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tenants Expensive food! (by Hollis [MA]) Mar 15, 2023 9:09 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Richard [MI]) Mar 15, 2023 9:47 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by WMH [NC]) Mar 15, 2023 9:50 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Mar 15, 2023 10:36 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Gene [OH]) Mar 15, 2023 10:56 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by MikeA [TX]) Mar 15, 2023 10:57 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by S i d [MO]) Mar 15, 2023 11:03 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by plenty [MO]) Mar 15, 2023 11:40 AM
       tenants Expensive food! (by DJ [VA]) Mar 15, 2023 12:26 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 15, 2023 12:31 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Allym [NJ]) Mar 15, 2023 2:25 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by DJ [VA]) Mar 15, 2023 5:22 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by zero [IN]) Mar 15, 2023 6:09 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by don [PA]) Mar 15, 2023 8:55 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by MAT [PA]) Mar 15, 2023 11:12 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by Oreo [WI]) Mar 15, 2023 11:34 PM
       tenants Expensive food! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 18, 2023 12:33 AM

tenants Expensive food! (by Hollis [MA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 9:09 AM

I'm always amazed at the expensive food, and the amount of it that tenants have stored in their refrigerators. I find this out after the refrigerator goes down and has to be replaced. And it's the bills that they submit for their very expensive things that I thought only rich people ate.

Surprising that they have such gourmet tastes since you often see so many pizza boxes and McDonnell wrappers in their dumpsters and often in their cars.

We have recently put in our rental contracts that we are not responsible for lossmof food if a refrigerator fails but I've come across some of those television judge shows that the judge always seems to side with the tenant and grant them the full amount of what they state it costs them for their spoiled food.

Question:,.. does the tenants insurance cover food loss from a failed refrigerator?

it never seems to occur to them, to go down to the 7-11 and buy those cheap foam coolers they have that if you add some ice,that you can buy at the same place, that they can their food for days until we can arrange new refrigerator there. _ --66.30.xx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 9:47 AM

Easy. Don't provide the refrigerator. Or stove. Or washer or dryer.

I just tell them that because they are getting a good deal on the rent they can provide their own.

Otherwise, if they want to pay $150+ more per month, I will provide them.

Some landlords on here make pretty good money providing these things for additional charges.

The high value of tenants food is likely because they get food stamps which allows them to get free lobster and kobi steak and sushi while we eat hamburger.


tenants Expensive food! (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 9:50 AM

Our lease has always stated we are NEVER responsible for the results of failed appliances, failed faults of the building, etc. That includes spoiled food.

We ONCE paid for it because my husband UNPLUGGED a freezer by mistake or shut off the power or something, I forget, and it did all spoil. That was clearly OUR fault, not the appliance's.

And unfortunately, the freezer was full of more expensive stuff like meat, which is where you would store that stuff. But it was flank steak not filet...We took photos. And they were honest.

But if the freezer has simply failed, it would have been on them (actually since it was theirs, it definitely would have been, but even if it were ours...) --50.82.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 10:36 AM

I have my suspicions that some of the tenants with expensive food are buying it with food stamps. I see some pretty luxurious things purchased with food stamps and I hear that anyone can get them because they take your word for it and don't check up on the applicants.

But, no, for the "freezer doesn't work" I assume they are lying about what is in there. My lease says that they should provide their own tenant insurance because the landlord isn't liable for any of their possessions.

My homeowners insurance paid for a freezer failure without so much as a question. I provided receipts for most of it and they cut me a check. I've always assumed that the tenant insurance would cover that, although I've never checked on it and probably all the policies vary in what coverage they give so there is no one size fits all answer. --76.178.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 10:56 AM

There are reasons that tenants are tenants. They usually don't spend their money wisely. I have noticed that my tenants eat better than I do. They have better vehicles than I do. They have better TVs than I do. Etc., etc. However, they are tenants and own no real estate. --99.165.xx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 10:57 AM

Yes, renters insurance covers their food loss. --209.205.xxx.xx

tenants Expensive food! (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 11:03 AM

I don't know about the insurance. Probably yes, there is coverage to some extend, but there is also likely a deductible. They'd have to prove the loss too and submit pictures.

What's the depreciated value of 6 months old steaks in a freezer? will be what the insurance company asks.

