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new toilet seat (by Tammy [TN]) Sep 22, 2015 7:31 AM
       new toilet seat (by Nicole [PA]) Sep 22, 2015 7:39 AM
       new toilet seat (by gevans [SC]) Sep 22, 2015 7:40 AM
       new toilet seat (by S i d [MO]) Sep 22, 2015 7:52 AM
       new toilet seat (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 22, 2015 10:59 AM
       new toilet seat (by Anon [PA]) Sep 22, 2015 1:10 PM
       new toilet seat (by Robert,Ontario,Canq [ON]) Sep 22, 2015 4:16 PM

new toilet seat (by Tammy [TN]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 7:31 AM

State Specific Question About: TENNESSEE (TN)

Does a Landlord need to replace toilet seats with new tenants? If its not new at move in and it cracks/breaks is it still considered damage or at this point normal wear & tear?

new toilet seat (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 7:39 AM

spend $5 at Dollar General and be done with it

new toilet seat (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 7:40 AM

Don't sweat the small stuff. Replace and keep moving. --141.129.x.xx

new toilet seat (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 7:52 AM

Clorox wipe (7 cents per sheet) to disinfect. A toilet seat should last unless someone abuses it. If it is cracked or broken, replace it. Otherwise, you're just filling up land fills.

I don't buy the el-cheapo plastic ones from Wal-Mart. Spend $20 and it should NEVER break under normal usage. By way of comparison, the toilets in my house were new 15 years ago. All 3 seats still in perfect working order and look new.

Just because a tenant can destroy it doesn't make it normal wear and tear. Follow that logic and you're replacing a lot of stuff that is really damage. I charge for broken/damage on a $3 mini-blind, so why not a toilet seat?

Btw, I bill at material cost x 2 (for the hassle of going to buy it) rounded up to the next whole dollar, and a minimum of $10 per item installed or $25 per half hour of labor whichever is greater, except incandescent light bulbs that are $1 each. So replacing 1 mini-blind is $16.

Tenant receive a copy of my move-out inspection list, so they know what needs to be replaced and how much it will cost them if they fail to do so. They have the option to do it inexpensively, or leave it to me to hassle with and pay too much.

Ever allow a rental car agency to fill up your gas tank, especially the ones by the airports? Gasp!

With respect to my fellows Mr. LL posters, I don't consider this "small stuff". Professional property managers make their money off of maintenance, not the portion of rent they get. That means we need to be charging for stuff and charging market rates. If you hired a Pro to manage your property, are you cool with them billing YOU $40 to replace a toilet seat, because a real Pro will do exactly that! Time to ask yourself: is this a business or a tenant-charity event? This is the stuff that sets the Pros apart from the mom 'n pop amateurs. I learned this from a buddy who with his wife professionally manage upwards of 300 units in Branson, MO.

new toilet seat (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 10:59 AM


I'd love to hear if TN has a law about toilet seats!

(Cue jokes about mountainman outhouses!)

My lease is clear: the home must be restored to move in condition. It includes a long list of common repairs and pre-agreed fees.

The resident has the time and opportunity to clean and make simple repairs to resident caused damage. Res can call in the boyfriend or dad to make it right because we DO charge for every little thing and we charge HIGH - because *I* don't want to do it!

All that said, Momma picks the house and Momma does not want to park her bare tushie on somebody elses' toilet seat. So we always install a new seat at turnover.

We only charge the outgoing res if it appears to have been damaged by abuse.

Some seats are really cheap and crack easily.

new toilet seat (by Anon [PA]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 1:10 PM

Even though the toilet seat was old it was in great shape but still I only once changed it at the request of a new tenant. She moved out after six months and I sold the unit right away.

new toilet seat (by Robert,Ontario,Canq [ON]) Posted on: Sep 22, 2015 4:16 PM

On and off one can buy new toilet seats along with other building materials at the Habitat for Humanity restores. What is not available at one store one can find at another store. If the toilet is cracked then that is abuse. If the parts are worn out then it is wear and tear.

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