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    Default Installing air conditioner in a rental property

    We live in a rental property that has no air conditioner. So far we have been okay but I’m sure we’ll have some uncomfortable days when summer really kicks in.

    I’m thinking of asking the real estate to ask the owner about the possibility of installing one.

    Has anyone approached their real estate concerning the same thing? And did you contribute financially in any way (increase in rent, sign a longer lease, pay for part of it yourself etc?).

    I don’t expect the owner to just spend money on installing an A/C and us not having to contribute in some way.

    The other option would be to get a portable A/C, but I’m not sure how great they are (I’ve heard some average reviews). If anyone knows of a good brand I'd be glad to hear about it.

    Anyone have any tips or advice?

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    Default Re: Installing air conditioner in a rental property

    I have a story about our past rental and a fence installation. I will need to reply later when I'm not on my phone though. I'll try to remember to give you or story later today or. tomorrow

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    It may be worth considering a portable A/C. Mines served me well for several years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xanthic View Post
    It may be worth considering a portable A/C. Mines served me well for several years now.
    Would love to know the brand if you care to share, and how much it cost?

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    You could ask them but yes I would be expecting an increase in rent if one was installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laydeebug View Post
    My sister got one put in and their rent went up 5-10 bucks a week (Cant remember exact number)


    That sounds okay, I'd happily pay a little extra rent for the luxury of an air conditioner

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    Default Installing air conditioner in a rental property

    Have you thought about a window one? That way when you move you can take it with you and or sell it. Prices range from $300-800.

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    Default Installing air conditioner in a rental property

    Personally I would get a portable one. You can move it from room to room then take it when you leave. As long as its not a huge area it should be fine. I think they are around $400-$500 for the basic one.

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    I asked once and they said no...I was spewing.


 

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