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First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 5, 2021 9:45 PM
       First Broken (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 5, 2021 10:21 PM
       First Broken (by Gail K [GA]) Sep 5, 2021 11:02 PM
       First Broken (by Dee Ann [WI]) Sep 6, 2021 12:43 AM
       First Broken (by myob [GA]) Sep 6, 2021 8:11 AM
       First Broken (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Sep 6, 2021 11:28 AM
       First Broken (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Sep 6, 2021 11:33 AM
       First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Sep 6, 2021 11:35 AM
       First Broken (by Ltd [AZ]) Sep 6, 2021 12:11 PM
       First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 6, 2021 12:12 PM
       First Broken (by myob [GA]) Sep 6, 2021 2:58 PM
       First Broken (by Dave [CA]) Sep 6, 2021 4:14 PM
       First Broken (by Busy [WI]) Sep 6, 2021 10:30 PM
       First Broken (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 6, 2021 10:34 PM
       First Broken (by Pat [VA]) Sep 7, 2021 7:59 AM
       First Broken (by Johnny B. [MA]) Sep 7, 2021 8:25 AM
       First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Sep 7, 2021 11:06 AM
       First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Sep 7, 2021 11:07 AM
       First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 7, 2021 12:27 PM
       First Broken (by Ron [IL]) Sep 8, 2021 4:57 PM
       First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Sep 8, 2021 5:14 PM
       First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 8, 2021 6:09 PM
       First Broken (by Alice [ME]) Sep 9, 2021 10:26 AM
       First Broken (by WMH [NC]) Sep 9, 2021 10:54 AM
       First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 9, 2021 11:40 AM
       First Broken (by hubba hubba [CA]) Sep 9, 2021 6:02 PM
       First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Sep 9, 2021 8:25 PM
       First Broken (by plenty [MO]) Sep 9, 2021 8:43 PM
       First Broken (by Ron [FL]) Sep 10, 2021 5:39 PM
       First Broken (by Todd [TX]) Sep 16, 2021 12:21 PM

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First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 5, 2021 9:45 PM
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So when you get a new tenant moving in, what is the FIRST thing in the house that ends up broken/trashed? With me it's always the mini-blinds.

--72.207.xx.xxx




First Broken (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 5, 2021 10:21 PM
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Window Screen, garbage disposer. --47.155.xx.xxx




First Broken (by Gail K [GA]) Posted on: Sep 5, 2021 11:02 PM
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Ceiling fans. Sometimes it's the fan switch that gets yanked out, sometimes the light switch (which is easier to get into and replace). I've had two where at least one blade "disappeared" into thin air.

I hate ceiling fans in a rental. They are popular though.

Gail --73.108.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 12:43 AM
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Great question, door closers.

Going back a few years, appliances.

A deer hunter brought back so much meat, forced the freezer door shut, breaking the freezer door piece that secures thes food into the door.

Same year a super couponer stuffed so much food in her freezer, the same thing happened. --75.11.xx.xx




First Broken (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 8:11 AM
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In the famous words of Charlie Griswold--"Does it really matter EDDIE"? --99.103.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 11:28 AM
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It's been awhile since a tenant broke anything. When I had tenants who broke stuff, I wouldn't know what broke first because they would never tell me they broke something, I'd just find it after they moved out. --76.178.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 11:33 AM
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Most often broken: mini-blinds and window screens. What are tenants doing that rips every window screen in the house?

Most annoying: when they break the plastic shelves in the door of the refrigerator. Those shelves are expensive and difficult to source. Usually, if they are breaking shelves, they break all of them. --76.178.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 11:35 AM
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Another vote for mini blinds.

Since our rentals are in a B+/C- one time bedroom community to manufacturing, we follow the elimination of any frills that can be abused/broken. Aka Mike McLean? list.

1. no ceiling fans

2. no garbage disposals

3. no garages

4. no access to attic/basement

5. no hose bibs

6. no sink sprayers

7. no dishwashers

9. no closet/pantry doors

10. generally speaking no storm doors.

We do make an exception with laundry hook ups since the nearest legit laundromat is about a 15-20 min drive, many of which won't do.

--72.231.xxx.xx




First Broken (by Ltd [AZ]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 12:11 PM
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First thing I did with both my apt properties was seal off the laundry hook-ups and put in pay to play laundry rooms.

My biggest broken item was sliding glass door screens. I nearly started buying them in bulk! ;) I don't know how they managed, but nearly every turn over. 90% never went on their porches or patios, yet they'd bend them, or put holes in the screen.

When I turned the 4 plex into senior apts I can't recall any issues. I've never broken a screen in my life. --47.216.xx.xxx




First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 12:12 PM
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MAP that reminded me: Hose sprayer nozzles and I just had my plumber disconnect and cap off the sink sprayer. Yup, breakage city. --72.207.xx.xxx




First Broken (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 2:58 PM
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MAP and sorta-- wow I loved that..... copying now.. The sprayer is classic.

