Pay Tenant for Work (by C&J [CO]) Feb 11, 2018 9:17 AM|
Pay Tenant for Work (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Feb 11, 2018 9:44 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by GKARL [PA]) Feb 11, 2018 10:04 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by Ken [NY]) Feb 11, 2018 10:06 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by C&J [CO]) Feb 11, 2018 10:26 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by J [FL]) Feb 11, 2018 10:32 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Feb 11, 2018 12:42 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by Ken [NY]) Feb 11, 2018 2:38 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2018 5:26 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by Vee [OH]) Feb 12, 2018 6:36 AM
Pay Tenant for Work (by Carolytn [MO]) Feb 12, 2018 3:11 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Feb 12, 2018 6:40 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by David [KY]) Feb 12, 2018 9:42 PM
Pay Tenant for Work (by C&J [CO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 9:17 AM
We had new tenants move in last summer. S.O. foolishly made offer to tenant to do some minor work around property, for what I feel was a crazy rate of pay.
As of yet , the work is only partially done, it was a rather small job that should have been done long ago, although its nothing major, its time go get this taken care of.
Tenant of course has many excuses, I'm not interested in hearing them. Told them I need a detailed, written invoice so I can get them paid. More BS, not interested.
Tenant has yet to submit bill, how should I proceed? BTW they live next door, so getting it to us is not an issue. --67.143.xxx.xx
Pay Tenant for Work (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 9:44 AM
I will skip the lecture about hiring tenants.
You've asked and they aren't complying. Treat them like any other contractor. Hire someone else to complete the job. If they ask about getting paid I would give them a small token or what YOU think their work was worth and that is only because they are your tenant and they live next door. But I would tell them that you do not normally pay a contractor if they don't finish the job.
Pay Tenant for Work (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 10:04 AM
I had a tenant who was always looking for work. He's a former tenant now and still wants work. Now that he's a former tenant, I may give him some simple handyman jobs but I'm even somewhat hesitant to do even that. --172.58.xxx.xxx
Pay Tenant for Work (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 10:06 AM
My biggest issue is you and your SO need to decide who is in charge of dealing with your tenants?I own a bunch of places with several different partnerships and in each case only 1 partner deals with the tenants --72.231.xxx.xxx
Pay Tenant for Work (by C&J [CO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 10:26 AM
Thanks everyone, I am NOT a fan of hiring tenants to do work, SO has a soft heart and feels sorry for these people. SO works out of state and when he comes home he just CAN NOT keep his mouth shut!! And since the place is right next door it does create problems. I deal with the rentals 10-11 months of the year, so frustrating. After sending photos of the terrible work that was done, I'm praying he sees the error of flapping his jaw.
NC ~ I have made arrangements with someone else to finish job.
Ken ~ agree with you 100% --67.143.xxx.xx
Pay Tenant for Work (by J [FL]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 10:32 AM
Since your SO is barely home anyway, maybe you can just handle the rentals completely by yourself, so he isn't involved with it. --72.188.xxx.xx
Pay Tenant for Work (by TenantWhisperer [MA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 12:42 PM
I sometimes hire tenants to do work. However, I supply tools and direct supervision. If they work out on Day 1, I may hire them for Day 2.
Despite their heartfelt assurances of their skill set, I first use them to remove trash and do general gopher work. If they say they know how to do drywall, I'll then test them out on one small section while watching intently.
PAY - I explain to them that Rent is Rent and Work is Work.
I pay them separately for the work - I NEVER NEVER allow them to deduct their work wages from the rent. The full Rent is always due on the 1st even if I don't have anything for them to do. --73.16.xxx.x
Pay Tenant for Work (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 2:38 PM
Normally I don't hire tenants since for the most part my tenants have no skills but I do have 1 guy who is a fantastic handyman,he grew up the son of a builder and can fix anything,just never learned the business end of things.I have tried to hire him full time but he likes his job as a commercial roofer.He has been my tenant for about 7 years and says he intends to stay until he inherits his parents house which I think the taxes and insurance alone will cost him more than he pays me in rent --72.231.xxx.xxx
Pay Tenant for Work (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 5:26 PM
If it's something critical to the safety of the building then say to the tenant that you see that they have not had time to finish the project and you would like to pay them for the work so far. Would x dollars be fair? And then say that you have found someone to complete the job and then get that new person to complete the job. --73.33.xxx.xxx
Pay Tenant for Work (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 6:36 AM
Have work done, bill tenant in next rent cycle. --76.188.xxx.xx
Pay Tenant for Work (by Carolytn [MO]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 3:11 PM
I rarely do this. However, you need to have work and rent totally separate things. Rent is paid as required. Work is compensated when satisfactorily completed and is paid for by you, not as rent credit.
Pay Tenant for Work (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 6:40 PM
You really need to give all of your tenants written notice that your partner is not allowed to authorize anything, that any decisions he makes aren't valid until they hear it directly from you.
Applicants need to be told that, too. --174.216.x.xxx
Pay Tenant for Work (by David [KY]) Posted on: Feb 12, 2018 9:42 PM
Never works when there are 2 bosses for one situation. Reminds me of when the daytime chef would tell cooks one thing, then the night time chef would say the opposite. Causes absolute chaos and dissension. Tenants need direction, discipline and certainty. --173.239.xxx.xx