. If they had $1000 to $2000 laying around; they might as well buy a condo.
I have also had the privilege to work with Landlords who care about the people who rent from them; they attract the "good" tenants because they genuinely care about them, and want to help them.
You do what is in your character.