U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:14 PM
 
4,847 posts, read 5,158,916 times
Reputation: 8159

Advertisements

I was told the landlord is required once every three years to paint your apt free of charge.
Is this true?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:31 PM
 
29,743 posts, read 26,463,503 times
Reputation: 17359
only if rent stabilized or rent controlled. otherwise its whats ever in your lease
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2010, 03:35 PM
 
461 posts, read 1,175,651 times
Reputation: 310
Yes if your apartment is rent stabilized but you must request it. And usually LL only paint the apartment in white only.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2010, 08:34 PM
 
4,502 posts, read 7,942,852 times
Reputation: 3931
Quote:
Originally Posted by victorfox View Post
Yes if your apartment is rent stabilized but you must request it. And usually LL only paint the apartment in white only.
I think if you want a color other than white, you have to provide the paint and the LL will have their painters do the painting.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
12,236 posts, read 11,742,373 times
Reputation: 13675
just paint it yourself the color you want and call it a day.
paint is really not that expensive.

I just have a problem with renters that would never throw a coat of paint on the walls, after all you live there, whats the big deal....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 02:38 PM
 
461 posts, read 1,175,651 times
Reputation: 310
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
just paint it yourself the color you want and call it a day.
paint is really not that expensive.

I just have a problem with renters that would never throw a coat of paint on the walls, after all you live there, whats the big deal....
Argeed but you must make the tenant aware that they must paint the right way. Meaning don't paint over the outlet wall plates, use blue painter's tape so you can get a nice crisp line between the wall color and the trim. Lay out trap to cover the wood floors so that paint splatter doesn't ruin the floor finish, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 03:07 PM
 
4,502 posts, read 7,942,852 times
Reputation: 3931
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightcrawler View Post
just paint it yourself the color you want and call it a day.
paint is really not that expensive.

I just have a problem with renters that would never throw a coat of paint on the walls, after all you live there, whats the big deal....

I'm a tenant and would rather have the LL provide a professional painter to do the painting. It's not as easy as simply slapping on a coat of paint. You have to make sure the walls are primed. You have to make sure you use painters tape to protect windows, outlets, etc. You have to make sure it doesn't splatter on the floors, doors, or windows. You have to make sure the paint goes on cleanly and evenly.

I know that I don't have the time or patience to do that and know that if I did a paint job, it would come out terribly. I think any LL in his right mind would rather spend a few dollars to have a professional painter come in and paint instead of paying hundreds more to correct a tenant's botch job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-24-2010, 06:31 PM
 
1,302 posts, read 1,943,890 times
Reputation: 709
I'm a landlord and would never want a tenant to paint themselves again. What a mess. It was so much work undoing their "work". Big drips, paint everywhere it wasn't supposed to be, including the kitchen cabinets, bathtub, outlets, etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2010, 05:58 PM
 
5 posts, read 39,369 times
Reputation: 12
My landlord is SO cheap the "professional" painters they get never prime and get paint ALLOVER the floors, windows, tiles..I have no idea how to get it off and there's so MUCH of it everywhere!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-10-2010, 10:50 PM
 
88 posts, read 306,072 times
Reputation: 52
i would much rather have the LL paint the apartment. if any mishaps occurs, its on the LL and not on the tenant. a proper paint job requires hours of prep work. it really isnt as simple as it seem.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:



Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top