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    Default Rental roof replacement & tenants

    Hi!

    Our rental roof has sprung a leak during heavy rain. We're fairly new to this rental.
    The roof was patched, then began leaking again later that day. The property manager told me that the landlords will replace the roof and she'll get back to me with details.

    So I'm wondering, what happens while the roof is being replaced? I assume we can't live here while that happens. Any advice?

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    Hi,

    I had to replace a roof with tenants in place. You would be surprised how quick it can be. They don't expose the whole roof at once and do it in sections. It took about a day and a half and didn't cause any issues with the tenants. This was about 10years ago and was a tiled roof and storm season...

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    You might be able to live there. We got our roof replaced a couple of years ago and it wasn't a big disruption. Biggest issue what the scaffolding in the yard which was bit of a pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deskar View Post
    Hi,

    I had to replace a roof with tenants in place. You would be surprised how quick it can be. They don't expose the whole roof at once and do it in sections. It took about a day and a half and didn't cause any issues with the tenants. This was about 10years ago and was a tiled roof and storm season...
    Oh good! I was thinking 'oh no.. this is going to take a week or so to fix!'

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    I had thought a week at least as well but they were very organised. I went with the company my agents recommended at the time. It's a 3 bed single storey btw as well.

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    I replaced the roof on my own place. Half one day half the next. It was asbestos and I wanted it gone plus I wanted an air cond and you can't put one through asbestos etc.

    As the old roof was coming off and dumped in the truck another pair of guys was loading the new roof up for another pair to install. 6 guys 2 days

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    Default Rental roof replacement & tenants

    We had storm damage at the house we owned. Whilst the repairs were being done we offered the tenants a hotel/apartment style to stay in at our cost (to a certain price limit), but in the end the tenants stayed and we gave them a week off rent.

    It took 3 days to do but the tenants were fairly unreasonable (wanted a 5star hotel for 3 nights) so it was cheaper just to give them a week off rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    We had storm damage at the house we owned. Whilst the repairs were being done we offered the tenants a hotel/apartment style to stay in at our cost (to a certain price limit), but in the end the tenants stayed and we gave them a week off rent.

    It took 3 days to do but the tenants were fairly unreasonable (wanted a 5star hotel for 3 nights) so it was cheaper just to give them a week off rent.
    Oh gosh! Some people just try to milk things, don't they?
    I think that's a very reasonable and kind offer from your side to begin with


 

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