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NEVADA QUESTION (by Jim in O C [NV]) Nov 27, 2009 7:47 AM
       NEVADA QUESTION (by James [MA]) Nov 27, 2009 10:06 AM
       NEVADA QUESTION (by Lynda [TX]) Nov 27, 2009 10:39 AM
       NEVADA QUESTION (by Jim in OC [CA]) Nov 27, 2009 11:00 AM
       NEVADA QUESTION (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Nov 27, 2009 4:00 PM
       NEVADA QUESTION (by billy [MA]) Nov 28, 2009 7:05 AM

NEVADA QUESTION (by Jim in O C [NV]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2009 7:47 AM

In Nevada is it customary to charge the tenant the first $ 50 dollars on any repair? A dripping faucet or the water heater dies after a few years. Is this legal under NV laws.

NEVADA QUESTION (by James [MA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2009 10:06 AM

It is a bad idea. They will wait for a small problem to become a big one and that will cost you much more than 50 dollars. Charge the tenant for the full cost of any damage due to tenant abuse or neglect. You pay for everything else.

NEVADA QUESTION (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2009 10:39 AM

James said it! Proper functioning of the fixtures in the home (baring tenant abuse/ breakage) is the repsonsibility of the LL. That said, there are many ways a tenant can abuse and break plumbing. Putting grease down the sink drain is the #1 abuse, followed by putting too much paper ot other items down the toilet! Things like that are not normal wear & tear--it is abusing the system. Overloading electrical, is another abuse. Water heaters don't just DIE after a 'few years' they usually last 10-15 yrs if no one has been messing with the temp controls. They will work more effeciently if they are wrapped in a heater blanket and vented outside(or into a large open area like a garage.

I tried doing this once--with a first $25 of repair due from the tenant. That just made the tenant keep quiet about the need for repair so he didn't have to pay the $25! Making full inspections of the property every 6 months will find those repairs. --140.140.xx.x

NEVADA QUESTION (by Jim in OC [CA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2009 11:00 AM

The reason for my question is I have a past tenant who has this situation because she didn't read her lease. I wanted to see what other NV landlords would post. In California I would never do this.

NEVADA QUESTION (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2009 4:00 PM

One is better to get rid of the washer faucets then replace all the faucets with washerless. Either the ceramic disk or the cartridge used by Moen is a lot less problems. Often washerless faucets will be in service for more then five years without changing anything. A small leak can cause thousand dollars in damage. Owning rental units is not a hands off operation like investing in a investment certificate. The maintenance must be built into the rent. Only damage or carelessness should be charged.

NEVADA QUESTION (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Nov 28, 2009 7:05 AM

they tell me of the repair and i get it done.if they have to pay part they have a rerason to not tell me and it will get much worse and i will have much more damage.i dont like that. --208.58.x.xx

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