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I am a landlord and My tenant is asking me to do Power wash

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Hi, I am a landlord and My tenant is asking me to do Power wash a home in PA. whose responsibility is this?
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?
Customer: PA
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: Lease says maintainance is supported by Landlord.. But nothing is mentioned about power wash..
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No.. This is it. my renter is currentely staying in property..
Submitted: 13 days ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Loren replied 13 days ago.

Good afternoon. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I look forward to assisting you.

Why does the tenant believe they are entitled to demand a power wash of the house?

Expert:  Loren replied 13 days ago.

What will they do if the landlord refuses?

Customer: replied 13 days ago.
I don't what he will do.. But he is asking power wash for no reason..He is asking just for sake to do it..No reason really..
Expert:  Loren replied 13 days ago.

Thank you for the additional information. There is nothing in the Pennsylvania statutes which creates a legal obligation for the landlord to power wash the premises upon the demand of the tenant. Therefore, any such obligation would have to be contained in the terms of the lease. If there is no provision for a power wash in the lease then the tenant has no legal basis to demand one.

So, you can legally decline the request and the tenant can not force you.

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