5 Best Refrigerators For a Rental Property in 2023

Last Updated: February 2023

Rental Property Refrigerator

Refrigerators are an amenity that either can or cannot be provided with a residential rental unit. Some landlords and property managers choose not to include a refrigerator to reduce property maintenance responsibilities and leave the choice up to the tenant to decide. Below we explore the top 5 refrigerators for rental properties based on 5 different factors to consider when determining which type of refrigerator is best for a rental property unit.

Best Rental Property Refrigerators

Best Overall

LG Electronics – 30 in. 20.2 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator with LED Lighting, SmartDiagnosis and Multi-Air Flow in Stainless Steel, Ice Maker

Best Economy

Frigidaire  20.5-cu ft Top-Freezer Refrigerator (White)

Best Compact

Vissani – 7.1 cu. ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator in Stainless Steel Look

Best Smart

GE  Profile Smart 27.9-cu ft 4-Door French Door Refrigerator with Ice Maker and Door within Door (Fingerprint-resistant Stainless Steel) ENERGY STAR

Best Beverage

COMFEE’ CRV115TAST Beverage Cooler, 115 Cans Beverage Refrigerator, Adjustable Thermostat, Glass Door With Stainless Steel Frame, Reversible Hinge Door And Legs For Home, Apartment

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Rental Property Refrigerator FAQ

Are Landlords Required to Provide Refrigerators?

Landlords are generally not (legally) required to provide refrigerators for rented apartments. The exception to this would be in certain cities and states, laws may require the landlord to provide basic services and amenities that could include things like refrigerator access. Since it is ultimately up to the landlord’s discretion whether or not they include a refrigerator with the rental property, many landlords and residential property management companies are opting not to include a refrigerator to reduce maintenance responsibilities and leave the choice up to the tenant to decide. Typically, if a refrigerator was not provided and/or installed in your unit unit at the time of the lease origination, then the tenant is responsible for purchasing and investing in their own refrigerator for the duration of their rental agreement. Tenants should take into consideration refrigerator costs when budgeting for moving expenses as this will likely be one of the larger investments. As refrigerator costs can vary dramatically depending on style, capacity, and features such as ice-maker or water-dispenser options; the legal requirements surrounding landlords having to provide refrigerator access can be complicated. Ultimately it is important for potential tenants to research local laws when considering an apartment rental and should talk with their landlord or property manager to understand what refrigerator related amenities may be included in their rent agreement.

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