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Driveway gate (by LaSue [LA]) Nov 20, 2020 3:49 PM
       Driveway gate (by Jim in O C [CA]) Nov 20, 2020 4:21 PM
       Driveway gate (by WMH [NC]) Nov 20, 2020 4:21 PM
       Driveway gate (by Robert J [CA]) Nov 20, 2020 5:20 PM
       Driveway gate (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 20, 2020 5:27 PM
       Driveway gate (by gevans [SC]) Nov 20, 2020 6:52 PM
       Driveway gate (by Homer [TX]) Nov 20, 2020 7:13 PM
       Driveway gate (by plenty [MO]) Nov 21, 2020 1:36 PM

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Driveway gate (by LaSue [LA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 3:49 PM
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Hello all!

My tenant recently moved out of one of my sfhs. During her residency she installed a driveway gate (at her cost and with my permission). It has a keypad and solar opener that works well.

I would like to add some wording into my lease regarding the gate, specifically regarding damage to a renterís vehicle if they should park too close to the gateís path and also spelling out responsibility for damage to the gate itself.

Iím honestly not thrilled about having it but it IS a nice looking gate and would be a lot of work to get rid of. Am I looking for trouble with this thing? Are there issues I have not thought of?

Thanks in advance for any imput.

--107.135.xx.xxx




Driveway gate (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 4:21 PM
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Yes someone will try to beat the gate closing and have vehicle damage. Look at the fools that try to beat the railroad crossing arms.

You could put a sign saying DRIVE THROUGH AT YOUR OWN RISK

--99.23.xxx.x




Driveway gate (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 4:21 PM
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I'd be tempted to open it, disable it, and just leave it as an ornament. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Driveway gate (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 5:20 PM
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For something called "money" you can have installed on of several safety devices to detect a car, child or pet in the way of the gate closing. Like a garage door, they have beams of light that when broken will keep the gate from closing. --47.155.xx.xxx




Driveway gate (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 5:27 PM
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I am with WMH........I see only liability and limited benefit. It will not bring in more rent but it will cost you when it breaks --24.101.xxx.xx




Driveway gate (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 6:52 PM
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I'm with WMH.

--69.80.xx.xx




Driveway gate (by Homer [TX]) Posted on: Nov 20, 2020 7:13 PM
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I have had a solar operated driveway gate for 18 years, never hit it. I do have to replace the deep cycle battery every 3 years or so. Also a couple times I have had to replace the mother board. Should be an asset, except when the battery goes dead, and tenants canít get in or out. --107.77.xxx.xx




Driveway gate (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 21, 2020 1:36 PM
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Sell it. In place. Let buyer dissemble. Or just ask higher deposit. Add lease clauses, just simple wordage much like any appliance spell out who is responsible for what. And if keeping gate spend a few minutes training move in resident on how to operate and responsibly. Can you paint a line or add a reflector stick for distance to stay back out of operating space. Talk about it with tenant let them know they are responsible for this item much like any item in the house. --172.56.xx.xxx



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