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Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Nov 26, 2010 11:17 AM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Nov 26, 2010 11:43 AM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Jim in O C [CA]) Nov 26, 2010 12:12 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Reid [KS]) Nov 26, 2010 12:16 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Gwen [NY]) Nov 26, 2010 12:31 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Nov 26, 2010 1:18 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Jim in O C [CA]) Nov 26, 2010 1:22 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Virden [OH]) Nov 26, 2010 3:02 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Debbie [VA]) Nov 26, 2010 4:14 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by tyler [NC]) Nov 26, 2010 6:12 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Dan [WI]) Nov 26, 2010 8:00 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Nov 26, 2010 8:06 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by LL [AZ]) Nov 26, 2010 9:40 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Nov 27, 2010 1:31 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by MC [PA]) Nov 27, 2010 2:33 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Nov 27, 2010 3:56 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Nov 27, 2010 8:01 PM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by Dan [MA]) Nov 29, 2010 4:10 AM
       Carpet removal-dr's note (by allin [VA]) Nov 29, 2010 7:05 AM


Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 11:17 AM
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Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!

So my tenant, who has been bothering me for years to replace good carpet, sent me a note from her child's doctor...apparently her teenage daughter now has asthma and the doctor wrote me a note to request that the carpet be removed.

My question is, of course, who pays? Do I pay for new carpet or does she?

She has been my tenant for 5 years, is now in the Section 8 program with the city paying $1100 of her $1200 rent. We pay plenty every year to keep the unit up to code so she can stay in the unit and in the program. Now I feel my back is up against the wall. Grr.

Thanks in advance, guys!

--76.91.xxx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 11:43 AM
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Ask her Physician if his medical malpractice insurance is paid up, with out an exam of your carpet I doubt he is qualified to make that decision.

Is he a Pathologist or a General Practitioner. Complain to the local medical board, and get it in writing --67.163.xx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 12:12 PM
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What condition is the carpet? I have good quality carpet that is 10 years old and in great shape because I pay to have it cleaned yearly.

Since I started paying for annual cleaning I have increased my useful carpet life by 75% or more. --71.202.xxx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Reid [KS]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 12:16 PM
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If the kid has allergies and you take out the carpet you don't put new carpet in . That's just trading one vector for another one . They need to go to bare floors --99.117.xxx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Gwen [NY]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 12:31 PM
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Reid is right, replace the carpet with VCT or just paint the floor if cost is an issue. Carpet is not good in rental units anyway, asthma or not. --72.231.xxx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 1:18 PM
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Hi guys-

in- I know, really? Is the doc qualified to make this decision? Now you have me thinking.

Jim- carpet is in good condition. Tenant is fussy and has been asking for new carpet long before her daughter's dx.

Reid and Gwen...VCT/no carpet may be a great solution! Once the tenant realizes that the asthma=NO CARPET she may change her tune. Thanks a lot, y'all! --76.91.xxx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 1:22 PM
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Section 8 tenants want only the best because they don't have to pay for it. --71.202.xxx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 3:02 PM
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If the carpet is good then roll it up and get it somewhere useful, paint the floor with porch/floor paint and this makes it very easy for everyone to clean - if the unit was empty it would make sense to restore the hardwood but you never know what evil lurks beneath the stink and stain magnet so paint it now and you can charge for scratching, then when it is empty maybe a laminate floor would make it look like a ballroom and the next tenant can enjoy it. --65.43.xxx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Debbie [VA]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 4:14 PM
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I know CA has some very state specific laws. BUT, I would treat this like any other disability. If they need a change, it is done at their expense by real contractors. They must replace quality carpet with another solid, quality surface.

