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Are landlords required to provide screens? by Sue (Colorado Springs ) on July 19, 2008 @11:44

                              
Are landlords required to provide screens? My mother rents an apartment with a patio door. Her landlord is saying if she wants a screen door, she has to pay for it. Is that the case in Colorado?
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Re: Are landlords required to provide screens? by Anonymous on July 19, 2008 @11:58 [ Reply ]
This is a state specific law in only a few places. Look under LL tenant laws and see what it says under obligations. My state has no such obligation.

An alternative - have her get a single garage door screen. They hang over the doorway from the outside like a curtain and are weighted to keep them down. They cost less than $20. They attach with velcro so you can take them with you when you leave. I bought one to put over my french doors in the fsamily room so the kids can go in and out easily. They work great.

Re: Are landlords required to provide screens? by Anonymous on July 19, 2008 @12:14 [ Reply ]
I doubt they are required to provide it, the other poster had a good idea.
Re: Are landlords required to provide screens? by Jack Klein (NY) on July 19, 2008 @13:51 [ Reply ]
The LPA Lease even states that the screen/storm doors are not included in the rental.
The reason is they are high maintenance items that are constantly abused.

I doubt that there is any law requiring screens.
There is of course the legal term: Caveat Emptor (let the buyer beware). Look for screens among other things BEFORE you rent.

In many parts of Europe NOBODY has screens. I guess they haven't been invented there yet.

Re: Are landlords required to provide screens? by MA & NH LL on July 19, 2008 @14:10 [ Reply ]
Some states require them and even go further to require child guards in windows to prevent children from falling out.

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