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sponge 01-04-2007 05:25 PM

Is this a serious problem
 
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Hi everyone,
Im new to this board... Im looking for my first property and ran across a fixer. I dont know much but theres a couple of things that bother me about this place.

Can anyone tell me if these are serious problems?
The upstairs tenant's bathtub is above this tub and also the sagging roof is right below their toilet...
They just did a total renovation in case you're wondering.

Thank you!

Brickie 01-04-2007 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by sponge (Post 28901)
Hi everyone,
Im new to this board... Im looking for my first property and ran across a fixer. I dont know much but theres a couple of things that bother me about this place.

Can anyone tell me if these are serious problems?
The upstairs tenant's bathtub is above this tub and also the sagging roof is right below their toilet...
They just did a total renovation in case you're wondering.

Thank you!

Yes, you definitely have some problems here. Do you have any more photos?

sponge 01-04-2007 05:40 PM

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Ive got more...
Can anyone give me a rough estimate of renovation costs?
Thank you!!!

sponge 01-04-2007 05:48 PM

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Here's the last of em.
Thank you very much.

redline 01-04-2007 06:53 PM

Will you be doing the work yourself or hire it out?

sponge 01-04-2007 06:57 PM

Im going to hire a contractor.
I can do demolition and painting- thats about it.
Im also willing to learn and lend a hand if needed.

Bonus 01-04-2007 07:10 PM

If I were to do that (the bathrm) with all new fixtures, tub, lav, wc, new tile around tub, repair rot and water damage, it would start around 6K and go up fast for fancier stuff, or unforseen damage or new code reqs.

Oh, it would be more if you wanted to help. (Haha) (sort of)

redline 01-04-2007 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by sponge (Post 28901)
The upstairs tenant's bathtub is above this tub and also the sagging roof is right below their toilet...
They just did a total renovation in case you're wondering.

Thank you!

Is this a multi family house or condo or other?

sponge 01-04-2007 07:20 PM

This is a bottom unit on a 3 story 6 unit condo.
Thanks for the help everyone.

redline 01-04-2007 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sponge (Post 28901)
... also the sagging roof is right below their toilet...
They just did a total renovation in case you're wondering.

Thank you!

Are you responsible for repairing the sagging roof?

(or do you mean sagging ceiling instead of roof?)

sponge 01-04-2007 07:30 PM

I'm assuming I do... Im sorry- sagging ceiling.
Can it be as simple as cutting out the ceiling and replacing it?

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Originally Posted by redline (Post 28923)
Are you responsible for repairing the sagging roof?

(or do you mean sagging ceiling instead of roof?)


redline 01-04-2007 07:32 PM

Does it appear that the upper toilet is still leaking?

redline 01-04-2007 07:33 PM

The discolored wall near the stove is that wet or just dirty?

sponge 01-04-2007 07:38 PM

We looked at the unit above this one... Its totally renovated and any water should be contained.

I think they were just making ALOT of fried chicken or something good :laughing: near the stove.

redline 01-04-2007 07:43 PM

It appears that the costly item would be th bathroom. It looks like it needs to be updated anyway.

The upper tenant may or may not be responsible for the damage to the sagging ceiling as it was their leaking toilet that caused damage to the lower space. Depends on the agreement.

The kitchen could get by with replacing the upper cabinets to match the lower cabinets. As long as the lower cabiinets are still sound. You could replace the counter top/sink/ faucet if needed.

Not sure of the condition of the kitchen floor.? Photos do not show the floor to well.


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