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    Default Do I have to provide a cooker?

    Hi, I am just about to rent out a house. The prospective tenant has looked roun and say they want it. There is no cooker there at the moment, only a gap where the old gas cooker was. Is it law that I provide a means of cooking?

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    No it is not a legal requirement. Failing to provide one may seriously limit your potential market though.

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    Prosp T may have their own cooker. Best to get your qual person to install whether gas or elec. If gas, then T is resp for cooker check cost on your GSC (if inspector charges extra).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snorkerz View Post
    Failing to provide one may seriously limit your potential market though.
    Yes, I let unfurnished and choose (normally) not to provide fridges, washing machines, dishwashers etc - however I do always provide a cooker (but agreed, it's not compulsory to do so). I think tenants tend to accept that they'll have their own fridges etc, but cookers are rather a different matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradbourbon View Post
    Is it law that I provide a means of cooking?
    There is no law which says the landlord has to provide cooking facilities.

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    If you are planning to rent to tenants on HB the council can make it a requirement.

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    As stated above, not a legal requirement but you are seriously limiting your market for prospective tenants.

    I'd put a cooker in there, they need not be expensive.

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    I have always rented unfurnished but the properties have always had an oven (built-in). I never use them for cooking though (just storage really). I use a small standalone one, as it's cheaper to run and keep clean
    I'm a good tenant with great landlords
    I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brb View Post
    I have always rented unfurnished but the properties have always had an oven (built-in). I never use them for cooking though (just storage really). I use a small standalone one, as it's cheaper to run and keep clean
    Just to be clear, you privately rent but rather than use your Landlord's cooker you use your own electric one?

    Think you might be the exception rather than the rule...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan_Manchester View Post
    Just to be clear, you privately rent but rather than use your Landlord's cooker you use your own electric one?

    Think you might be the exception rather than the rule...
    I enjoy smaller utility bills.

    I will agree though that by not providing one it would limit their target market (but isn't that a wee bit obvious ?). Although I do know of ppl trying to sell off stuff as going from home ownership into rented and don't wish to store their own oven to use the LLs.

    Never say never, I may use a LL's oven one day (chrimble or dinner party). Just haven't for approx 10 years or so.
    I'm a good tenant with great landlords
    I'm also a living, breathing, fully cooked female.

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