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Glass Repair (by Lana Patch [IN]) Apr 18, 2017 8:40 AM
       Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Apr 18, 2017 8:48 AM
       Glass Repair (by Vee [OH]) Apr 18, 2017 9:00 AM
       Glass Repair (by S i d [MO]) Apr 18, 2017 9:11 AM
       Glass Repair (by AllyM [NJ]) Apr 18, 2017 10:03 AM
       Glass Repair (by NE [PA]) Apr 18, 2017 10:30 AM
       Glass Repair (by Lana [IN]) Apr 18, 2017 12:05 PM
       Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Apr 18, 2017 12:24 PM
       Glass Repair (by Richard [MI]) Apr 18, 2017 12:52 PM
       Glass Repair (by cjl [NY]) Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
       Glass Repair (by cjl [NY]) Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
       Glass Repair (by Dan [IL]) Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
       Glass Repair (by Lana [IN]) Apr 18, 2017 8:33 PM
       Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Apr 19, 2017 7:37 AM
       Glass Repair (by NE [PA]) Apr 19, 2017 7:47 AM
       Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Apr 19, 2017 8:05 AM
       Glass Repair (by Sisco [MO]) Apr 19, 2017 8:32 AM
       Glass Repair (by RockM [OR]) Apr 19, 2017 9:36 AM
       Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Apr 19, 2017 11:09 AM
       Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Apr 19, 2017 11:10 AM
       Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Apr 19, 2017 11:10 AM
       Glass Repair (by RockM [OR]) Apr 19, 2017 11:56 AM
       Glass Repair (by Janet [KY]) Apr 19, 2017 9:36 PM
       Glass Repair (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 22, 2017 3:09 PM

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Glass Repair (by Lana Patch [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 8:40 AM
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Last Friday, my handyman whilr weedwackimg, sent a stone flying through the back window of Tenants SUV. We contacted an auto glass repair specialist and they were to do repair today but rescheduled to this Friday. Tenants not happy. They did not want blue masking tape repair as glass specialist recommends until replacement, and they want a rental. Suggesstions??

--216.23.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 8:48 AM
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Have your handyman's insurance deal with it --166.137.xx.xx




Glass Repair (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 9:00 AM
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If the tenants are smarter than the glass company they will have the answer, otherwise best to do what the professional suggests. All the time it takes for them to get a rental will be the same as waiting for the glass to arrive, but that is on them. Whatever their insurance can do. --76.188.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 9:11 AM
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To me this falls under the category of "accidents happen." We cannot cover every accident. Tenants need insurance for such things, which could cover any loss of use of their vehicle. However, I'm on the fence even then since their car IS still usable, but they are refusing the recommended temporary fix.

The only caveat here is your guy was the one who caused it, so I would expect him to at least split the cost of the glass repair 50/50 with me. But for me, no rental car. --173.19.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 10:03 AM
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Don't give them a rental because there is stone damage to a window. They are just stealing from you. Tell them it is what it is and they have to wait for fix.

Had a tenant claim that the lawn guys chipped his window but what he didn't know was that I had seen his car right after he took a long road trip and saw the stone damage and the landscaper had not been there.

He called the landscaper and complained. I called the landscaper and told them not to give this guy anything and I was their witness. This guy was a druggie who was from a great family. This is one of the sonny boy comes with mom and dad problems that I had. His parents moved him out after he smashed the front door window with his bare hand after he got locked out. Cops called me at 4AM to come down and clean up the blood. I did that. He told his parents he was mugged and they broke the window. Cops had looked all over the neighborhood and found no one.

Don't give them anything. One cold morning I saw his window open and he had the termostate for a four unit. So I went up there and was ready to knock when I heard him say to someone inside "yeah, I was there when he shot a guy."

I backed up and went home and called the police and reported what I had heard. I think they had a talk with him and that's when his parents moved him out. Probably moved to Israel where he had family to get out of being a witness against a bad guy. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 10:30 AM
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They want a rental car until it's fixed? Hahaha, NO!

Do as the repairman advised. --174.201.xx.xx




Glass Repair (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:05 PM
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Har. New demand. They want the SUV detailed as she has a child and does not want to risk a cut. --216.23.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:24 PM
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A piece of cardboard taped to back windshield would be an vision obstruction and possibly result in a traffic citation, the same way a GPS or radar detector mounted to front windshield would be.

Again, this is what your handyman's insurance is for. --12.156.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:52 PM
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Next they will want you to buy them a new SUV because theirs "might" be unsafe. If the handyman has no insurance, let the regular insurance deal with it. --66.188.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
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Whose insurance company is taking care of this (yours or the handyman)? I'm thinking yours is ... so call them and ask/tell them what the tenant is indicating.

I think either they would go to a different repair place/company or advise them too bad. If they want a rental that's on them (the tenant) not you or the insurance company.

It's still "drivable" ... it's not something that will cause them harm ... it's more of a "oh gawd, my window is broken".

