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backyard soil removed (by AW [CA]) May 17, 2024 4:50 PM
       backyard soil removed (by NE [PA]) May 17, 2024 4:52 PM
       backyard soil removed (by ken [NY]) May 17, 2024 5:04 PM
       backyard soil removed (by plenty [MO]) May 17, 2024 5:27 PM
       backyard soil removed (by RB [TN]) May 17, 2024 6:27 PM
       backyard soil removed (by 6x6 [TN]) May 17, 2024 6:29 PM
       backyard soil removed (by Tony [NJ]) May 17, 2024 9:03 PM
       backyard soil removed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 18, 2024 12:02 AM
       backyard soil removed (by RB [TN]) May 18, 2024 8:31 AM
       backyard soil removed (by 6x6 [TN]) May 18, 2024 3:58 PM
       backyard soil removed (by Jim [CA]) May 25, 2024 10:47 AM

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backyard soil removed (by AW [CA]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 4:50 PM
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Orange County, CA

Tenant used to have lots of storage items in the backyard. I gave notices in the past, but tenant only removed some items that were over the fence height. Now, tenant moved out, and I realized he removed about 8" deep soil below concrete slab level in the backyard.(why?) I have before move-in pictures on file that soil level was the same as concrete slab.

It's about 80 cubic ft. soil need to be refilled. I got estimates from $500 - $600. Is it reasonable? If I deduct this amount from the security deposit, would I be challenged in court?

Also, under kitchen sink is leaking due to tenant did self-repair plumbing such as replaced a new kitchen faucet (a high end faucet, but incorrectly installed, so leaking under sink) and "patch" up sink drain with plumber putty. The original Moen kitchen faucet (about $90) was brand new a year ago when tenant moved in. Can I charge this $90 Moen kitchen faucet that tenant removed without permission?

Thank you in advance.

--172.89.xx.xxx




backyard soil removed (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 4:52 PM
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The tenant stole your dirt at move-out? Wow! Thatís got to be a first on this forum. No advice other than fill it and charge him. --24.152.xxx.xx




backyard soil removed (by ken [NY]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 5:04 PM
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apparantly nothing is safe. I would charge his security for both items includding reseeding and getting the lawn growing, give him a proper accounting of the money and have proof in case he sues you --74.77.xx.xx




backyard soil removed (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 5:27 PM
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You actually should have the work done, not just estimates, and have a paid receipt. --172.59.xxx.xxx




backyard soil removed (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 6:27 PM
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"The Tenant stole your dirt at move-out".

Now there's a Friday Funny !

--69.130.xxx.xxx




backyard soil removed (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 6:29 PM
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As others. --76.129.xxx.xx




backyard soil removed (by Tony [NJ]) Posted on: May 17, 2024 9:03 PM
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I think it's a police matter that is NOT protected by the "landlord/tenant relationship". --73.215.xxx.xx




backyard soil removed (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 18, 2024 12:02 AM
Message:

AW,

You need TOPSOIL, seed, water, labor...

Faucet prices have gone up - my lease is clear: REPLACEMENT COST plus labor.

Tip: I only allow Pfister faucets - many many over many years without a single call back!

We like to settle this without going to court.

BRAD --73.103.xxx.xxx




backyard soil removed (by RB [TN]) Posted on: May 18, 2024 8:31 AM
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Bring back my dirt. Can you dig it ? --69.130.xxx.xxx




backyard soil removed (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: May 18, 2024 3:58 PM
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Funny, RB. --76.129.xxx.xx




backyard soil removed (by Jim [CA]) Posted on: May 25, 2024 10:47 AM
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Yes and yes. Be sure to offer the two week prior to move out inspection and identify those items that you will be charging against their deposit --169.150.xxx.xx



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