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Old 08-12-2012, 07:23 PM   #1
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Have a friend who moved out of a rental after 6 years. He at some point has satellite service installed and they installed the dish on the roof. The landlord is now withholding his security deposit until his roofer goes and repairs the damage. My concern is the guy is trying to get out of returning as much of the deposit as possible.
I realize laws vary by state but I would imagine he has the right to have it fixed himself. He asked but the landlord said he needs his roofer for warranty issues. Would it be acceptable to repair the 3 small holes with some gutter/flashing sealant or something similar? Most roofers I know charge a $250 minimum and I don't want him to have to pay this for a "roofer" to come out and spend 15 minutes caulking 3 little holes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:26 PM   #2
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How is this covered in the lease agreement?

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What type of roof??
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Proper fix is to replace the shingles that have the holes in them.
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My lease says no dish at all without talking to me first. I then tell them it must be installed on a pole, not the roof, the cable may not be attached to the stucco exterior.

The lease clearly spells out, as every lease does, NO MODIFICATIONS to the residence. Why people would think it's OK to install 1/4" lag bolts into the roof is beyond me.

I remove the shingles, replace them, then charge $200. If they put holes in the stucco with their nails, it's another $10 per tiny hole. If they drill holes to run the cable through into the house, it's $100/hole.

Don't like the charges? Then just honor your damn signature on the lease.

It was the tenant who violated the lease. It was the tenant who turned his word into a lie. That LL has every right to charge the tenant.

Most tenants have enough brain cells to ask first.

Dish installs on roofs because they want the free marketing. They will install in an obvious place in the front so more people see it, even when it means running more cable into more difficult locations. They will run new cable, attached to the exterior because they get paid per additional jack. They will install new jacks adjacent to existing ones that are properly wired and easily attached because they get more $. Dish installers SUCK, Dish TV SUCKS. They intentionally damage houses for the few extra bucks they can suck out of the customer.

Your friend is an idiot of the first order. He should pay. Your friend paid people to damage a home that he didn't own.

NO, he has no right to get on the roof and fix it himself.
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Proper fix is to replace the shingles that have the holes in them.
I agree. Replace the shingles. As long as the person doing the replacement is a legit business I would think all would be good. One question though. Why not just leave the dish? As long as it's there there is no damage. If the landlord removed the dish then I would say it's his issue to fix. We can all speculate but what it really comes down to is, What does the lease say?
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Roofing pitch is ok but if I was doing it I would remove the old shingle useing a pry bar carefully by prying out the nails in the damaged shingle as well as the one above it bec they both go into the shingle. Then tuck in the new shingles and nail it down as well as the old one. Very important though use roofing cement on all shingles that were pried up bec tar strip will not glue itself back down. All this is why you have a high min charge
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Doing it your self will cost around 40 to 50 on materials depending where he lives
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Hey Thom, how about chilling out a little and trying to not be a total ass.
I am NOT saying he will fix it himself, he is not a roofer and neither am I. If replacing the shingle(s) is the proper fix than so be it, it will be done that way and I will suggest that. I have a roofer but I can't talk to him for a few days so I was trying to get some insight. After 6 years of dealing with the guy he has learned that the guy isn't the greatest to deal with and will do whatever he can to get away with as much as he can. $200 is reasonable to make the repair, if thats what it will be then fine. He has tried for 2 weeks since he moved out to meet with the owner and do a walk through to address any concerns but he hasn't responded to any calls until today. My friend is not unreasonable, he has made many improvements to the property in his stay there without compensation and doesn't mind paying for the fix but is concerned about being taken advantage of.
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I know it may be spelled out in the lease but I was curios if he had a right to HAVE IT FIXED PROPERLY (happy Thom?) by a contractor (my roofer who I trust and won't charge me much to do it) such as a contractor may have in certain situations where the homeowner isnt happy with something instead of back charging the contractor and hiring someone.
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I know it may be spelled out in the lease but I was curios if he had a right to HAVE IT FIXED PROPERLY (happy Thom?) by a contractor (my roofer who I trust and won't charge me much to do it) such as a contractor may have in certain situations where the homeowner isnt happy with something instead of back charging the contractor and hiring someone.
I've worked in rentals for the last 4 years. I don't know if he has any rights to fix it on his own or not. I would suggest that the tenant (your friend) get 2 or 3 estimates from qualified roofing companies and meet with the landlord to discuss a reasonable amount. I do know landlords don't like to go to court. If they do go to court it costs time and money. So if the tenant can show that a qualified roofer can make the repair and he will pay for it I would bet the landlord would go for it. I would have your roofer friend put in his normal bid and then after an agreement has been made pay him whatever he would do it for. The landlord doesn't need to know the discounted rate. Just assure the landlord that it is a qualified roofer with all the proper licenses and insurance. If the landlord still won't go for the fair and reasonable offer then it's either go to court or lose whatever the damage deposit is.
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Unfortunately your friend is probably SOL. If I owned the house and needed the roof repaired, I would want some I trusted to do it. Nothing against your friend, etc. It's my house. I'd rather just handle it myself.
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I asked him to check his lease and see what it says. Hopefully the guy is legit and wont come at him with an unreasonable bill. I am a homeowner and can certainly understand if he wants his own guy, just want to look at for my friend.
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As the landlord i would definitely want my own guy doing the repairs...if his estimate is over 300 fight it if its not just pay it and be done...
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I thought legally when something is bolted to the structure it has to stay...?
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who wants a ex tenant on his roof? no lic, no ins, no roofing exp.
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I hate to say it but if you let a monkey put the dish on the roof of a rental your going to pay for it, if its one of my roofs its going to be expensive just for general principal of stupidity. For $50 a pole can be set

Its not just the roof but usually facia and soffit that gets holes as well as walls
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who wants a ex tenant on his roof? no lic, no ins, no roofing exp.
How about taking a minute and re-reading my previous posts.

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