Painting condo - how much to expect

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Painting condo - how much to expect

Post by PiHov » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 5:02 am

My first post -hooray :)

I understand from other posts that it is pretty common to paint the rented condo when leaving. But how much should I expect it to cost? It is a 4 bdrm place and about 1600 sq/f.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Thanks :)
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Post by JR8 » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 5:40 am

I've never heard of tenants painting a property when they leave.

And

As a landlord I definitely would NOT want a tenant to get a flat repainted.

You'd (as a tenant) end up spending $5k to mitigate $250 of unreasonable wear, that I could have had done at cost. Then you'd incur an additional $2k of costs to put the mess you 'randomly specified' right.... but it still wouldn't be right.

Don't do it; it's lose:Lose .

Just my 2c as an experienced landlord.


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Post by offshoreoildude » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 7:59 am

Very uncommon to paint it at the tenants cost. The last two places I rented were repainted by the LL at his cost.
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Post by Mi Amigo » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 4:30 pm

Depends on the rental contract. In one of the places we rented (where the landlord was NTUC Income), there was a clause that obliged the tenant to repaint at the end of the tenancy. We priced that into the equation when deciding whether or not to rent the place. Sorry but I can't remember how much it cost to get the repainting done as this was several years ago.

None of the other places we've rented have had that clause in the contract, so it would seem to be a relatively rare stipulation. In fact if we'd known that this was not so commonplace as everyone was telling us at the time, we'd have probably tried to negotiate it out of the agreement.
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Re: Painting condo - how much to expect

Post by taxico » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 9:18 pm

PiHov wrote:...I understand from other posts that it is pretty common to paint the rented condo when leaving. But how much should I expect it to cost?
expect to pay more than what they charge locals. my wife was quoted 750 for 3 small rooms (<350 sq feet in total), including paint.

you could see if there're workers nearby you can rope in on a sunday "part time" basis to paint the place for you.

that's the route my wife took. i think she paid $150 + drinks + however much the paint costs (the cheap stuff'll do).

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:04 pm

A five room HDB flat can be repainted for $1500~1800. These are in the neighbourhood of 1300 square feet. Larger units would be commensurate I would suppose.
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