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Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) May 29, 2019 5:13 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Steve [MA]) May 29, 2019 6:20 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by NE [PA]) May 29, 2019 6:23 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by gevans [SC]) May 29, 2019 6:31 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by WMH [NC]) May 29, 2019 7:15 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Deanna [TX]) May 29, 2019 8:17 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Libi [NY]) May 29, 2019 8:19 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Still Learning [NH]) May 29, 2019 8:31 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) May 29, 2019 8:33 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Deanna [TX]) May 29, 2019 9:02 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) May 29, 2019 9:08 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) May 29, 2019 9:22 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) May 29, 2019 9:22 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by AllyM [NJ]) May 29, 2019 9:28 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Vee [OH]) May 29, 2019 9:59 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) May 29, 2019 10:16 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by Still Learning [NH]) May 29, 2019 1:37 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) May 29, 2019 2:46 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) May 29, 2019 3:02 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) May 29, 2019 3:52 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) May 29, 2019 5:03 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) May 29, 2019 5:18 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by WMH [NC]) May 30, 2019 4:03 PM
       Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) May 31, 2019 11:38 AM
       Window blinds, do I need (by lois [CA]) Jun 9, 2019 5:04 PM

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Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 5:13 AM
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My kids are the only ones I have rented to. Not really rented, but they lived there while in college and just covered the expenses. A few of the window blinds are broken. I'm wondering if I should replace them or is that on my new tenant?

--98.229.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 6:20 AM
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It's not a legal requirement to provide them. However I've found that it works best at least for me to provide either cord free mini blinds or shades for all of the windows. I've also found that if I mount some curtain rod holders, there is far less damage to either the window casings or the walls. --96.237.xx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 6:23 AM
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Make your kids replace them. It's a good lesson for them and better for America.

Even if it wasn't your kids, it would be on the departing tenant to make the unit "whole" again. --50.32.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 6:31 AM
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How can I "like" NE's comment?

No requirement to have them, but it kind of sets the pace in the LL/tenant relationship. If you rent them a house with broken stuff, that sends the strong message that you don't care if stuff is broken. Is that the message you wish to convey?

Fix, repair, replace, paint, clean, etc... make sure they are getting a quality rental and you have a much better chance of a quality tenant. --69.80.xx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 7:15 AM
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If you don't cover the windows, they will - and it won't be with nice simple window shades. They will use nails and screws to put up towels or a sheet or a flag of some sort, damaging both the wall and the exterior look of your property.

If they want curtains, be sure you do the installation of the rod because they will do it wrong. And once installed, it stays there - it's not theirs anymore. --50.82.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 8:17 AM
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After they stopped making the $4 blinds, which were cheap enough to be considered disposable, I'm transitioning into a tension rod ($3) + cheap sheers from Walmart ($6), rather than going into corded blinds. I haven't been doing it long enough to see what I'm getting back, but my neither my tenants nor my rent rates are suitable for "good" blinds. --107.77.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by Libi [NY]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 8:19 AM
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We providing the window rods and a blinds. No one complained that we have them.

I have seen too many blankets nailed down with 3 BIG nails.

Just replace.

You can tell your kids to replace. (Adult supervision might be required). --174.203.xx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 8:31 AM
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We provide blinds and I am now making sure there are also curtain rods on windows. The window trim and drywall above and next to looks like a war zone if you donít. Funny how I love light and have very few curtains or sheers where I need them but tenants love dark and never seem to let light in. --24.61.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 8:33 AM
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I put the 2" faux wood ones, Home depot has a great variety of lengths and will custom cut. They are more durable than the cheapie 1" vinyl

A neat trick , if the window is very wide, say more than 60-65", is to install two blinds. They don't even have to be the same length! --144.250.xx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:02 AM
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re: more durable, I seemed to have just as many problems with broken strings as I had with broken vinyl slats. Are the more expensive blinds better-strung? --96.46.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:08 AM
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The cheap 2" faux wood ones that Home Depot now sells are cordless so there's no strings for tenants to pull. You just apply a small amount of force up or down on the bottom. The force needed is a lot less than for corded blinds. --144.250.xx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:22 AM
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Wonderful advice everyone. Thank you! I'm going to split the cost between my kids and replace. I'll try for the cordless ones! Thanks again for all the replies!

--98.229.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by Virgin landlord [MA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:22 AM
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Wonderful advice everyone. Thank you! I'm going to split the cost between my kids and replace. I'll try for the cordless ones! Thanks again for all the replies!

--98.229.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:28 AM
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Here in NJ we are required to have window coverings in place before we can pass an inspection for occupancy. You can have shades which are hard to find, or blinds. I got some really expensive ones for my better apartment and they are a pleasure. Easy to open, set and close. I have huge bay windows in one unit and needed blinds that really operate easily. The plastic ones were way to heavy. --173.61.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 9:59 AM
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You will get cordless - no choice thanx to irresponsible people with -maniacs- as quoted from the auto industry commercials, bad drivers drive up the cost of insurance and bad maniac management drives up the cost of blinds. --76.188.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 10:16 AM
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Our policy on blinds: we do not supply blinds. When taking a house back i tell the crew don't throw them away-- take down and put in closets. WE DO NOT MAINTAIN ITEMS THAT CAUSE CHILDRENS DEATHS!

Houses show so much better when blinds are off window. We tell new tenants the policy and that if they want to use the closet blinds they take on the responsibility and liability. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 1:37 PM
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MYOB, does cordless change how you would handle it --24.61.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 2:46 PM
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Still learning NH- NO! How can i be sure those left on premises comply? How about new tenant putting up corded ones and claiming they were mine?

It's a gentle way of saying here's some blinds but you fix if broken- use if you want or get your own. Kinda like a screen door-- we tell um right away-- last tenant put this up-- we don't maintain it. (even if we put it up) --99.103.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 3:02 PM
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"How about new tenant putting up corded ones and claiming they were mine?" Thats what happens when they use your closet blinds --144.250.xx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 3:52 PM
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BUT I don't supply blinds! Is not included in any way shape or form on the minimum charges and fees-- take um trash um what ever-- there not mine-- . --99.103.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by David [MI]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 5:03 PM
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myob .... they are on your property .... in the closet. That's not the same as being in the trash can on the curb --50.4.xxx.x




Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 29, 2019 5:18 PM
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I have a policy called the Chris Columbus policy. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 30, 2019 4:03 PM
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MYOB, sometimes I think your harda$$ approach is right-on, other times it makes me scratch my head...but carry on, whatever works for you, works for you! --50.82.xxx.xx




Window blinds, do I need (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 31, 2019 11:38 AM
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WMH do you mean the chris columbus policy?

When I do things others don't a refer to Chris Columbus-- the guy who discovered america (second). He took a chance and sometimes in life you gotta take a chance-- it's can't all be written in stone.

WMH but if you mean just my general way of doing things? Well it does work for me. I have 63 families with 800 different personalities-- who are very nice as long as I'm shaking my head in the affirmative for them-- but the second you shake the head in the NO direction--- a whole new tenant comes out.

So I keep um guessing which LL they will get today when they call. Most say "I want to talk to the other guy" it's the same guy they just don't know it. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Window blinds, do I need (by lois [CA]) Posted on: Jun 9, 2019 5:04 PM
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Do you all charge for broken blinds after 3 yrs in place? In extremely hot climate, cheap vinyl mini blinds seem to break in window with hot sun. --99.89.xx.xx



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