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rent reimbursement (by dawn [CO]) Apr 14, 2013 8:43 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Robert J [CA]) Apr 14, 2013 10:11 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Pattyk [MO]) Apr 15, 2013 4:52 AM
       rent reimbursement (by S i d [MO]) Apr 15, 2013 6:22 AM
       rent reimbursement (by Nancy [NJ]) Apr 15, 2013 2:18 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
       rent reimbursement (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 15, 2013 9:07 PM
       rent reimbursement (by Pattyk [MO]) Apr 16, 2013 5:23 AM


rent reimbursement (by dawn [CO]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2013 8:43 PM
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Do I have to reimburse my tenant for painting the inside of a room in the house if it is in the middle of a lease. I plan on supplying the paint. Also, how often can I increase the rent. Have had the same tenant for 10 years and only increased the rent $125. thank you.

--72.42.xx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Apr 14, 2013 10:11 PM
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Most tenants can't paint or will apply the wrong type of paint to a surface, requiring triple the time to do over correctly. Also most tenant want a wild color and will require extra priming when putting back the property to a neutral color. So having a tenant paint is always a bad idea. I'd rather pain a professional to do the job right the first time. --173.60.xx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Pattyk [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 4:52 AM
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Just have your handiman paint the room. For a ten year tenant, I'd have it done for them.

You can raise the rent according to your lease and state laws if any pertain to rate increases. Usually I do not raise the rent. --70.13.xx.xx




rent reimbursement (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 6:22 AM
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I do not allow tenants to paint--ever--for the following reasons:

Potential legal liability if they are working on maintaining my property and are injured. If you exchange money or rent reduction for a service, it clouds the waters of whether they are a tenant or working for you. Ask your attorney what the potential issues are here.

Not following proper painting procedures for prepping the walls and taping off trim. This results in a messy job and drips all over the trim, corners not cut in, smears on the ceiling, etc.

Spills on carpet.

Sets a precedent for other "upgrades" and reimbursements.

If I had a ten year tenant who requested painting, I would oblige them by offering a one-year lease extension along with a $25 a month increase, and I'd throw in a room repaint done by my carefully screened workers. I never want to set the precedent that they can chip away at the rent due. Some tenants will "improve" the property without my permission, then expect to get paid for it. --108.250.xxx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Nancy [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 2:18 PM
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Even if the tenant's profession as a professional painter - I NEVER let tenants paint ..period.

I am for everything that Sid said. --68.197.xx.xx




rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
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I apologize if I derail the topic here, but to PattyK... Do you mean that you would never raise the rent during a ten year tenancy? I have apartments that the rent has well more than doubled in that time. I'm always curious about people's philosophy on raising rent. I personally shoot for at least a token increase yearly. --173.85.xxx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
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I apologize if I derail the topic here, but to PattyK... Do you mean that you would never raise the rent during a ten year tenancy? I have apartments that the rent has well more than doubled in that time. I'm always curious about people's philosophy on raising rent. I personally shoot for at least a token increase yearly. --173.85.xxx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Mike [NY]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 5:05 PM
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I apologize if I derail the topic here, but to PattyK... Do you mean that you would never raise the rent during a ten year tenancy? I have apartments that the rent has well more than doubled in that time. I'm always curious about people's philosophy on raising rent. I personally shoot for at least a token increase yearly. --173.85.xxx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2013 9:07 PM
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Dawn,

-is the res ASKING for new paint?

-if she is asking, *I* would pay MY guy to paint a room or 2 for her. Let her pick the color.

-raise rent normally. Renters expect SOME increase. IF you do not raise it occasionally, one day you'll find it sorely under market. --67.175.xx.xxx




rent reimbursement (by Pattyk [MO]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2013 5:23 AM
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MIke,

I wouldn't say NEVER. however, yes usually I do not raise the rent, as long as they want to live there, it's theirs at the move in price. My mom always said, let them live there with just fix and patch, it's their home they already got it dirty!

I also would not be doing any remodeling or improvements in that 10 years. Perhaps to keep them in the house, i'd have the bedroom painted if they asked,,, if they ask for much more then yes increase the rent, I would not keep putting money in to improve the property while they live there, if they are happy, as is, pay and live their own life, and leave me alone, then i'm fine with the rent, I do ask top dollar when they move in.

Hope that answers your question. --184.239.xx.xx





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