My tenant wants to work in the garage in the winter and the fire department has approved the use of a small wood stove as long as it is WETT certified. My insurance company is saying “no” to this. What should I do?
We cannot provide specific information on the insurance issues so we cannot confirm what they can or cannot do. You’ll have to speak to your broker about this. If you decide not to allow the tenant to have the wood stove, our suggestion would be to write him a letter explaining your reason for denying his request based on the insurance issue. This may help in the event that the tenant tries to claim that this is interfering with his reasonable enjoyment of the premises.