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Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) May 14, 2022 5:55 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Allym [NJ]) May 14, 2022 6:10 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) May 14, 2022 6:33 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by plenty [MO]) May 14, 2022 6:55 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Robert J [CA]) May 14, 2022 6:59 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 14, 2022 8:22 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Dee Ann [WI]) May 14, 2022 11:46 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by myob [GA]) May 15, 2022 6:46 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by DJ [VA]) May 15, 2022 7:12 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by WMH [NC]) May 15, 2022 11:00 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) May 15, 2022 11:50 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by myob [GA]) May 15, 2022 3:21 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) May 15, 2022 4:11 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by zero [IN]) May 16, 2022 6:59 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by Ken [NY]) May 16, 2022 9:24 PM
       Linoleum damaged (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) May 17, 2022 6:36 AM
       Linoleum damaged (by zero [IN]) May 18, 2022 10:57 AM

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Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 5:55 PM
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I have a linoleum floor with burns & tears in it from tenants that just vacated.

How do I determine how much to charge them?

--96.19.xxx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:10 PM
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Get an estimate on how much it will cost to replace it. I have put vinyl self stick squares over that if you are in a hurry. --108.24.xx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:33 PM
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It's a darn floating floor so I can't just cut out & lay new squares (I wish). I have bids going. If my calculations are correct useful life of linoleum is 5 years. floor is 4 yrs old so I could deduct 20% of new from security. Please correct me if I am wrong. Thanks --96.19.xxx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:55 PM
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For me they get to buy a whole new floor. That is not normal wear and tear. Abuse. I may eat the cost of install and charge against security deposit the product or vs versa. --172.56.xx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 6:59 PM
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Flooring, labor and other costs to replace good or low grade linoleum have risen around 50% or move due to the pandemic.

I will depreciate linoleum over a 5 year period. So I charge the tenant the un-used depreciated value of the flooring against their deposit. I also factor in if the tenant abused the flooring or it was just common wear and tear. --47.155.xx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 8:22 PM
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For rental units or houses the best option is to install a schluter membrane then install on top a good quality commercial grade porcelain tile where more expensive upfront but over time will outlast any domestic type of flooring. A lit cigarette, extremely dirty then easily cleaned then ready for rent do delay. The worst case is re grouting. Go into any commercial building then flooring will last not wind up in the landfill. Seen many rental housing providers installwhi laminate then every three years replacing all over again. While labour intensive where one time then easy maintenance as a mopping. --68.69.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: May 14, 2022 11:46 PM
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Had a tenant iron a piece of clothing on a linoleum floor where you could see the outline of the iron...neglect, which is deductible in my book. --75.11.xx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 6:46 AM
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you have 1 more year of value left. I use 7 years as average. What kind of other damages are you billing them for? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 7:12 AM
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Charge them the full cost to replace it with a similar product --68.229.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 11:00 AM
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Flooring that's glued down gets depreciated at 27.5 years as it is part of the structure. Works against us when installed, for us when damaged and has to be replaced! --50.82.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 11:50 AM
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MYOB- there are multiple burn marks around stove. Some as big as quarter. At least 4. There is also a ripe by door they tried to glue f down. 3 to 4 v rip. Planning to bill. Just need formula. --96.19.xxx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 3:21 PM
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My advice don't go crazy on the bill. Use common sense. Lino lasts about 7 years. How was the lino when they moved in? Did you note it's condition on move in. This could turn into a he said she said so don't go there.

Judges, if you do have to go to court, will not allow lino bill for lino that's already old. It sounds good here but reality is judges look down their glasses at you and that's when YOU LOSE.

Easier to bill for 400.00 when in reality that's all you can get from the court anyway. Go in looking good not greedy. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by Shaunna [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2022 4:11 PM
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MYOB- brand new at move in. I have pics I took after install and install/bill. Im set if they say it was like that. Goi g to charge 20% of new comparative install. --96.19.xxx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 6:59 AM
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I don't understand where the short life expectancy keeps coming from.

My last residence had vinyl in the kitchen and dining room. It was there before we moved in, 22 years earlier. When I sold the place I did put some other down over it, just to spruce it up.

Same with carpet. Only replaced one room in that time frame and that was because the wife changed the decor.

I realize that tenants do not typically take care of stuff, but big burns are not typical wear and tear. Grease stains or dog digs are not typical for carpet as far as normal wear and tear.

I am getting lucky with my judge I guess. He is still new enough that when he sees the damaged flooring he says it's a shame I have to go thru with that.

Just asking, but does everyone here change out their flooring in such short time spans? Not the rentals, but where you live. --107.147.xx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 16, 2022 9:24 PM
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Zero, I dont depreciate anything when i go to court and i have never had a judge tell me i should or have to.As far as i am concerned it was in good condition when they moved in,i expect it back in good condition.Depreciation is only a tax concept --74.77.xx.xx




Linoleum damaged (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: May 17, 2022 6:36 AM
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Depreciation and normal wear and tear should go hand in hand in a perfect world.

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Linoleum damaged (by zero [IN]) Posted on: May 18, 2022 10:57 AM
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I don't depreciate either. My lawyer announced in court what the life expectancy was of carpet. I was not happy. In this case it didn't matter because it was new when the tenant moved in and trashed a short time later.

Judge allowed it. I told lawyer I didn't want to talk about how old the carpet was. Guess he understood as he hasn't made that stupid comment for the record since.

Sometimes the rules that come up are so silly it almost makes a person chuckle. --107.147.xx.xxx



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