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move out inspection (by Pamela Doyne [AR]) Jul 11, 2018 9:35 PM
       move out inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 11, 2018 10:09 PM
       move out inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 11, 2018 10:10 PM
       move out inspection (by JB [OR]) Jul 11, 2018 10:56 PM
       move out inspection (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jul 12, 2018 3:15 AM
       move out inspection (by Still Learning [NH]) Jul 12, 2018 4:12 AM
       move out inspection (by LindaJ [NY]) Jul 12, 2018 4:45 AM
       move out inspection (by LisaFL [FL]) Jul 12, 2018 5:02 AM
       move out inspection (by S i d [MO]) Jul 12, 2018 5:14 AM
       move out inspection (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Jul 12, 2018 6:44 AM
       move out inspection (by S i d [MO]) Jul 12, 2018 7:02 AM
       move out inspection (by Lynda [TX]) Jul 12, 2018 11:51 AM
       move out inspection (by Vee [OH]) Jul 12, 2018 8:02 PM
       move out inspection (by small potatoes [NY]) Jul 12, 2018 9:00 PM

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move out inspection (by Pamela Doyne [AR]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 9:35 PM
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State Specific Question About: ARKANSAS

is a stained toilet, considered wear and tear on a move out inspection. Also is damaged vinyl tile pieces (deep statches )and damaged carpet (iron burns and (gum) considered wear and tear.

Also is a broken refrigerator door guard considered wear and tear even though they have lived there for 8 years. --108.239.xx.xx




move out inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 10:09 PM
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Pamela,

I donít know your atate law but thatís easy to find.

What does your lease say? My lease is clear: it lists common problems like the ones you mentioned are NOT normal wear and tear.

Normal is the aging or fadeing effecta over a long term with appropriate use and care.

A care for toilet does not stain. Dirt, chips, breakage are direct result of RESIDENT NEGLIGENCE.

Iíd examine that handle to see if the plastic broke from cheapness or abuse. That one might be normal.

Stay strong! Donít be shy aboit charging to clean and repair THEIR problems.

BRAD --174.221.xx.xx




move out inspection (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 10:10 PM
Message:

Pamela,

I donít know your atate law but thatís easy to find.

What does your lease say? My lease is clear: it lists common problems like the ones you mentioned are NOT normal wear and tear.

Normal is the aging or fadeing effecta over a long term with appropriate use and care.

A care for toilet does not stain. Dirt, chips, breakage are direct result of RESIDENT NEGLIGENCE.

Iíd examine that handle to see if the plastic broke from cheapness or abuse. That one might be normal.

Stay strong! Donít be shy aboit charging to clean and repair THEIR problems.

BRAD --174.221.xx.xx




move out inspection (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jul 11, 2018 10:56 PM
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Most of what you refer to sounds primarily to be damage related as opposed to wear and tear.

That said, after 8 years, I'll be giving them the benefit of the doubt on any gray areas (and it is likely a judge is going to see things the same way).

--50.45.xxx.xx




move out inspection (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 3:15 AM
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None of what you described is normal wear and tear. --166.137.xxx.xx




move out inspection (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 4:12 AM
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Life of an appliance these days is around 7 years so that might be wear and tear just because they donít make them like they used to. Depending on how it broke and what class rental it is, I have used and adhesive that works in cold to glue the guard back on or a price of plastic to serve as a door guard. --24.61.xxx.xx




move out inspection (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 4:45 AM
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They are not considered wear and tear to me. Maybe the broken door guard. And maybe the toilet. Appliances don't hold up like they used to and depending on the water, some stains are likely to happen even when cleaned. The question is, how old is the appliance, rug and vinyl? If they were years old when they moved in 8 years ago, they may be ready for an upgrade anyway.

The real question is will what you charge hold up in court. Replacing a whole rug because of a burn in the corner is probably not going to fly. Repair of cutting and piecing it in might. The same with vinyl. Buying a whole new refrigerator for a broken piece will be hard to defend as well.

After 8 years, I figure things need upgrading anyway, if everything else is left clean and fine, I am likely to be easier on charges. If the place was left a complete mess with a lot of other damage I would probably add it to the charges. Accidents do happen. Of course all of this depends on a lot of how the tenant has been over the 8 years as well. But that is what works for me. --108.44.xx.xxx




move out inspection (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 5:02 AM
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What is a refrigerator door guard? --173.170.xxx.xxx




move out inspection (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 5:14 AM
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Copied and pasted from my lease....consider adding it to yours so long as your state laws do not conflict:

***************

Wear and Tear: TENANT agrees that DIRT, FILTH, GREASE, GRIME, SMUDGES, DINGS, HOLES, STAINS, SCRATCHES, TEARS, CRACKS, CHIPS, BURNS, AND BREAKAGE does not constitute normal usage and will be billed as damages. _____ _____ _____ _____ (initials)

*************** --173.19.x.xxx




move out inspection (by RathdrumGal [ID]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 6:44 AM
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Replacement refrigerator door guards can be found at Appliance Parts Pro . com. Just replace the guard and charge the tenant. You will have an invoice to use to charge your tenant. At about $30 a pop, they are ridiculously expensive for what you get (a piece of molded plastic).

Lisa- The door guard is the little railings that hold the beer bottles in the refrigerator door shelves. They easily break if the shelves are overloaded. --98.146.xxx.xxx




move out inspection (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 7:02 AM
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Some of the fancier LL's on here may cringe at this suggestion, but when I can't find a piece of plastic for a reasonable price to repair these, I have drilled small holes in the plastic on each side where the brackets mount and used a metal tension rod. Works great for my Class C cheapies! $5 for a part that would have cost $30-$50 to buy from the online appliance part websites. --173.19.x.xxx




move out inspection (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 11:51 AM
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Iron burn marks in the carpet--you're talking about brown to black areas, even melted plastic-type triangles in the carpet?? No way that is normal--that is pure negligence! They owe you for a room of new carpeting at minimum. Hydrogen peroxide will clean up the toilet. Buy the right part for the fridge and charge them for that too. --108.87.xx.xxx




move out inspection (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 8:02 PM
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If you have photos of the stuff you described get estimates to repair and deduct, as the others have said this is all damaged stuff, don't waste time chatting with the tenant about how it happened - they broke it very simple, welcome to the business.... --76.188.xxx.xx




move out inspection (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jul 12, 2018 9:00 PM
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is not the carpet consider to be fully depreciated after 8 years, and at the very least the damage is technically prorated if not? Thus you would not win damages for a new carpet just the remaining used value of the existing one.

Same for the refer.

If you have hard water is that possibly the cause of the toilet stain? I had a GF w/ 4 boys and they ruined a toilet. --24.194.xx.xx



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