Are Tenants Allowed to Have A Grill?

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  Around the spring and summer months, we get this question a lot: “Are Tenants Allowed to Have A Grill?” This is a very tricky question. So in this article, we’re going to be sharing with you how we handle it at Green Ocean Property Management.   In all our leases, we don’t allow grills….

Can Tenants Have a Grill

 

Around the spring and summer months, we get this question a lot: Are Tenants Allowed to Have A Grill?” This is a very tricky question. So in this article, we’re going to be sharing with you how we handle it at Green Ocean Property Management.

 

In all our leases, we don’t allow grills. We understand that in many states and jurisdictions, they might state that it has to be within 10 ft. of the house or more. And that should give them a decent buffer that if there is some sort of fire issue.  You have to be very careful with things like porches and decks, which are super common for people to put grills on. 

 

In addition, our leases state that there should be no grills in the property. If we do see them, we can either fine or charge the tenant and we can remove it at their cost. And again, it’s not to say that people aren’t allowed to have grills, we just want to make sure that we’re telling them that they’re not liable for it, and we want to protect the landlord for it.

We suggest electric grills

 

 

We do sometimes allow the electric grills, the ones that are just plugged into the wall. The chances of that starting a fire is a lot less than both propane or charcoal but regardless we’d rather be safe than sorry, just not allow them to do it at all.

 

If you are a landlord that is adamant about making sure that your tenants have a grill space, maybe it’s something depending upon the size of your property, that we will build a specific area that they can have a grill, and its protected with concrete as well as fire extinguishers and all these types of precautions that will still allow them to grill safely. We will make sure that both other residents within the home and your property are covered as well.

 

If you or anyone else you know, is looking for a proactive property manager that can help you solve problems and avoid them in the first place like fires due to grilling, please think of Green Ocean Property Management, where you get more than a property manager, you get peace of mind.

 

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