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I'm finally ready to get the heck out of here because I've had it in this place. I'm picky about my neighbors, I have a zero tolerance policy on a few things like smoking (kids have asthma and it just stinks), drunkenness (grew up with a drunk for a father so it really bothers me and don't want my kids seeing it), partying every weekend (I value my peace), yelling screaming out of control households (yeah I know, pot calling the kettle black but we haven't had any yelling the last 2 weeks I don't think so were getting back on track). I want nice quiet peaceful neighbors and buying a home or renting one in this area is not a possibility for us. Anyway, do you think there's a possibility of my getting an escape clause written into a lease? Say neighbors move in who have xyz habits and are not willing to stop them (yeah I know) I have the option to break the lease and move without penalty?<br><br>
I think I found a place, lots of benefits and even though its like $200 more a month in the end it would only cost me like $50 a month because I wouldn't have to pay for a few things I am now like cable (basic 2-13 I need for school), laundry, storage and it has a decent sized yard (we don't have a yard here) and kids in the complex. But it has one huge drawback, it has an electric stove and as someone who cooks a lot that's a very bad thing. You simply can not good a good meal on those things! I need at least 1 gas burner, is there something portable I could use? I plan on getting a gas BBQ one of these days and they often come with 1 gas burner, would that work? I've never had cause to use the burner on my moms grill. (thinking using tax money to get it as its actually a NEED since I can't use the stove in the house in the summer without the temp going up to almost 100F in here)
 

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On the lease - in theory you can get anything written into a lease - if the landlord will agree to it. I would say most landlords won't like the idea of a custom lease especially if it doesn't work in their favor, however, it also depends on the rental market in your area. If things go unrented for long periods and there is a lot of competition for renters (see a lot of signs around that say 'free months rent if you move in by X' and the like?) maybe the landlords are getting desperate, they might consider something and if you have great credit history, etc. you might be able to convince an individual owner to consider it, but I really doubt any corporate landlord would.<br><br>
A contract can be written for anything, but in today's world most contracts are pretty standard and any change would most likely need to be reviewed by a lawyer which would cost the landlord money. So you are asking him to pay to rewrite a contract to your favor. So I guess what I'm saying is - can't hurt to ask, but I think its very unlikely anyone will do it.
 

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IMO electric stoves are just as good as gas.<br><br>
I grew up knowing gas stoves where <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Well we moved into a house with a gas stove.<br>
Cant tell you how many times I have burnt my hand/s lifting a pot off the stove.<br>
Any pot handles that I have that aren't metal are being ruined.<br><br>
It takes just as long to heat water on gas as electric.<br>
Cant clean the things right after I have made a spill because once again everything is too hot.<br>
They stink when in use, but maybe my preggo nose is over active.<br><br>
So I wouldn't not get the house just because of the no gas stove.<br><br>
I dont know anything about getting out of a lease.<br><br>
Having a yard would be wonderful for your oldest to get outside and blow off steam.
 

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I don't think there's much of a chance to get what you want written into a lease. Dh's company transfers people a lot and they prefer all renters get a clause that will allow us to break a lease if transfered. We had a hard time getting that put in the lease. So if it's not to the landlords advantage, I can't see why they would add it.<br><br>
As for the stove, my grandparents actually did put in a new stove in their apartment, though they just wanted a larger one. They gave the original one back to the complex and took their stove when they moved. I don't think a landlord would go through the hassle of adding a gas line for a stove.<br><br>
I think the best you could do would be getting a gas/propane grill for outside.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">IMO electric stoves are just as good as gas.<br><br>
I grew up knowing gas stoves where <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
Well we moved into a house with a gas stove.<br>
Cant tell you how many times I have burnt my hand/s lifting a pot off the stove.<br>
Any pot handles that I have that aren't metal are being ruined.<br><br>
It takes just as long to heat water on gas as electric.<br>
Cant clean the things right after I have made a spill because once again everything is too hot.<br>
They stink when in use, but maybe my preggo nose is over active.<br><br>
So I wouldn't not get the house just because of the no gas stove.<br><br>
I dont know anything about getting out of a lease.<br><br>
Having a yard would be wonderful for your oldest to get outside and blow off steam.</div>
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Can't say I've ever had those problems and you can't quickly turn down the temp when something is to hot so everything gets burned on electric ime.
 
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