As others say, my lease specifically states that we do not provide or warranty either stove or fridge for tenants. If there happens to be a stove or fridge in the unit, they are welcome to use it. If it breaks, we will haul it off, and they replace it.

Of course, for a good tenant, I will give them a gift of repairing the item.

It sounds like you're fighting typical liberal judges. Part of the cost of doing business in the former seat of freedom for our nation, sadly. I don't know how you get around that other than by eliminating all appliances from your rentals.

Btw, props to the comments on food stamps. Last time I heard a news story the low-income advocates were shouting that $700/month just wasn't enough to feed a family of 4. These are the same folks who also most likely get free or reduced cost school lunch and free breakfast during school.

My family grocery budget is around $900 per month for a family of 5 and we eat well. Pre-covid it was around $700/month.

Part of the plan is to make the voters utterly dependent on the Govt for housing, food, and utilities. When you make them your only way to survive, you will vote how they tell you and comply with their orders.


tenants Expensive food! (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 11:40 AM

i also believe that alot of this food they acquired for free and it doesn't have any value to them. Sorta like a hoarder, they are afraid to NOT have any. I do not pay for their food lost should an appliance fail. I also notice they have small deepfreezes and that is super important to them to have such appliance, which i do not supply. --172.58.xx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 12:26 PM

Yes, if they have renter's insurance, it should cover it.

I also do not replace food.

I will instead come over & loan them my big cooler and a complimentary bag of ice to get them started.

That's what I would do at my house, so it's good enough for others, too. --68.229.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 12:31 PM

Locally we have the Swans Guy that drives around selling expensive frozen meals to folks. It drives me bonkers when I see the truck parked at one of my units.

But what can you do? --24.101.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 2:25 PM

During the pandemic my cousin the checker at the supermarket in Ohio, told me that there were big supplements being given out to those who get government assistance. She said that they are buying the most expensive stuff like lobster and crab's legs. She of course can't afford such things. Caviar too she said. I just heard that the program is ending. One of the mainstream channels mentioned it. I only watch the one Philly station for the weather.


tenants Expensive food! (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 5:22 PM

Yes, Aly - they just stopped the "Bonus $300 / moth", and reported in the news like the poor people are getting their benefits cut, boo hoo & how dare they do that.

Sheesh! --68.229.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 6:09 PM

Had a guy I worked with when I was still at the W2. Nice guy, was great at grilling ribs.

We had an ice storm and power was out for a bit at his place. He was happy as could be. The electric company would reimburse you for lost food because they didn't get the juice back on in a timely fashion.

Turns out he and some of his friends had a receipt bank. They all kept the receipts for any food they bought. When one lost power and could apply for the assistance the others chipped in the papers.

He saw no problems with this at all. --107.147.xx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 8:55 PM

Whether renter's insurance covers the loss or not is irrelevant to the issue of who is liable for the loss. --73.141.xxx.xxx

tenants Expensive food! (by MAT [PA]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 11:12 PM

My lease says I am not responsible for the tenantís personal property. Food is personal property. Unless I did something negligent (like the story mentioned above), I canít imagine even considering paying for a tenantís food. We lost our power for three days a couple of summers ago. How much food did we lose as a result? Zero. Not one bite. Not hard to take some remediation steps to save your food if you try. Tenants think itís a lottery ticket. Itís not - itís called the real world. --173.49.xx.xx

tenants Expensive food! (by Oreo [WI]) Posted on: Mar 15, 2023 11:34 PM

The last two times we had a freezer go down, it was due to the tenants stuffing the freezers to the point you couldn't close the freezer doors properly. Tenant ended up paying for the repair, we stored her food in our coolers w/ice, but we couldn't get it back into the freezer no matter how hard we tried, so brought one more cooler over w/ice for her to put in and suggested she cook some of it and eat it. She was a coupon queen, one of those that goes to the store with 100 coupons and ends up paying $6 for boatloads of food. All her cabinets were stuffed with food and didn't fully close as well as the cabinet drawers. But she wasn't on food stamps. I admire her for that. --75.11.xx.xx

tenants Expensive food! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 12:33 AM


My lease is clear: Res is erpsonsbiel to manage and protect his/her personal property including food in refrigeration during power outage or mechanical breakdown.

Expensive stuff: Covid checks.

Side note: you know those annoying tv ads for seniors to get free food? Diet foods like Atkins do not qualify but $10 each Maine Lobster Tails DO qualify for free!

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx

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