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Can a landlord charge for labor. For example: the door needs to replaced because of a hole for $75 + $25 labor for him to instal

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can a landlord charge for labor. For example: the door needs to replaced because of a hole. The door is $75 + $25 labor for the landlord to install himself

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If you or your guest caused the damage to the door, a landlord may charge you for the cost of labor for repairing the door. $25 is a very inexpensive charge for repair work, often times the low end of repair costs caused by a tenant is $50-75 per hour.


Yes. Would you rather he hired a contractor and charged you $200 for the job?

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Yes, a landlord can charge for his or her labor and $25 to install a new door is very reasonable. And $75 for the new door is likely a bargain. Elizabeth Powell

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