“Where does this leave me?” asked Chaim.
“Since there is a dispute in the case of meisa machamas melacha, it is not possible to legally obligate the renter,” said Rabbi Dayan. “You should seek a compromise leaning in favor of the owner, as the Nesivos and Aruch Hashulchan rule that way.”
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