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painting (by Lisa [GA]) Mar 29, 2024 8:47 AM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 8:53 AM
       painting (by Lisa [GA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
       painting (by Robin [WI]) Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
       painting (by jonny [NY]) Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:12 AM
       painting (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Mar 29, 2024 9:16 AM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:18 AM
       painting (by RichE [IL]) Mar 29, 2024 9:37 AM
       painting (by RB [TN]) Mar 29, 2024 9:43 AM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:46 AM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:48 AM
       painting (by Lisa [GA]) Mar 29, 2024 9:50 AM
       painting (by LisaFL [FL]) Mar 29, 2024 9:53 AM
       painting (by Allym [NJ]) Mar 29, 2024 12:16 PM
       painting (by NE [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 12:20 PM
       painting (by Ken [NY]) Mar 29, 2024 1:14 PM
       painting (by MC [PA]) Mar 29, 2024 2:23 PM
       painting (by Vee [OH]) Mar 29, 2024 6:05 PM
       painting (by 6x6 [TN]) Mar 29, 2024 7:39 PM
       painting (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Mar 30, 2024 12:08 AM
       painting (by RB [TN]) Mar 30, 2024 8:40 AM
       painting (by LisaFL [FL]) Mar 30, 2024 6:07 PM
       painting (by Jim [CA]) Mar 31, 2024 2:06 PM
       painting (by Hoosier [IN]) Apr 1, 2024 4:05 PM
       painting (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 1, 2024 7:48 PM
       painting (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 1, 2024 9:07 PM

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painting (by Lisa [GA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 8:47 AM
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Hello -

I have a tenant that has been at my property for 10 years. He would like the living room to get painted. I've searched to see if it's his responsibility or mine. Painting usually gets addressed as a moving issue, or if the tenant wants to personalize the space and paint it themselves. His is normal wear and tear and wants a fresh coat for the room.

I'd prefer he paint the space or hire someone with a color I approve of. The home is in Georgia. Who would be responsible for painting in this situation?

Tks!

--69.180.xx.xxx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 8:53 AM
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Is this the same guy thatís getting new flooring? --24.152.xxx.xx




painting (by Lisa [GA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
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Yep! --69.180.xx.xxx




painting (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
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With all the moaning and groaning I here on the forum about the challenge of finding good tenants, I'd want to keep an existing good tenant happy.

MrLL preaches the reward program, where you reward good tenants with an anniversary gift of a small upgrade to the property. Painting one room after ten years seems like an inexpensive way to keep a good tenant.

If the flooring also needs updating, I'd probably do that too. Way better to collect rent while doing upgrades on the property than while it's vacant! --65.28.xxx.xxx




painting (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:05 AM
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I was thinking the same thing that NE said... --69.201.xx.xxx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:12 AM
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If youíre hiring out the painting and flooring, you better be able to jack up the rent to cover it. For me, and doing my own maintenance, I canít stand going into a unit for something like a vanity drain repair and having a tenant hover over me and want to carry on a conversation for a half an hour, let alone a week of flooring and paint. There are things far worse than death. --24.152.xxx.xx




painting (by mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:16 AM
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NE, you and my DH are exact opposites. He only wants to go to do repairs when they are there and loves chatting up a storm with them. --64.246.xxx.xxx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:18 AM
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Oh, no, Mapleleaf, Iím way too caveman for that. Iíd rather be alone in silence than have small talk with anybody. On here is fine but out in the real world, forget it. --24.152.xxx.xx




painting (by RichE [IL]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:37 AM
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Seems to me that the tenant empties out living room completely and then you paint it before you lay the new floor. All done in one day. --193.42.x.xxx




painting (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:43 AM
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Keep talking, NE.

We have many similarities,

including our views on Politics, People,

and Property Management.

My (female,Veteran Wife)cruises without me.

I'd rather stay, roll a bucket of paint or plant a tree,

at Home. --69.130.xxx.xxx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:46 AM
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A cruise would be in my list of things far worse than death. --24.152.xxx.xx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:48 AM
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As a matter of fact, the only time Iíve ever flown has been to the LL convention. I may never fly again. --24.152.xxx.xx




painting (by Lisa [GA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:50 AM
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Ok - so I'm not obligated. It could be considered a gift and the rent needs to come up commensurate. Tks. --69.180.xx.xxx




painting (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 9:53 AM
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I donít do unnecessary things like painting while a unit is occupied. And I do not allow tenants to paint unless by trade they are professional painters. So 10 years or not, this would be a no for me.

