Hi, I'm not sure if this has been covered before or not, but I can't seem to find the answer.
I've been living in my apartment for almost three months now. The provided washing machine has caused the overload protector in my apartment to switch off the power several times now and I have asked my landlady to replace it, but she is only willing to have it removed.
My tenancy agreement states: "Furniture & Fixture included in this agreement is as follows: ..... wash-machine - 1".
My landlady says that it is common practice in Hong Kong for landlords to list the furniture and fittings in the apartment when you move in, but it does not mean that such items will be provided for the duration of the contract.
She has assured me that I will not be responsible for a washing machine when I move out after she's had it removed, and I am welcome to buy one myself, which I will need to have moved when I move out.
What I want to know is, since it is "included in this agreement", doesn't that mean the duration of my tenancy? The agreement obviously covers the time period set out in it, so shouldn't everything included in the agreement also be covered during that time period?
I don't really want to buy my own washing machine as I don't really want to have it moved when I move out, but I would rather have a washing machine than have to hand wash or take to the cleaners.
Thank you in advance for your help.