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vuachère 21.01.2014 21:52

Nameplates- who pays?
 
I searched through the forums and found no consensus. Hence this question:

Who (landlord/tenant) should foot the expense for the nameplate on the mailbox & entry phone in an instance where this charge is not mentioned in the lease? :confused:

Answers, experiences, all welcomed!

lost_inbroad 21.01.2014 21:52

Re: Nameplates- who pays?
 
Tenant pays

Belgianmum 21.01.2014 21:54

Re: Nameplates- who pays?
 
Our landlord paid for ours but I don't think that this is the norm. I believe the tenant normally has to pay.

TiMow 21.01.2014 21:59

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Whatever happened to Dymo guns?

Island Monkey 21.01.2014 22:01

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We just stuck a hand written piece of paper in ours!

Belgianmum 21.01.2014 22:02

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Originally Posted by TiMow (Post 2068562)
Whatever happened to Dymo guns?

They still exist. They're just a bit posher these days.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-Omega-E...&keywords=dymo

hannah'sauntie 21.01.2014 22:03

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We had to pay for ours too.

TiMow 21.01.2014 22:06

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Originally Posted by Belgianmum (Post 2068565)
They still exist. They're just a bit posher these days.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dymo-Omega-E...&keywords=dymo

That's not posh; ........ this is posh:

vuachère 21.01.2014 22:54

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Thanks all- Tenant: Landlord seems to be 2:1 so far. My dilemma is that the landlord has offered to pay, but I really wouldn't want him to if the norm is that the tenant should...

Sbrinz 21.01.2014 22:58

Re: Nameplates- who pays?
 
A set of 3 might cost Fr 50 to Fr 70 IIRC. If you pay, you can take them with you, they might fit the next apartment.

fatmanfilms 21.01.2014 22:59

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Sbrinz (Post 2068624)
A set of 3 might cost Fr 50 to Fr 70 IIRC. If you pay, you can take them with you, they might fit the next apartment.

Even if you don't pay, the landlord won't care if you take them with you as he can't use them :D

Belgianmum 21.01.2014 23:02

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If the landlord has offered to pay then he is clearly happy to do so and I don't really see your problem. I would take him up on the offer.

DantesDame 21.01.2014 23:31

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Tilting the "tenant pays" side of things with this post.

adrianlondon 21.01.2014 23:45

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Quote:

Originally Posted by vuachère (Post 2068621)
Thanks all- Tenant: Landlord seems to be 2:1 so far. My dilemma is that the landlord has offered to pay, but I really wouldn't want him to if the norm is that the tenant should...

Yeah, because if he prints out your name three times HE OWNS YOUR SOUL!!!!!!

i.e. what? Let them pay. Are you mad?

bearbadger 22.01.2014 08:04

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Our landlord paid, and paid to have them redone a second time even (we hadn't thought to tell him the first time to add my son's last name as it is different.) We stuck a paper on it when we moved in and again when we realized he wasn't getting mail. The landlord never said a peep - both times the note was simply replaced within a few weeks.

Since your landlord is offering to pay, I don't see any reason to do it yourself. My experience here is that if someone offers something, they mean it.

Busby 22.01.2014 08:21

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Island Monkey (Post 2068564)
We just stuck a hand written piece of paper in ours!



Oh, it's you, living in the dump round the corner...

swisspea 22.01.2014 08:22

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Don't fuss, the landlord probably does it himself because he uses the same company each time so that they are all consistent..

And yes, you can take them with you when you move...

vuachère 22.01.2014 10:34

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First-time landlord.
And also, thanks for the insight, bearbadger! Thanks everyone!

Guest 22.01.2014 10:41

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Quote:

Originally Posted by lost_inbroad (Post 2068554)
Tenant pays

I had to pay for mine in Basel, while renting from a company but in our current house our landlord paid (private rent)

adrianlondon 22.01.2014 10:54

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For consistency across the other apartments, my landlord arranged all the name plates for me and paid.

Then cross-charged me via a pink slip just when I thought I'd got them for free.


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