Calculating cost of damag
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Calculating cost of damag (by Lucky Land Lady [CA]) Sep 18, 2020 12:17 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 18, 2020 6:18 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by plenty [MO]) Sep 18, 2020 8:16 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Nicole [PA]) Sep 18, 2020 9:18 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by NE [PA]) Sep 18, 2020 9:22 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Sisco [MO]) Sep 18, 2020 10:19 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Land Lady [CA]) Sep 18, 2020 7:08 PM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 19, 2020 1:43 PM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Plenty [MO]) Sep 19, 2020 1:54 PM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Mark [CA]) Sep 19, 2020 3:13 PM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Sir Walter [NC]) Sep 19, 2020 11:21 PM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Lucky Land Lady [CA]) Sep 20, 2020 1:21 AM
       Calculating cost of damag (by Wilma [PA]) Sep 20, 2020 4:05 PM

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Calculating cost of damag (by Lucky Land Lady [CA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 12:17 AM
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My tenant damaged a tile shelf in my vintage bathroom. I don't know if the shelf can be repaired or if it will have to be replaced. California requires the return of the security deposit within 21 days. She didn't disclose the damage and I only discovered it when I was cleaning. There is now not enough time to have a professional tile repairer estimate the damage. I now have to return the security deposit but I don't know whether to charge the cost of repair of the shelf or the cost of replacement. ($200 vs 800) There is now not enough time to have a professional tile repairer fix/replace the damage. --23.125.xxx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 6:18 AM
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In California you are supposed to offer your tenant 2 week pre-move out inspections, listing all of the know deposit deductions.

Then once the tenant is out you need to conduct a second inspections, listing all of the damages. Then you have 21 days to sent your tenant receipts and their refund. If you were unable to get estimates, then you should have sent back an estimated amount with an itemization.

If you did not offer your tenant a pre-move out inspection, then you have to return 100% of their deposit.

However if your tenant didn't want you to conduct a pre-move out inspection, then you don't have to do one, but should have sent them a confirmation email or texted message that they were asked a declined a pre-move out inspection.

--47.155.xx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 8:16 AM
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How did you come to the numbers $200 vs $800? --99.203.xx.xx




Calculating cost of damag (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 9:18 AM
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plenty - I think $200 is to repair and $800 to replace. I want to know what kind of bathroom shelf costs $800.I can't imagine how much is the house worth if a shelf is $800 !! --72.70.xxx.xx




Calculating cost of damag (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 9:22 AM
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For future reference, remove anything "vintage" from a rental and replace with standard. --70.44.xxx.xx




Calculating cost of damag (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 10:19 AM
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Charge $800. If you find later that the vintage shelf could be replaced for less you mail a refund, less administrative fees.

Do keep in mind that the tenant was not forthcoming about the damaged shelf. I wouldnít compromise on quality to save their money. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Land Lady [CA]) Posted on: Sep 18, 2020 7:08 PM
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1. Tenant moved out before end of tenant and didnít want to come for pre- inspection. I made her do a virtual pre-inspection. (Me in the house, her on zoom). During walk through I didnít notice break in shelf. She didnít mention it. She had opportunity to cure all damages but chose not to. Two weeks later when I was cleaning discovered broken shelf. 2. The shelf is installed in shower and matches original tile work. Shelf is likely worth $40 when new. The difficulty is cost of labor. $200 to fix $600 to replace. --23.125.xxx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 1:43 PM
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Paying someone to do ceramic tile repair (esp in vintage home) is very expensive. If that shelf isn't too elaborate, I'd look in thrift stores and architectural salvage places for a replacement. I'm always on the look out for porcelain/ceramic soap dishes, toothbrush holders, etc. for my 1944 house. Sometimes Ebay or other Vintage sites sell those items. Amazing what people give away. Guy who redid my leaky (always) shower found an awesome built in soap/washrag dish behind the old tile. I kept it just in case. Neat piece of history that got covered up somewhere along the timeline. --72.199.xx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 1:54 PM
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Then get it fixed. Have the guy write receipt for labor and materials broken out. Use this bill and cancelled check for your security deposit accouting. Pretty simple, no apology needed. If you feel differently then split the charge with tenant. --99.203.xx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Mark [CA]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 3:13 PM
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In CA it is perfectly acceptable to deduct the estimated cost of a replacement or repair at the 21 day point and return the excess. Itemize everything, send return receipt and then close it out with a follow up itemization when you have the final invoices. For guidance look at the CA landlord/tenant handbook. Replace what was there, that is what you provided. --107.77.xxx.xx




Calculating cost of damag (by Sir Walter [NC]) Posted on: Sep 19, 2020 11:21 PM
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Try Ebay seller muncher33 for a match. If you don't see an exact match in their store, message them with a picture of the item. They may have it in stock. Or message another seller if they don't.

I had previously looked for a match for 1950s tile. It would have been prohibitively expensive for me to get a match for a single item via a reproduction tile maker. I think that some ebay sellers get reproductions made in bulk for many vintage tile pieces. My cost was much cheaper going that route. --98.122.xxx.xx




Calculating cost of damag (by Lucky Land Lady [CA]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 1:21 AM
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Thank you for the great tips! I will be on the look out for a replacement shelf. That is the thing with vintage, it takes a while to find these parts. I will keep a replacement standing by if the fix doesn't hold. I will charge her an estimate for the repair instead of the replacement, because I just don't know what the cost is. Meanwhile if it costs, more than my estimate, I will just be happy this bad tenant is out of my house and life. Bad tenants are what makes landlording so difficult. --23.125.xxx.xxx




Calculating cost of damag (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Sep 20, 2020 4:05 PM
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What Mark(CA) said. Deduct the estimate from the tile repair person from the SD. I've done it myself, no problems. --96.227.xxx.xxx



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