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raise the price (by Nicole [PA]) Jul 29, 2021 8:37 AM
       raise the price (by plenty [MO]) Jul 29, 2021 9:17 AM
       raise the price (by JB [OR]) Jul 29, 2021 11:29 AM
       raise the price (by dino [CA]) Jul 29, 2021 4:44 PM
       raise the price (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jul 30, 2021 9:45 AM

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raise the price (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2021 8:37 AM

In the handyman thread, I saw several stated the guy didn't want the job; hence the outrageous price. Response was that he's basically not to be trusted, no good guy, etc.

I read on here that when folks want rid of a bad tenant, at renewal time they raise the rent to an amount the tenant will want to leave.

Seems the same thing to me. Not saying it's the same folks saying both things because I don't know if it is. --72.70.xxx.xxx

raise the price (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2021 9:17 AM

Agree. It's easier to make it about the money than the people. --172.58.xx.xxx

raise the price (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2021 11:29 AM

Well around here if I tell a tenant I want them gone I have to cough up a few thousand dollars so they can be compensated for having to find a new place.

If I increase the rent and they decide to leave, it's on them. That's a no brainer to me. --73.25.xx.xxx

raise the price (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2021 4:44 PM

The reductions in price by the handyman tells us he wanted the job but at a price thousands above what he was worth. I agree that he was not to be trusted.

Nevertheless, even if it was a situation where he did not want the job, there is a huge difference from the LL that wants the tenant to move.

The LL does not want the tenancy to continue. Some tenants are not worth the increased rental payments. The increae in rent is likely the most cost effective way to have the tenant leave. Even if an eviction is necessary, the case for non-payment of rent will almost always be more clear cut than having to prove a nuisance or some other violation. The tenant move might save the LL thousands of dollars from an eviction. Typically, the tenant has violated the rental agreement. The LL cannot expect the tenant to leave on his/her own. This situation exists as a result of the rules of the legal system the LL is forced to play by. There is nothing unethical or dishonest about a landlord avoiding being abused by a legal system stacked against the landlord.

The contractor/handyman that does not want a job loses nothing by saying he is just too busy. I do question the honesty of any contractor/handyman that would offer an estimate of 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 times the value of the job. The contractor/handyman is not about to lose thousands in an eviction if he simply is honest and says he is too busy to do the job at a reasonable price. He wastes the time of the LL waiting for the ridiculous estimate. Just as bad, that contractor/handyman is essentially telling the LL that the job is worth the amount of the estimate which is dishonest.


raise the price (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2021 9:45 AM

insightful observation --24.101.xxx.xxx

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