Posted by Maria on January 30, 2001 at 21:50:15:
In Reply to: how much to replace a floor posted by Jason on January 27, 2001 at 12:12:04:
: In justifying a rent increase for our apartment, our landlord quoted expenses of over $27000 in apartment renovations, including $18200 for removing and replacing the oak floor and plywood subfloor.
: Now I'm not a construction expert, but it seems that there must have been a mistake here. The total area of our floor (in three rooms) is 450 square feet.
: Would a landlord really pay $40 a square foot for floor work ?
The real question is: did he actually replace that floor? Ask your neighbors if they saw the removal process. Take a really good look at the floor, or have a flooring company do it. Yellow pages or home inprovement pages of any free neighborhood paper. There is a big difference between the oak in old (mine is 103 years old) floors and the type of 'oak' they can buy today. Doesn't take an expert to see it, but you'll probably need an expert to win the DHCR complaint or court case......
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