MAP are you from out east? near Shirley/ Mastic Beach area? --99.103.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Dave [CA]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 4:14 PM
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Families with kids using towel racks, toilet seats, door knobs and cabinet doors as gym equipment

If you're gonna be a parent,...supervise and raise your offspring properly --67.49.xx.x




First Broken (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 10:30 PM
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Their lawnmower.

So, I upped rents and supplied mowing service. --70.92.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 6, 2021 10:34 PM
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What is first doesn't really matter.

What does is you find out the bad behavior and address it so it stops.

I know ohhh too many folks who simply hope things are running okay instead of doing routine walk throughs. If you see an issue developing, address with the resident.

I don't always charge them, but I let them know that they are going down the wrong path. Why don't you always charge, because wear and tear isn't always clear...also I don't treat all residents the same way. I had one who was there for 11 years now for example that recently broke her neck. I typically don't pull out AC window units, but last week I did. She is 71.

I like that you are looking for patterns!

--24.101.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Sep 7, 2021 7:59 AM
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On my latest turnover, I asked the tenant if anything needed fixing before a new person could move in & she said no. The oven element was burned out. All I could figure, she was afraid I'd charge her if she said anything, figured she'd let it fall on the new tenants. SMH

Our earlier turnover we spent thousands on, everything was broken. I've never seen such a mess. Ceiling fans, oven element, HVAC, fridge, and every kitchen drawer was broken/missing. The tub spigot was even ripped out the wall. I was lucky to find a cabinet maker that made/matched 3 drawers for a mobile home for $195.00! --47.133.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Johnny B. [MA]) Posted on: Sep 7, 2021 8:25 AM
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LTZ - I laughed at your comment that you’ve never broken a screen in your life! Same here. I have no idea how tenants manage to trash screens. --73.186.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 7, 2021 11:06 AM
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@MYOB

Between Syracuse NY and Rochester NY (five-six hours northeast of NYC) --174.208.xx.xx




First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 7, 2021 11:07 AM
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five/six hours NorthWEST of NYC

my bad. --174.208.xx.xx




First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 7, 2021 12:27 PM
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MAP, are you near Waterloo NY? My relatives are from there. It's halfway between Rochester and Syracuse. --72.207.xx.xxx




First Broken (by Ron [IL]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 4:57 PM
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Mini Blinds. Probably going to make an email to be given to new tenants about how to open and close these blinds without breaking them. We rent to College Students so we have about 100 new tenants every year. --67.167.xx.xxx




First Broken (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 5:14 PM
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@sorta blonde, just west of there. My husband's ex shrew and clan live in w'loo so i generally avoid that area LOL --174.208.xx.xx




First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 8, 2021 6:09 PM
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MAP love your description of the ex hubby's family. Yep, don't go to Waterloo then. It's a tiny town of about only 5k and you are sure to run into someone you don't want to see. Ha. --174.65.xxx.xx




First Broken (by Alice [ME]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 10:26 AM
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Mini blinds 99% of the time. I have never broken a mini blind in my life. I don't understand how they break the slats. Screens are either broken or missing which is much worse. --67.253.xx.xxx




First Broken (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 10:54 AM
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Mini-blinds always. Screens usually. Ceilings fans sometimes. For those, we get legit "I hit it with my sweatshirt when I was pulling it off..." to "It just fell off and almost hit my kid!" (this was a ceiling fan RIGHT NEXT to a bunk bed...) --50.82.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 11:40 AM
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Mini-blind slats break off at the edges when stupid tenants open the sliding aluminum windows without raising the blinds. Hands just continually push the end of slats until they break off. New tenants of only 1 year this month have already trashed 10 of the 14 blinds. AND they are the 'old' type that are corded. Can't find them anymore. I'll replace eventually when they leave. Blinds were new a year ago.Maybe Ill go to vertical blinds. --174.65.xxx.xx




First Broken (by hubba hubba [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 6:02 PM
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Cats love mini blinds. --157.131.xxx.xx




First Broken (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 8:25 PM
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Dogs love them too, but, no animals there except 2 grown men and their mom. I loved the 'old' blinds that were made of metal. Had them when I was a kid. No breakage there. --174.65.xxx.xx




First Broken (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 8:43 PM
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Mini-blinds. Window Screens. Mechanism inside the toilet. --172.58.xxx.xxx




First Broken (by Ron [FL]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2021 5:39 PM
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We charge for light bulb replacement if not done. Window coverings are the responsibility of the tenant. They cannot use aluminum foil etc and must be up in 15 days of moving in if none are there. All in the lease.

We would say garbage disposal first.

AC Drain line second.

Bi fold doors 3 rd.

Flooring Fourth --108.66.xxx.xx




First Broken (by Todd [TX]) Posted on: Sep 16, 2021 12:21 PM
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Garage door openers so I started taking them out. Washer and Dryers, so I don't put those in any rentals.

Toilet handles that tenants expect me to pay for. --73.155.xxx.xxx



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