Now if I was charging top dollar rent, I might feel differently. Chances are you are not. So if such an upgrade was to be done, the rent would be adjusted accordingly. --24.236.xx.xx




painting (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 12:16 PM
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Nj requires I repaint every five years if tenant requests it. I have one that does request. She smokes and dirties up the paint and then requests. I hire someone. She has been a tenant for twenty years. --173.61.xxx.xxx




painting (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 12:20 PM
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They REQUIRE you to paint? Haha yeah, thatíll be the day. --174.249.xx.xxx




painting (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 1:14 PM
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ALLY- what would the penalty be if you didnt paint? --74.77.xx.xx




painting (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 2:23 PM
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Ypu don't get both as "freebies". Never let a T or a buddy of such paint. Room needs cleared and it will take days. Nope, not in the budget for free. --73.230.xxx.xx




painting (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 6:05 PM
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Here to remediate smoking residu on interior surfaces the cost of 350 per room is considred standard cost by our housing court.

Ally I suggest you present the 2009 -Breath easy- HUD rule to your court for consideration to comply with health standards where breathing is a right of tenants. --184.59.xxx.xx




painting (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Mar 29, 2024 7:39 PM
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If it is a good tenant, paid rent on time for those ten years, you are getting market rent, they don't smoke or have animals, and they take care of the place, I would do it. --76.129.xxx.xx




painting (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Mar 30, 2024 12:08 AM
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Lisa,

It's a reasonable request.

2 gallons of paint is WAAY cheaper than a turnover.

I tell them OK as long as it's a neutral *I* approve.

Most just want a little change of scenery after watching HGTV.

I have have relaxed and will allow a res to paint. I will provide the paint, tape, and plastic. I realized those who painted without permission mostly did a good job. A few needed to be redone at move out but nothing we would not have had to do anyway.

I want our homes looking good all the time. Keeps people longer ADN you never know when it will come open so it's already a fresh coat of paint.

Flooring: I did not see that post. NEVER allow carpet! It's out of fashion and is a stink magnet. Expensive to repair and clean. My life is soo much easier without carpet.

BRAD

--73.103.xxx.xxx




painting (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Mar 30, 2024 8:40 AM
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Ditto, Brad. 20.000 plus --69.130.xxx.xxx




painting (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Mar 30, 2024 6:07 PM
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Brad,

Like I said, if I was charging top dollar rent and the tenants were particularly good, Iíd be more open to it.

But never do I let tenantís paint, unless by trade they are professional painters. No thanks to having repaint ceilings or try to figure out how to get paint out of grout. Most people do not paint well.

I use high quality paint. If the tenant is high quality there is nit need to repaint after 10 years. If it needs a full re- paint, theyíre not high quality tenants .

Repainting cost a couple thousand dollars and when youíre paying thousands of dollars a year under market rent you best not ask me to repaint. I literally cannot think of a circumstance where a good tenant would require new interior paint. Exterior, I repaint every ten years give or take as needed. --24.236.xx.xx




painting (by Jim [CA]) Posted on: Mar 31, 2024 2:06 PM
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Iím in California. Once you allow the tenant to do anything, the tenant becomes your employee. What happens when an employee falls off the ladder, they sue the employer or the landlord. If youíre gonna do it , higher it done by a company with insurance. --198.44.xxx.xx




painting (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2024 4:05 PM
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If the property is B or higher, I would not let a tenant paint. We had B- and higher units...our lease said no painting by tenants. In your case (assuming they are a good tenant), what I would do is paint it for them at a reduced cost. Either paint it yourself and charge them for materials or hire it done and split the cost.

My experience with tenants painting is that they get it on things they shouldn't such as ceilings, window frames, baseboards, etc...and then when you need to paint next time or sell the unit...you have an issue to deal with. They will also often select the cheapest paint they can get, and not prepare the wall properly...then the paint peels or doesn't last long.

--64.38.xxx.xxx




painting (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2024 7:48 PM
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Over the past 10 years, what types of upgrades have you provided this resident? --24.101.xxx.xxx




painting (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Apr 1, 2024 9:07 PM
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To clarify, I would not let the tenant paint it themselves. but do as Hoosier stated. --76.129.xxx.xx



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