Small flood cleanup and ceiling fan replacement, what is reasonable to list on the security settlement statement as my cost per hour for these do-it-yourself jobs. I am completing these tasks myself after the renters have moved out, and I don't want to over or under value my time.
If your state allows you to charge for your own labor.You have to take into the fact that because you are not a professional electrician that you can not charge that rate. You must charge a lower rate compared to your skills to be sure a judge will accept the charge.
Even if your state allows for you to charge yourself please consider that what you charge you can not write off on taxes. What you could of charged to the deposit as an expense and use that at end of the year you now can not. So you lose your time and do not gain a write off at year end.
I strongly suggest you pay a professional, subtract it from the deposit and use it as an expense at year end. Then you can save your energy for doing jobs that are not the tenants responsibility but part of the maintenance for your property.