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Dh Making landlord's problems his own

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trufflehunterthebadger Tue 16-Aug-16 10:39:39

We rent our house. There have been a lot of low-level structural issues which DH insists on resolving himself because "we don't want to upset Ryan"

Now the back doors are so rotten that they are a security risk. Guess what, DH told LL he would "sort it out". The doors are an awkward size and he has now spent about 7 hours trying to find 2nd hand replacemnts on ebay but they are always too small.

We both work FT in stressful jobs, have foreign students and work a lot of overtime. I am getting really pissed off that DH is spending his AL faffing about trying to sort something out which is absolutely not our problem. There are plenty of other better things to be doing with the time- esp as LL pays an estate agency for full management services.

I have pointed out that the woman that rents our house does nothing on our behalf but DH just seems obsessed with doing as much as possible. To put you in the picture, the house was empty for a year before we moved in and ll had to evictt the previous tenants and spent a lot of money clearing up the mess she left so s very glad to have decent tenants.

trufflehunterthebadger Tue 16-Aug-16 10:41:22

I know ianbu but just needed to rant as DH told me to "get on with what you are doing and let me get on with what i am doing" when i asked him why he was making this our problem

NapQueen Tue 16-Aug-16 10:42:25

Is he using family money to pay for repairs which actually ought to be funded by the ll?

antimatter Tue 16-Aug-16 10:42:53

Maybe that makes him feel like a home owner?

SeaCabbage Tue 16-Aug-16 10:43:18

Why do you think your dh is going this?

Because it makes no sense to me.

SlimCheesy2 Tue 16-Aug-16 10:43:29

I'm a landlord. Your landlord needs to sort it. Particularly if they have a management company.

Not least because your DH could be leaving yourselves wide open to some sort of action by the LL against you if you 'fix' or 'replace' with something not as good. There is a clause in our tenancy agreement that the tenants leave things as they find it - which meant things like replacing the wall lights that they had removed because they did not like them. So you may find yourself spending good money sorting stuff out only having to spend money again at the end of the tenancy to get it back to how it was.

Good luck!!!!!!! I have a DIY-DH also and feel your pain!

LRDtheFeministDragon Tue 16-Aug-16 10:43:44

I think it's daft to do work on a rented house. And, if he doesn't do it well enough, he risks the LL coming back and claiming his property has been damaged - especially if the LL has not seen the state of it beforehand. Very bad idea.

trufflehunterthebadger Tue 16-Aug-16 10:55:42

Why ? Because he is natural born interferer and likes doing DIY

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