Deep Fat Fryer Restriction

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    Deep Fat Fryer Restriction

    Anyone place a deep fat fryer restriction in their AST ?

    #2
    On the whole I am against too many restrictions on tenants. However, deep fat fryers do cause a significant number of domestic fires so banning them is not unreasonable, though it is going to be difficult to police. You need to bring the ban to the tenant's attention other than by tucking it away in the tenancy agreement. If you have this sort of ban you need to make sure that the tenant's repair clause excludes damage caused by an insured risk.

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      #3
      How were you proposing to enforce this restriction if tenant gets one? Clearly s8g12 possible but I wouldn't
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        There's a huge difference between deep fat frying on a gas hob and using a purpose built deep fat fryer that I doubt has any more risk of fire than a coffee machine.
        I can't see you can proscribe what a tenant cooks on the hob ?

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          #5
          I recently had a tenant move out and the place absolutely stank of fat (it still does 2 weeks later) - I dont think he cooked with anything other than the fryer, and left it behind full of oil for us to dispose of.

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            #6
            What action did you take with either deposit scheme and/or small claims please?
            I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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              #7
              There was no deposit left as such as he'd stopped paying the rent just before he went.

              If it was a monetary debt (yes, I know the extra cleaning was a cost) then I would usually take it to MCOL, but at present there is too much going on to bother with it.

              I have taken 3 people to MCOL before - one for just £17 - he was a police officer and so full of himself that he didn't believe he should pay the stipulated insurance contribution on his leasehold garage. Soon wiped his cocky smile off his face.

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