Renting to Family

After six weeks of effort our new renters are in the house and we’ve received our first rent check ahead of time and in full. And we don’t have to cover electric and water bills. After we’d had the house painted our last renters moved out and we found new ones.

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Here are some of the things we, well mostly Suzy, did to prepare the house for the new renters.

  • New carpets in living room, hallway, and two of three bedrooms
  • New Kitchen counters installed
  • All locks changed and damaged sliding door latch replaced
  • Electric Panel box door fixed
  • Spot painting on front of house
  • Extraneous antennas moved off the roof
  • Garage door hole fixed
  • Weed and feed spread on yard
  • Two  6” to 11” metal posts with concrete dug  out of the yard
  • House entry closet doors hung
  • Front door weather stripping, kick plate, and action fixed
  • Wood removed from property
  • Dead tree roots dug out and removed from front yard
  • Dining room and kitchen floor replaced
  • Downstairs fireplace mantle hung
  • Garage decorative exterior lights hung

We finished these items in the last week rush to be done in time for the new renters:

  • New dishwasher installed
  • Kitchen sink hooked back up
  • Master bedroom closet doors hung
  • Dining room and kitchen floor trim replaced
  • 3 Door/drawer panels in kitchen replaced (if they come in time)
  • Downstairs fireplace tiling done
  • Top part of upstairs fireplace mantle finished with missing trim pieces added
  • Floors vacuumed
  • Trash and junk cleaned out of garage
  • Wall holes filled, wall plates installed
  • Guest bathtub re-caulked

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Rumor is the new tenants love the house which is so good to hear.


About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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