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Old 11-16-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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Our LL has to install carpeting over the hardword floors because it's too noisy for the downstairs neighbor and they probably broke the code when they put in hardwood floors 4 years ago. The problem is moving all our stuff out while carpeting is installed. This will take a full day with a few guys that I don't have. Neither of us want to pay, who is liable?
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:22 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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It's not clear whether the "neither of us" is you and the LL or you and a roommate. If the latter, have you discussed it with your LL? Why would hardwood floors be against code?
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Old 11-16-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Our LL has to install carpeting over the hardword floors because it's too noisy for the downstairs neighbor and they probably broke the code when they put in hardwood floors 4 years ago. The problem is moving all our stuff out while carpeting is installed. This will take a full day with a few guys that I don't have. Neither of us want to pay, who is liable?
How large is the apartment that it would take all day to move the furniture?

One option is to pay the carpet installer to do it. They do not have to completely move the furniture out of the space. Just shuffle it from room to room as the new carpet is laid. For example, you can move bedroom furniture into the hall, lay carpet, then move the furniture back into the bedroom.

These devices will help if you do it yourself:


Forearm Forklift Lifting Straps - YouTube Most big box stores sell these now.

EZ Moves® Furniture Moving System - BedBathandBeyond.com
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Old 11-16-2013, 08:50 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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The carpet installers should be able to do it! We recently got our basement recarpeted and we didn't have to move a thing. Everything was put back pretty much where it started!
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:33 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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There is NO Laws or Codes Against Hardwood floors! Sounds like they complained to him about your loud walking hes trying to muff You abit! You should move your own furniture!
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Kansas City North
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There is NO Laws or Codes Against Hardwood floors! Sounds like they complained to him about your loud walking hes trying to muff You abit! You should move your own furniture!
I disagree. If the landlord says, "I'm installing new carpet while you're still living there" - regardless of the reason - then he should pay to have the furniture moved. Carpet installers routinely do it for an addition to the install price.

If one of the reasons you rented the place was because of the hardwood floors, I'd consider asking the landlord to amend the lease rate.
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Old 11-17-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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There is NO Laws or Codes Against Hardwood floors! Sounds like they complained to him about your loud walking hes trying to muff You abit! You should move your own furniture!



If the community has an HOA there certainly could be a code (bylaw) violation. And no, the tenant doesn't have to pay someone to move their furniture. The landlord is being told to install carpet, so the landlord needs to foot the bill 100%. Yes, the OP should help where they can, but they shouldn't be hiring help to move anything.
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Old 11-18-2013, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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There is NO Laws or Codes Against Hardwood floors! Sounds like they complained to him about your loud walking hes trying to muff You abit! You should move your own furniture!
It's definitely not unusual for a multi unit condo building to specify which types of flooring are allowed. And it would be binding and enforceable.

But you're right, there are not building codes against it.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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If the community has an HOA there certainly could be a code (bylaw) violation. And no, the tenant doesn't have to pay someone to move their furniture. The landlord is being told to install carpet, so the landlord needs to foot the bill 100%. Yes, the OP should help where they can, but they shouldn't be hiring help to move anything.
I agree with you, the tenant should help out wherever they can but they are not responsible for payments, unless the tenants is requesting new carpet after living at the place a few years.

If the hardwood floors are allowed and the tenants are not avoiding making additional noise by taking of shoes, than the tenants should be responsible for moving the furniture, otherwise it is the owner who has to pay.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:16 AM
 
Location: NJ
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Personally I would tell my LL I'm not moving it or paying for it and see what happens.
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