Re: charging for damages
by Anna Mouse on Thursday, March 15, 2012 @15:03
I searched and searched and finally found this website: http://www.bni-maryland.org/Documents/Tenant_Intro_Packet.pdf
I even read through the dang thing and found that it did say in Maryland you can charge for your own labor.
I want to make a note to what I said earlier. Be certain that you charge less for cleaning that what 3 or 4 services would charge you. While searching it was said that maybe minimum wage was a fair price for cleaning? In that case I will NOT be lifting one sponge or spraying one product for that price. I will absolutly hire a cleaning service and be sure to be there during the time they clean doing other things that need to be done. That way the person off the street with no skills will be sure to do it right!
It all comes down to looking at the thing through the judges eyes. The judge should be fair to both parties. Error on the side of being very fair if you do the work yourself. Consider the skill necessary for the task..(back to my rant on minimum wage and no skills for cleaning. It is clearly a no brain job. However all people have brains and I have seen many people not be able to do the job right) This makes me want to do it myself but if I only get paid minimum wage then I will pay and supervis.e