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Old 10-19-2020, 09:39 AM
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Backstory: I inherited my parents’ modest house (where I grew up, but not where I live now). I hired a property management firm to rent it and approved initial updating and various repairs over the last 5 years. Recently the tenants suspected mold. It was found in 3 places, and I immediately approved the necessary mold remediation process.

The process: The expenses went beyond mold remediation because everything had to be put back together and some of that was extensive. Big UGH! Today I gave what better be the final approval for work.

The whine: $10,480.

Thank you for listening. I’d be happy to hear your complaints.


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Itís always something
Old 10-19-2020, 09:47 AM
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Be thankful that all you have to do is write the check! And yet I guess you wonder if youíre being ripped off. This expense will come in handy at tax time.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:54 AM
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Wow, Iíd be whining too. Big ugh!! Iím sorry.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:01 AM
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No complaints here, for now, although the Seattle rain sucks. I guess that's a tiny whine.

Sorry for the big expense. I'm wondering if the manager should have noticed the mold earlier. When we had rentals we'd look at rent vs expenses to see how long before we broke even. That helped me feel a little better about writing the check. And you will have some tax write off. Still, I don't blame you for complaining.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:10 AM
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My sister lives in California and has rental properties. At one time there was a mold issue that cost her thousands and thousands of dollars. The tenants were hyper-vigilant and called mold at every speck. Once they moved there have been no more mold issues. I think California had pretty strict laws regarding possible mold in homes.

Your mold abatement bill was pretty darn expensive.


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Old 10-19-2020, 10:34 AM
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Ugh, that is a lot of money!! I'd be whining, too! (In fact, I have my own uneccessary- in my case- and expensive bill to pay) I hope the profit from renting far outweighs the cost of upkeep.
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Yikes! That is a big bill. I am sorry.
Old 10-19-2020, 10:54 AM
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We bought a home in 2016. In 2019 we had major foundation work to after finding cracks in our floor tile. The bill was $21, 000. And we still need to have the floor repaired. Homes are expensive!
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:15 AM
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Yikes! That is definitely worth a complaint. I hope the issue gets resolved and you are on for clear sailing from now on with it.


My complaint for today........ hmmmm. I donít think I have any at the moment!
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:20 AM
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Yikes! That's a lot. But is something that needs done. Hopefully that'll be it for the pricey repairs for your rental. Good luck.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:22 AM
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I'm sorry you have such a big bill. Hopefully, this repair will improve your house's value.


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Old 10-19-2020, 11:25 AM
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Complain away! That is a lot of money and Iím sorry. If Iím spending $10k, it needs to be on something fabulous, not mold remediation. What a bummer. Iím sad and annoyed for you.
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Old 10-19-2020, 11:27 AM
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Ouch! That was a big bill.
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Darn! Nothing like a huge repair/remediation
Old 10-19-2020, 12:10 PM
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bill for the 2020 finale!

I just paid that much for my new roof and porch. I feel your pain!
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:37 PM
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I would be complaining too! Thank goodness you had enough to pay for it. Look at it that way.
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Old 10-19-2020, 12:58 PM
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We had the same problem when selling my in-laws house. We also paid 10,000 for mold remediation. Iím waiting for the same to happen when we sell my momís house.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:39 PM
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You rarely complain so have at it! Also, because that was a lot more money than you originally thought. The good news (I hope) is the House is now safe.
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Old 10-19-2020, 01:55 PM
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So sorry you are going to have to deal with such a big bill. That really stinks. 2020 strikes again.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:12 PM
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Wow! I know mold is dangerous and potentially deadly. Youíre a very responsible landlord to take care of it. When my boys were babies, our scummy landlord wouldnít take care of mold in the bathroom. I scrubbed with bleach every single day.

I have no complaints for today. Life is good.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:24 PM
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Oh, definitely a worthy whine! Ugh! Tough one.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:54 PM
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Yikes! It puts my whimper about the $20 and half an hour I had to spend at the coin laundromat into better perspective.
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Ouch!
Old 10-19-2020, 03:44 PM
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That hurts!

But I'm thankful that you didn't decide to live there, and that it was ok when you were growing up there. Health is wealth (although it still stinks to spend money on something so "not fun." Repair bills are the pits, and that was a whopper.
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Old 10-19-2020, 06:22 PM
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You rarely complain, so let it out! I'd be very unhappy to spend $10,000 on no fun, not pretty. Especially when you don't live there. Glad it is getting done, but yowch!
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Old 10-19-2020, 07:43 PM
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Definite bummer of a way to spend ten grand I'm glad you had the resources to do so though. I spent just under that for painting the exterior of my home. That was a bit more fun. Homeownership can get expensive at times.
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