It depends on the appliance. You must provide tenants with cooking appliance that is properly installed in the kitchen. For all other appliances the answer is no. You do not have to provide them.
However, practically yes – you need to provide appliances. If you are renting your property without appliances, it would be harder to get a good tenant simply because all of your competition on the market offers units with appliances in place. It is default standard for Philadelphia properties to have appliances.
Now what about washer and dryer? This is a little bit trickier. Refrigerator and stove there are no questions you should provide them. Dishwasher – maybe – maybe not. But when it comes to washer and dryer it is a little harder, it all depends on the market, competition and another question that arise: do I have to maintain them if I provide them? This is something that your need to refer to your lease. If your lease doesn’t specify who is responsible for the appliances legally you are. You provided it and you are responsible for maintaining. Also, it may be a good idea to take care of the items that you own so maintenance falls on you.
Tenant is responsible for tenants caused damage and neglect. If it is not working properly because the tenant was misusing the appliance.
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If your property has fire suppression system (sprinklers) than you have to have your alarm monitored and the price sounds about right