I had someone back into me a few years ago ... it was a week before I could get it into the shop - yes, once it was being repaired I did get a rental - but since it was drivable I still drove it. --69.201.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
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Whose insurance company is taking care of this (yours or the handyman)? I'm thinking yours is ... so call them and ask/tell them what the tenant is indicating.

I think either they would go to a different repair place/company or advise them too bad. If they want a rental that's on them (the tenant) not you or the insurance company.

It's still "drivable" ... it's not something that will cause them harm ... it's more of a "oh gawd, my window is broken".

I had someone back into me a few years ago ... it was a week before I could get it into the shop - yes, once it was being repaired I did get a rental - but since it was drivable I still drove it. --69.201.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Dan [IL]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 12:57 PM
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There's no way I would ever consent to paying for a rental. The tenants' vehicle is safely driveable. So they cannot deal with the indignity of a seemingly bad appearance for a couple of days? Fine, then just place the blame on others, such as the handyman! The bottom line - let the insurance company deal with it. --66.87.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Apr 18, 2017 8:33 PM
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I am paying for it out of pocket. It is $325 and no where near my $2000 deductible. I have no claims on any of my homeowners plans and I will keep insurance for when I need it. I am going to let my handyman share the next incident, if any. It is the 2nd time in 17 years of landlording that a rock from lawn care hits something and last time it was a child's head and we paid for the CT scan. I just wanted to know if the rest of you felt the extras were as silly as I felt they where. When you are part of the story sometimes you get too adversarial with tenant and you guys help me see if I am still fully rational. --216.23.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 7:37 AM
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It does seem like it is a little longer than it should be. The last few times I've had to replace auto glass, it was done within a couple of days of me calling.

So, a few questions:

Is there glass all over the inside? There can be, and I've cleaned it up. It is tempered glass, so there should not be shards - rather there should be beads of glass. Not smooth, but unlikely to cause injury. You vacuum it up. It is a pain, but not the end of the world. Just takes a bit of time with a decent shop vac.

Next, most places I know, an accepted temporary fix is clear plastic with blue masking tape holding it in place, along with a large blue X across the middle to give strength and prevent billowing. This works if you only need to keep the rain out for a few days, and don't need to do a lot of driving, or at least high speed driving.

If this is a daily commuter car, and they have to hit a road going higher than 35mph, the plastic may not be a good solution.

The last time this happened with one of my places, the guy cutting the grass took care of the repair. In fact, the guy cutting the grass knocked on the tenant's door to apologize and tell him about the rock, and let him know he would be taking care of the repair. I believe it was repaired inside of 48 hours. We live in a town of under 20,000.

So, with the rental car, it just depends. How is the car used? After this long, I can see why they are becoming annoyed. --131.151.xx.xx




Glass Repair (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 7:47 AM
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Once this glass repair is taking Care of, I would start moving towards new tenants. If they're in a new lease and it doesn't expire for a while, give them notice for when it ends for non-renewal. If they're on a month-to-month, wait a month or two and give them notice to move. If these people are this demanding for something like this, how are they going to be if something really bad happens? I would not want to continue the relationship. --174.201.xx.xxx




Glass Repair (by David [MI]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 8:05 AM
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hmm. whatever happened to personal responsibility? it used to be when you screwed up and damaged someone's property, you owned up to it , paid the bills they incurred, and didn't seek retribution --12.156.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 8:32 AM
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Auto glass doesn't cost so much as to fool with insurance. Get on the phone, find an installer who can repair this today. Pay them, and you are done. --72.172.xxx.xx




Glass Repair (by RockM [OR]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 9:36 AM
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First off, I don't believe a weed eater can pick up a rock big enough to shatter a car window. That being said, I agree with others, the handyman should pay for it. --157.245.xx.xx




Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 11:09 AM
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Sorry, RockM, have to disagree. Not only can a rock get picked up and thrown by a weedeater, but I've done it - to my own car. Similarly, a rock can be picked up by the mower and thrown and shatter a windshield or side window. --64.251.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 11:10 AM
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Sorry, RockM, have to disagree. Not only can a rock get picked up and thrown by a weedeater, but I've done it - to my own car. Similarly, a rock can be picked up by the mower and thrown and shatter a windshield or side window. --64.251.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 11:10 AM
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Sorry, RockM, have to disagree. Not only can a rock get picked up and thrown by a weedeater, but I've done it - to my own car. Similarly, a rock can be picked up by the mower and thrown and shatter a windshield or side window. --64.251.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by RockM [OR]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 11:56 AM
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Mower? Absolutely. Weedeater? No way it can shatter. Maybe crack but not shatter. --67.169.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Janet [KY]) Posted on: Apr 19, 2017 9:36 PM
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No way I would give them a rental. If they broke

your window in the rental, it would be long time before

you would get $ out of them. --74.236.xxx.xxx




Glass Repair (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Apr 22, 2017 3:09 PM
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Renters insurance works for a reason --24.239.xx.xxx



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