My niece moved in her apartment in April of 2016 with no patio blinds to the window. I asked the landlord when are you going to put the blinds up to her window? He said it's the tentants responsibility. I said since when & she's living in a apartment. I can understand if blinds were already up & had gotten torn up, beat up, chewed up then yes it would be the tenants responsibility to replace them. Never heard this explanation before.
Your niece pays for the patio blinds in this situation if she wants to have them. There's no Indiana law requiring blinds to be on the windows of apartments that are put up for rent. The only situations where the landlord may have been required to have blinds up are if it was specified in the lease that they would be provided or there were blinds in the apartment at the time she moved in but needed replacement through no fault of her own and needed replaced.
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