Laminate or hardwood. They would not rip up my good floor and then just paint the subfloor. They also have to provide the funds to return unit to their original condition upon move out. This is if I considered the MD request to be valid. Of all the environmental things this child is exposed to, how did the MD determine its only this carpet that needs to go. --75.208.xxx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by tyler [NC]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 6:12 PM
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yea asthma... my rear.

tell them its like all alterations per the lease.., you'll need to approve the style and color before they install... --98.24.xxx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Dan [WI]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 8:00 PM
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Our son had asthma as a youngster and we replaced his carpet with hardwood floors. You can't replace carpet with new carpet and expect the asthma to go away. In fact, our son eventually had to just plain outgrow his asthma before he kicked it. I love the idea of asking the Dr. to share his carpet expertise, and ask him what carpet he WOULD recommend replacing the "old" carpet with. Or just have a heart-to-heart with the tenant and tell them there's no way you're falling for this B.S.

Yet another reason I'm glad folks here talked me out of accepting Section 8 tenants. --71.51.xxx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 8:06 PM
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There are compelling reasons for laboratories to do allergy testing. Russell Tomar, MD, who chairs the CAP Diagnostic Immunology Resource Committee, suggests pathologists who don’t do it may be missing the boat. Allergy testing offers "an opportunity to improve services and increase profits," he says.

New knowledge about how allergic diseases develop bolsters that argument. Those who are likely to develop allergies become progressively sensitized to different types of allergens, beginning with food in early childhood, then progressing to dust mites and the more conventional inhalant allergens, like pollen, later on in childhood—the so-called allergy march. --67.163.xx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by LL [AZ]) Posted on: Nov 26, 2010 9:40 PM
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Yes, I would double check with a local lawyer,but generally disabled people can make reasonable modifications so long as they return the property to it's previous condition upon leaving. (Fat chance...)

They may be required to place funds on deposit to cover repairs.

You could tell them they can replace with hardwood or possibly a quality laminate, but they agree to leave it when they go.

Both require replacing the baseboard, and re-caulking and painting the base. It can be a lot of work. Especially hardwood.

I don't think Sect 8 can require you to do anything.

Also is this an upstairs unit - that could develop into an impact noise problem. --76.87.xx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2010 1:31 PM
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Great info and ideas, thank you!

It is so frustrating...I was just over there on Wed to replace a window screen, and the window sills were filthy. Yeah, but it's the CARPET that is causing the asthma.

I like the idea of treating this as a "disability" issue..as my tenant can be a drama queen. Let her know that we will replace, at her expense, the carpet with quality laminate, and then she has to pay for new carpet when she moves to return the unit to its original state.

Thanks a lot, guys. I really appreciate the input! --76.91.xxx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2010 2:33 PM
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Guaranteed she will not pay for new carpet.I guess if you really want to be nice tell her you will replace the carpet with some type of hideous laminate flooring.Show her some nasty looking samples and tell her she pick from one of them. I believe the asthma inducing carpet is BS.Doc was not there.. and the whole thing is just BS. --174.55.xxx.xx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by in [IN]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2010 3:56 PM
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Before an Oncologists will tell a patient they have cancer, they will do a bone morrow and send the tissue sample to a Hematopathologist

The Hematopathologist has to be 100% correct, after all a part if an organ is going to be removed, they will also direct a treatment plan...

Sorry Charlie further test need to be ordered, unless you want to pay for the carpet, should you be wrong...

Never hears of an MD saying remove the carpet..unless it was my wife and she wants hardwood floors in the living room.. --67.163.xx.xxx




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Anne [CA]) Posted on: Nov 27, 2010 8:01 PM
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Yes, this should be interesting. I didn't mention her request that we remove the air conditioning unit..and oh, did you know she has mold in her bathroom? The bathroom with a huge window next to the shower?

She was actually doing well...kept the place nice, has nice kids, but now she is pg with child #3, no mention of the father, ugh. I hate to see her morph into a Sec 8 stereotype. --76.91.xxx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by Dan [MA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2010 4:10 AM
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So the carpet is causing problems with her asthma or the DIRT in the carpet is causing problems? --74.8.xx.x




Carpet removal-dr's note (by allin [VA]) Posted on: Nov 29, 2010 7:05 AM
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Charge the full cost of replacement to them now and then let them pull the carpet. Use the money to replace the carpet at the end of the lease. Send this as a written letter. --146.165.xx.xx





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