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

Asked about 4 years ago - Tacoma, WA

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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  1. Ryan J. Weatherstone

    Contributor Level 15
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    Answered . 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.

  2. Elizabeth Rankin Powell

    Contributor Level 20

    Answered . 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

  3. Steven Alan Fink

    Contributor Level 20

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

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of California. Responses are based solely on California law unless stated otherwise.

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