Don’t lose out on charges for cleaning or repairs after resident moves out simply because YOU did the work. One landlord shares in the following words how she gets paid when she does the labor.
“When a resident moves, we hire out for clean up: the windows, carpets and paint. But some of the work we do ourselves–usually because it is difficult or we can’t find anyone to do it in a reasonable time frame. We have a small business that handles it. We invoice ourselves/the rental for it, include it as income on schedule C, provide a receipt, and deduct from the security deposit only those items that are due to resident damage.”
Sent in by Steve Elliott