Belgian Pie wrote:Many landlords just want the profit not the trouble ...
I will do the work myself. I have experience in working with composites (has to do with high power rocketry back in the US) so this isn't much for me to do.
I see it as an opportunity to fix the place I am at and save a bit of rent in the process. I obviously ask for more rent discount than the cost of the materials I will use, as I still need something for the work. I already installed a wired in doorbell (I don't want to use those wireless ones because the battery always run out right when someone is at the door wondering why the doorbell doesn't work), fixed much of the messy outdoor wiring, and fixed a leaky faucet.
The landlord wouldn't fix the problem otherwise as they still have to pay rent for the land the house is built on (they own the house, but the land is owned by the government), so the government can come and demolish the house if they feel the need to, hence they don't really want to put too much money into the property.
I don't feel like calling contractors because they are still expensive (would cost the landlord more than 1000 for sure to get someone to fix the bathtub) and I don't really trust their quality... they have a knack for making things look good on the surface but under the surface its a mess.