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Rent Credit for Kitchen Work by shawn on June 29, 2018 @18:33

We had significant water damage in the kitchen (mold), and the tenants didn't have use of the kitchen for about 3-4 weeks. I gave them a full rent credit for that month.

At this point they have full use of the kitchen, but the cabinets have been gutted (to be replaced), about half the tile floor has been taken out, etc. Most of their kitchen items have had to be placed in the dining room. They say they can't have people over because of the mess,etc., They're asking for some rent credit until the work is complete. These contractors are all swamped right now, so I'm guessing this will go on another 5-8 weeks. I did visit the property yesterday, and it does look like a disaster -half completed construction project.

What do you think is fair as far as a rent credit? They're excellent tenants and will be up for renewal in 3 months.
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Re: Rent Credit for Kitchen Work by THOMAS on June 30, 2018 @07:16 [ Reply ]
If they do not have use for what they are paying for then I would give them a full credit.
Re: Rent Credit for Kitchen Work by Ian on June 30, 2018 @10:13 [ Reply ]
I think your tenants are getting a little greedy.
Did they have coverage with a renters policy?
They should have. You should have a renters insurance clause in your lease.
Re: Rent Credit for Kitchen Work by Frank on July 1, 2018 @10:52 [ Reply ]
If they are living there, you don't have to give them full credit, even though you might want to do that in the interest of future relations.
But if the job lingers, you have to cut off the free rent at some point.

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