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Floor condition (by Teresa [CO]) Aug 7, 2022 7:49 PM
       Floor condition (by Ken [NY]) Aug 7, 2022 7:59 PM
       Floor condition (by Teresa [CO]) Aug 7, 2022 8:48 PM
       Floor condition (by ned [AL]) Aug 7, 2022 8:54 PM
       Floor condition (by Jim in O C [CA]) Aug 7, 2022 8:56 PM
       Floor condition (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 7, 2022 9:44 PM
       Floor condition (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Aug 7, 2022 10:54 PM
       Floor condition (by plenty [MO]) Aug 8, 2022 6:51 AM
       Floor condition (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 8, 2022 9:05 AM
       Floor condition (by plenty [MO]) Aug 8, 2022 9:28 AM
       Floor condition (by Nicole [PA]) Aug 8, 2022 12:25 PM
       Floor condition (by DJ [VA]) Aug 8, 2022 11:41 PM
       Floor condition (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Aug 9, 2022 8:47 AM

Floor condition (by Teresa [CO]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 7:49 PM

My new tenant has requested an addendum to the lease releasing them from any damage to the laminate floor since it is starting to separate a bit here and there. I am not sure what to write up for this? Does anyone have any ideas?


Floor condition (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 7:59 PM

If i was in agreement i would just write a letter to them acknowledging they will not be held resposible for the floor in question

Dear tenant,i am writing concerning the dining room floor,i will not hold you responsible for damage to the floor as it is seperating and it is clearly not your fault. --74.77.xx.xx

Floor condition (by Teresa [CO]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 8:48 PM

The problem is that if they do some serious damage to the floors even by accident, they need to be liable, so I cannot release them from all damage. Make sense? --74.101.xxx.xxx

Floor condition (by ned [AL]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 8:54 PM

In my experience, laminate, in a rental- it's just waiting to have a problem.

I'd release 'em and realize I'd be replacing. --70.92.xx.xx

Floor condition (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 8:56 PM

The floor is not in sound condition so even being walked on by a large person might cause damage. Your tenant is only protected her interests. For your own liability time to replace the floor.


Floor condition (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 9:44 PM

So you had a cheep 6mm laminate installed with some foam underlayment that is separating. Had you installed a 12mm laminate, it would last for 25 years.

I would take current pictures and when they go to move out, if the floor separated more, it's not your tenants fault. If the floor is curling up because of water, moisture or pet chewing, then it's on them. Remember you have to depreciate the life of the floor vs the time the tenant lived there. --47.156.xx.xx

Floor condition (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2022 10:54 PM


Take good photos to show the condition. Lay a tape measure on the floor near the trouble spots. Tell them the photos will be the record to protect their concern.


PS I hope you already took lots of pics at Move IN. --73.103.xxx.xxx

Floor condition (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 8, 2022 6:51 AM

Once I removed some trim. Tapped the pieces back together and fixed the gabs. This was after a heavy person lived there. However it just happens. So take pictures and document the separations... Other damage they should be held accountable for. --172.58.xxx.xxx

Floor condition (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 8, 2022 9:05 AM

There are two kinds of flooring one the cheap laminate which is a domestic flooring where seen many rental housing providers go through the 3 year landfill cycle. More expensive upfront where first install a Schluter ditra membrane then install a good quality commercial porcelain time which is going to last under the stress of rental. A good quality commercial porcelain tile will last over ten years or more under difficult conditions. A lit cigarette or water on the floor will stand up where once vacant then a quick cleaning than rent immediately. If start adding the cost of replacing laminate flooring every three years then the cost is recovered by installing a commercial flooring. While upfront a metal roof costs more where over a period of fifteen years will easily go through two or three shingle roofs. So in the end what last longer costs less. Go to any commercial building than look where no domestic flooring is used. --68.69.xxx.xxx

Floor condition (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 8, 2022 9:28 AM

Take pictures. Write on back information. Each of you initial and date. --172.58.xxx.xx

Floor condition (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Aug 8, 2022 12:25 PM

if it is bad enough that they are concerned and you are in, at least partial agreement, I assume this floor will get re placed when they leave so what does it matter if they damage it further?

Perhaps have your document mention floor covering, not subfloor ... unless the subfloor is causing the issue. Mention baseboards and transition strips ... covered or not. --98.237.xxx.xx

Floor condition (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 8, 2022 11:41 PM

You say "new" tenants, so they must have just moved in?

This would have been covered during the move-in inspection report, where photos are included of anything already damaged or worn.

If you don't have photos as prt of your move-in inspection, I recommend doing it in the future.

For now: what you see is what you get. Tenants accepts property in move-in condition. reassure them that normal wear and tear - and material defects - are not held against them, but damage will be. Refer to your lease where it says that.


Floor condition (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Aug 9, 2022 8:47 AM

Just put into your written condition report that the floor in the ***room is showing ****number of places of separation.

That releases the tenant from responsibility for splitting but I sure wouldn't release him from all damage. All damage might include cigarette burns or cat urine. --76.178.xxx.xxx

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