Fireplace & Wood/Pellet-Burning Stoves Addendum

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Attach The Fireplace & Wood/Pellet-Burning Addendum to your lease when your rental unit includes a fireplace or wood/pellet-burning stove.

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Having a fireplace in a rental unit can up the ante for attracting a tenant. Offering a wood-burning stove also provides this benefit. Perhaps it is the romance of a burning fire on a cool winter’s night or the allure of the savings attached to burning wood to reduce energy costs in the cold weather; either one can be appealing across the board.

However, offering this amenity comes with issues. First, is the safety issue. Secondly, is responsible operation. Third, is preservation of your real estate investment.

The ezLandlordForms Addendum: Fireplaces & Wood/Pellet-Burning Stoves ensures that the lease covers this intricate rental feature. Did you know this addendum is completely editable? Text may be added or taken away by placing your cursor in the convenient text box. The existing text in the addendum covers the whole gamut of possibilities where wood burning amenities are concerned. It is designed to keep the landlord-tenant relationship specific and composed. For instance: what happens if a tenant damages the apparatus? This form covers that! If the fireplace becomes unable to use; will the landlord lose money? The clever addendum addresses that as well.

Just when you think that is all there is to it, this unique and encompassing form, goes one step further. A tip sheet is added with ideas and safety guidelines directly from the United States Fire Administration (USFA).

    Make sure that if you are supplying this cozy nicety to take several steps:
  • Increase insurance or contact your insurer to make it known that you are renting a property with a fire burning appliance.
  • Show your tenant how to use the fireplace or wood-burning stove and make sure they fully understand the operation.
  • Provide fire extinguishers!

IDEA: Often a landlord may have this amenity located in the property but does not want it to be used. Use this form to provide that term in the lease as well. Remember, this form is completely editable.