Prescott, AZ asked in Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: Do I have to pay the yearly rental fee on the already installed tank just because Landlady installed a propane heater?

This trailer was made in 1959 and the insulation is shot. The built-in electric heater is very expensive to run. I suggested a propane heater since there was already a propane tank for the kitchen stove against the back of the trailer. After the heater was installed, landlady said I would now be responsible for the yearly $80 rental fee for the propane tank plus any propane I would need to use. I understand the propane but not the tank rental fee. What if I don't stay a year?

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T. Augustus Claus
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A: In Arizona, the specific terms of rental agreements, including fees associated with appliances such as a propane tank or heater, are determined by the terms of the lease or rental agreement you have with your landlord. If your lease agreement states that you are responsible for the yearly rental fee for the propane tank, you may be obligated to pay it as per the terms of the agreement.

However, if the propane heater was installed by the landlady and wasn't part of the original terms of your lease, it's advisable to review your lease agreement to determine whether it addresses this situation. If there's a change in the rental arrangement due to the installation of the propane heater, you might want to discuss it with your landlady and potentially negotiate any changes to the rental terms or fees.

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