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Doors (by Lana [IN]) Apr 22, 2019 4:25 PM
       Doors (by Scott [IN]) Apr 22, 2019 5:41 PM
       Doors (by melinda [MD]) Apr 22, 2019 7:07 PM
       Doors (by moby [IN]) Apr 22, 2019 9:08 PM
       Doors (by CX [WA]) Apr 22, 2019 9:21 PM
       Doors (by Small potatoes [NY]) Apr 22, 2019 9:31 PM
       Doors (by WMH [NC]) Apr 23, 2019 5:03 AM
       Doors (by DJ [VA]) Apr 23, 2019 6:08 AM
       Doors (by Barb [MO]) Apr 23, 2019 6:08 AM
       Doors (by plenty [MO]) Apr 23, 2019 7:13 AM
       Doors (by Vee [OH]) Apr 23, 2019 9:08 AM
       Doors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 23, 2019 10:49 AM
       Doors (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 23, 2019 11:07 AM
       Doors (by Sisco [MO]) Apr 23, 2019 11:16 AM

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Doors (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 4:25 PM

Today was first day we mowed and it was a day of discovery. Two months ago I moved a family of 4 into a big 2br unit. It is 3 stories and has 3 doors. Last week I was at unit to return a food stamp form and I noted the front storm door was missing the pin that connects the automatic closer to door. The father told me the toddler daughter keeps pulling it out so they left it out. I told him it needs the closer and I would send someone to put a more permanent pin in. The unit is an old doctors office and the storm is over 40 inches wide, has a large window, exactly matches the other unit in duplex(they are side by side) and it is a very expensive door. It's also less than 2 years old. Today we found the back storm door completely removed, frame and all, and leaning against house. Female tenant stated she did not know what happened, then sent a text stating her hubby said it blew off in a big windstorm over a month ago and he picked it out of the yard and leaned it against house. I sent back, ' you mean it even blew the screws right out of the frame?' She sent back,' I'll go look for the screws.' LOL tenants fail sarcasm detection.

Then we found side door had closer disconnected and no longer closes.

I sent text and written notice that she is required to inform me of damages like lost doors to me, because I really care when my property is damaged.

What do they have against doors?

Doors (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 5:41 PM

I wonder if you could replace those pins with a small padlock, or replace tenants with others that will respect your property.

Doors (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 7:07 PM

Interior and exterior doors for some reason do not do well with many tenants. Never have had any problems with them myself and I have lived in houses for over 70 years. Think it simply is how a person is raised.

Doors (by moby [IN]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 9:08 PM

I would expect more trouble in this relationship. Time for a posting.

Doors (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 9:21 PM

I once found one of my interior doors in the yard, serving as a target for knife-throwing practice. A sign of worse things to come...

Evidently your storm door was more of a nuisance to your tenants than a valuable energy-saving feature.

Figure out your expenses for repair and reattachment and bill them NOW for their damage, put the door in storage until they move out.

Do more frequent inspections on the unit and bill them immediately for whatever damages they cause. If you cannot train them this way, get them out.

Doors (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2019 9:31 PM

I remove storm doors every chance I get not the way it should go but they did you a favor

Doors (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 5:03 AM

We are out of the storm door business. If one is there and works, great. If it breaks, tenant can repair at their expense or we will remove.

Doors (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 6:08 AM

CX nailed it - they don't want storm doors. Oblige them. Leave the frame on the house, so you can put them back on someday, but put the doors in storage before they get ruined.

And you will have to do inspections to catch them right away on other stuff. Be strict about billing and COLLECTING the repair money right away, if there is any hope of training them to be better.

I had a storm door get ripped off a house by the wind - pulled out the screws and tore up the wood underneath really bad. Now there is nothing solid to install another one to, IF I wanted to.

Good Luck!

Doors (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 6:08 AM

Iíve removed storm doors on mine. I have them at home and they last for years. They break after a few months n the rentals for some reason. I gave up.

Doors (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 7:13 AM

Store the doors for now. I would deduct every penny from deposit to fix, restore and rehang once they leave. And i would sit quietly with that information. I'm curious as to why they were choosen to live there? Seems like they are not a good fit. What made them a good fit at screening time? --99.203.xx.xx

Doors (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 9:08 AM

Put some caulking on the pin so it can't be taken out by the toddler, bill the replacement door in the next rent cycle, if you can't train them trade them.

Doors (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 10:49 AM


Toddler and pin? How? They are tricky to remove.

Just say no to storm doors and carpet. Once they break they are gone.

(Fun fact to know and tell: Indiana HEALTH code, not building code, requires a self closing screen door on every exterior door. But have you seen screen doors on the front of a new $500,000 home?)

Me? I'd bill now for the replacement work but not re-install the door. Put it in storage for "someday I might want it".


Doors (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 11:07 AM

The toddler, my eye! It's the grownups, judging from the other doors.

Doors (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Apr 23, 2019 11:16 AM

A person dealing with a Food stamp form and an expensive door are incompatible with each other.

IMHO, fixtures and hardware similar to the county jail are of the type that you require in order to provide housing for these folks.

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