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Re: How do I prorate the carpet? by Anonymous on October 31, 2017 @13:23

1. six years is a good long term tenant
2. housekeeping is a gray area. some people live differently than others. If their lifestyle didn't bother neighbors OR create a hazard there's not much you can say.
3. six years is way too long without a rent raise
4. six years is way way too long without inspections. Had you had an insurance claim or especially a fire claim YOU WOULD HAVE HAD SOME S'PLAININ TA DO. and might have had the claim denied.
5. my opinion is they owe you nothing for the carpet. It was past it's useful life and replacement is on you.
6. IF conditions were indeed as bad as you said, they do owe you for a good general cleaning.--- BUT,... NOT LIKE AN OPERATING ROOM IN A HOSPITAL.
7. painting after 6 years is on you
8. APPLIANCES, FIXTURES CABinets -- gray area. I figure on spending a good chunk of money on this stuff every 10 to 15 years,.....with good tenants.

i BELIEVE a judge would look at a six year tenant favorably, irrespective of your hygiene claims.

your never inspecting your property or raising the rent will not speak well of you in court
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Re: How do I prorate the carpet? by Shelly on October 31, 2017 @18:09 [ Reply ]
I'm curious as to why you think not raising the rent reflects badly on me? I raised it by $25. the second year they were there. They always paid on time and I enjoy being a hands-off kind of landlord. All my other tenants have called me when they have leaks. I've asked when it's time to switch over the air to heater how things are going, any leaks, etc. They were just a messy, dirty little family who grew out of my little rental and moved when I did raise the rent. I couldn't really have done anything differently.

    Re: How do I prorate the carpet? by Anonymous on November 4, 2017 @16:20 [ Reply ]
    If the market you're in is flat and you are charging market rents that's one thing. if the comps do not support a higher rent then you are doing the right thing in not raising rents and losing your tenant.

    Inflation moves upward no matter what,....each year. If you allow your rents to stagnate they fall too far below market and it is impossible to catch up.

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