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Well, what if it is a verbal month-to month? Thanks in advance, L.S.S.
Oral/Verbal contracts, as the old saying goes, "are worth the price of the paper they're printed on!" If your lease is month-to-month, and verbal, then the landlord could prohibit you from placing the refrigerator after giving you 15-days written notice, and if you didn't remove the refrigerator, the landlord could terminate your lease on 15-days written notice, and if you do not vacate the premises voluntarily, then the landlord could sue for eviction. Somehow, I doubt that the landlord would do any of this, because it's expensive and time consuming, and it's not worth the hassle to sue over a dormitory refrigerator. But, there is a risk, so you have to be prepared to deal with that possibility. The only way to avoid the risk is to put the fridge in your room. That's inconvenient, when you're trying to cook a meal, but it's the only real option to avoid an argument and still have a working refrigerator. Hope this helps.