The Home Ownership Thread - Page 56
If the unit needs the renovations to maintain its future rentability, then by renovating the space while you're paying rent is really just a cheaper way for your landlord to get the work done. They don't need to spend time renovating the unit while its empty and not generating income.
if you prorate $15 a day over the month its more like $450. So if your rent is $1500 a month, its almost a third of your rent. Not a terrible deal for getting a new kitchen and only having to deal with a few days of contractors.
When is your lease up? if you are leaving at the end of the month, its kind of shitty, but if you have 6 months left, it might be nice to have the work done.
Replaced due to fail: New water softener, washer and dryer, dishwasher, new AC, partial electrical rewire. then electrical work on the AC since two mice decided to act as capacitors in the motor.
Additional "necessary" work: new siding, brick work.
Due soon: roof, interior paint, stove, floors...
I haven't posted here in a bit. Put down deposit for all new appliances, kitchen is demo'ed down to studs, floors are bare, electricians have been in for a week and will be there all this week. knob & tube and more recent shady electric work is being replaced with proper, professionally installed electric. Feels great. Dug a trench to the garage to get that powered, too. Purchasing lighting and plumbing fixtures for new powder room and kitchen. Plumbing, hardwood restoration, tile floor, sheetrock, paint, cabinets and countertop in the next couple months. We are not living in the house while this is going on, its very exciting but still a little overwhelming.