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Old 08-27-2010, 04:05 PM
 
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I would fix it myself, deduct from the rent and hold off sending rent until he finally replies.
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Old 08-27-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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My landlord lives in spain and his daughter used to be our emergency contact for issues, since she was in the area. I just found out that she no longer lives in Vegas so she is no help. I contacted our landlord through email(our only mode of communication since the time difference) 3 days ago and i haven't heard anything from him as to whether someone is going to come fix it or anything.
Did you write the email en espanol? No fixo el garageo, no sendo el dinero.
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Old 08-27-2010, 11:30 PM
 
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read your lease before sending the bill....ALOT of leases state that any repair under a certain amount are the tenants responsiblity.. this should cost under 100. do you really want to risk an eviction for $100? even if you fight the eviction, you can win the $100, and you'll still be out of a home.. i would tread very carefully on this one!
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:11 AM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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Repairing a spring can run $100. Most leases I have seen cut the tenant cost at $50. But it is worth looking at. And if it is less than $100 I would just fix it and forget about the whole thing.

I would not spend a lot of time worrying about being evicted by an out of country land lord managing the property himself.
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Old 08-28-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS REPAIR YOURSELF....people have been blinded, maimed and even died trying to replace a spring as powerful as these.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS REPAIR YOURSELF....people have been blinded, maimed and even died trying to replace a spring as powerful as these.

I don't know whether to take you seriously or not. In fact if you are serious, it may be the first time I have seen it.
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Old 08-28-2010, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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I don't know whether to take you seriously or not. In fact if you are serious, it may be the first time I have seen it.
It is generally rated a borderline procedure for a DIY. It is doable but it does have some risk.

It would be hard to get killed but you can easily get whacked good or knocked off a ladder.

I have done a couple but will no longer do it at my present age and status.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:27 PM
 
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Repairing a spring can run $100. Most leases I have seen cut the tenant cost at $50. But it is worth looking at. And if it is less than $100 I would just fix it and forget about the whole thing.

I would not spend a lot of time worrying about being evicted by an out of country land lord managing the property himself.
$50 on a lease, sorry that's laughable! you can't get anyone out to a house for $50... the real estate company we use has $200 in all of their leases...
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Old 08-28-2010, 07:33 PM
 
Location: NW Las Vegas - Lone Mountain
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$50 on a lease, sorry that's laughable! you can't get anyone out to a house for $50... the real estate company we use has $200 in all of their leases...
You are getting too LandLord Airics. That was the point. As soon as you need a service guy to make a call it is a LL problem. But tenants change lightbulbs and even fix busted outlets.

I am sure some of the LLs would like to set the level at $1000 or so...but practically we should use it to separate nuisance from real.

And you really don't want a leaky second floor john to go on for a few months because the tenant does not have the $150 to fix it. Remember it is your house Airics...and the tenant moves on.
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Old 08-29-2010, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Upstate NY!
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I don't know whether to take you seriously or not. In fact if you are serious, it may be the first time I have seen it.
Sorry...should have made myself clearer. I was referring to the torsion spring replacement (front upper part of garage) vs. an extension spring (which run parallel to each track,) which is not as dangerousof a repair. Not sure if OP is referring to torsion spring or extension spring.
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