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Broken interior door (by JC [NJ]) Sep 12, 2021 9:46 PM
       Broken interior door (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 13, 2021 12:35 AM
       Broken interior door (by Steve [MA]) Sep 13, 2021 5:57 AM
       Broken interior door (by plenty [MO]) Sep 13, 2021 8:20 AM
       Broken interior door (by Tony [NJ]) Sep 13, 2021 8:24 AM
       Broken interior door (by JC [NJ]) Sep 13, 2021 9:32 AM
       Broken interior door (by MAP [NY]) Sep 13, 2021 9:58 AM
       Broken interior door (by gevans [SC]) Sep 13, 2021 12:00 PM
       Broken interior door (by Lynn [MA]) Sep 13, 2021 12:30 PM
       Broken interior door (by Ed [CA]) Sep 13, 2021 2:49 PM
       Broken interior door (by Allym [NJ]) Sep 13, 2021 2:56 PM
       Broken interior door (by Vee [OH]) Sep 13, 2021 7:45 PM
       Broken interior door (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 14, 2021 8:19 AM

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Broken interior door (by JC [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 12, 2021 9:46 PM
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My tenant broke an interior pivot door. He said he "bumped" into the door, and the nail/screw that secures the top of the door snapped (the top half of the nail/screw is still stuck in the groove/socket in the frame - not sure what it's called), and the top of the door is slightly damaged too.

So - who's responsible to pay for the repair? Landlord or tenant?

These tenant has been in the apartment for 4 months, and had already:

- called twice for being locked out

- broken the handle on the washing machine's door, in the first week (which I didn't charge anything)

- 2 months into the one-year lease which I specified no pets, asked if they could get a pet when the lease renews in 10 months

- etc, etc etc. --100.35.xxx.xx




Broken interior door (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 12:35 AM
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Many interior pivot doors, closet or cabinet, vibrate loose from normal use. The "pivot" screw retracts into the door then falls out of the tract. Doors crack, break or just fall down. You are lucky that one of these doors didn't fall on a child or pet.

Since the owner doesn't check the locking nut on every pivot door after each tenancy or every so many years, I'd call this one NORMAL WEAT AND TEAR and pay for the repair yourself.

Many of my SFR were built with sliding closet doors, only to be replaced with pivot doors. After I found them cracking and getting out of adjustment, I threw them away and went back to sliding doors. --47.155.xx.xxx




Broken interior door (by Steve [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 5:57 AM
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If it's a pivoting bifold closet style door like Robert described then it's on you. On the other hand if it's a solid entry style door that just pivots on upper & lower pins & doesn't have the leading edge ride along an upper track, it could very well be due to tenant abuse. I suggest that you put eyes on it before deciding who should be paying for it. --71.184.xxx.xxx




Broken interior door (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 8:20 AM
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Some body there has strong hands. Just remove the doors, if it's closet. In a funny way, point out all the broken door handles and henges , but also with more humor like "let's stop meeting up this way, let me show you how gentle to be with doors" they are trainable --172.56.xx.xx




Broken interior door (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 8:24 AM
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I suspect this is beyond normal wear and tear and part of an ongoing pattern.

Take photos from different angles and repair it. Might be reason for security deposit deduction at move-out time.

Some people make a sport of this stuff. --73.215.xxx.xx




Broken interior door (by JC [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 9:32 AM
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I'm the original poster - it's not a bifold closet door. It's a regular door to the small laundry room.

And the pivot screw did not fall out of the track - it's snapped in half, as in the screw broke in two, and the upper half is still stuck in the frame! --100.35.xxx.xx




Broken interior door (by MAP [NY]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 9:58 AM
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The fewer doors to break the better! Unless it is a privacy bedroom or bathroom door, bye bye! You wouldn't BELIEVE how many doors we took out of our first duplex circa 1870. all rooms "chopped up" with doors to every nook and cranny (door to the living room, pantry doors, doors to the dining room et al)!

--174.208.xx.xxx




Broken interior door (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 12:00 PM
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If it's a standard door, there should be 3 screws in each side of each hinge, six per hinge. If there's only one screw...that's probably why it broke.

Grab a handful of hinge screws at your favorite hardware store.

Grab some toothpicks and wood glue.

If the holes are reamed out and too big, coat the toothpicks in glue and shove them in the hole. Tap with a hammer, and snap off flush with the door. Now your screws will be tight. --158.115.xxx.xxx




Broken interior door (by Lynn [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 12:30 PM
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bi fold or pivot doors are very delicate. I would suggest using sliding door or hinged doors from either side which are more durable. --71.184.xxx.xx




Broken interior door (by Ed [CA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 2:49 PM
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If it's not a bifold door, it's hard to figure out what you're talking about, calling it a pivot door. Then you say it's a regular door (which should have two or three hinges, not pivots). --108.201.xx.xx




Broken interior door (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 2:56 PM
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I had one tall sort of angry guy move in with female and he pulled a number of doors off the jamb and so did the next one. --108.24.xx.xx




Broken interior door (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2021 7:45 PM
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If it was not broken in the move-in pictures then it is phrased as damage and in most places the repair cost is added to the next rent cycle, street talk calls this wallet training... --76.188.xxx.xxx




Broken interior door (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 14, 2021 8:19 AM
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Bi Fold doors are almost a given, blinds ...that they have to be replaced.

I am not sure what a pivot door is though. I thought all doors swiveled. So what is the difference between a pivot and swivel --24.101.xxx.xxx



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