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Old 22-06-2015, 10:08   #16
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Re: Getting Screwed in NC

If you have a handyman in CA who you trust and who charges reasonably it would be probably cheaper to fly him in to NC, get him a car rental, pay him a straight weekly rate, say $25-$40/hr which would come out to $1,000-$1,600/wk and you still would come out ahead. Should not take more than 5 working days to do all of that listed work, probably even less time.
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Old 22-06-2015, 10:30   #17

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So many folks say "Oh, just rent it out, you'll make gobs of money as an absentee landlord, just get a management company they'll do everything, there's no risk".

This just goes to prove that ain't quite so. Sadly.

But the OP still doesn't get it. There's a management company and I'll BET there's a signed CONTRACT stating what the company shall and shall not do, and what the rates and fees will be, including how the labor charges will be made.

Not that management companies can't be liars and thieves like anyone else...But this forum is the wrong place to come for help.

If there's a contract, you'll need to enforce it. If they are within the contract terms, you'd need to go to court (unless arbitration was contracted) to try overturning it.

So either go to court, or fire them if you can and fly out to see what really is there, or pay up, take the loss, lock it up and sell the property.

There's no magic bullet for "I didn't know what I signed or who I signed it with." There's the courts, or paying up.

Then you move on and do the Baja.
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Old 22-06-2015, 10:32   #18
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Why is this on CF?
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Old 22-06-2015, 13:52   #19
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That's quite reasonable for NC....nuff said.
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Old 22-06-2015, 14:04   #20
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Dp Frz,

Because she's going to go cruising, and wanted to vent, maybe.
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Old 22-06-2015, 14:07   #21
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Re: Getting Screwed in NC

I spend half my time in High Point which is about one and a half hours from Charlotte and have two sons in Charlotte. I will go and take a look at it for you if you want, or do the work for you (and cheaper.) I've completely gutted and rebuilt an 1853 farmhouse in the past.

$30 for Round Up for a few weeds? That's enough to napalm two football fields.

It does sound like there is plenty of work to do in 36 hours.
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Old 22-06-2015, 19:51   #22
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Re: Getting Screwed in NC

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Why is this on CF?
CF covers a broad spectrum of topics. One popular topic is earning $$ while cruising. Seems like this thread fits into that category and offers some lessons on top of it. I'm somewhat surprised you couldn't make the connection.
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As a retired contractor, and just made the decision to not do handyman services at all, for just this type of questioning costs, $5000 doesn't sound like it is way out line for the amount of time required to do the work. The management also needs to make an income also, as they may be held responsible for the work being complete, and done properly. I had a 1 bedroom apartment trashed by tenants, and including lost rent it cost me about $4000. Not to sound harsh, but didn't you work for a living and to save money, have a boat and go sailing? I have gotten tired of people who have a fair paying job denying others a fair pay.
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