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FHA Kitchen Appliance Requirements

Did you know FHA does not require that all kitchen appliances be present?

The main issue regarding appliances is whether they’re ‘built-in’ or ‘slide-in.’ Built-in appliances are considered real property and therefore are required by FHA however; slide-in appliances such as a slide-in stove are considered personal property and therefore are not typically required by FHA.

Regardless of built-in or slide-in; any appliances that are present must be in good working order and not a threat to the safety of the home or its occupants. Additionally, if a slide-in ‘gas’ stove is not present then the gas line leading to the stove area should be capped; which is generally the same rule for ‘gas’ dryers.
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