Appreciate all the feedback.
I was looking for a "rate" to use a guage for estimating the work.
Any agreement would be fixed pricing. Example -- laying kitchen
laminate flooring -- figuring about 20 hours x 30/hr = 600. I pay
materials. I'm pretty sure that is enough time compared to hiring
someone to do it. In fact, I could get estimates and then work with
the tenant. So if he comes back with an estimate of $1200, well,
then I'm not sure this is going to work out. If he says 750, then we
are in the ball park and I can start to list out specifics like remove
quarter round, repaint existing baseboard, lay floor, paint and
replace quarter round, etc.
I'd exect to have the work done, insepected, issues resolved, and then
credit towards rent. He's already done some odd jobs -- recaulk a
tub, install a toilet rebuild kit -- so I'd like to compensate as a
matter of good gesture. The water heater regulator went out -- he
installed the warranty part -- I think I paid $75. Caulk a tub, I'm
estimating 1 hour, install rebuild kit -- 1 hour. The toilet one is
kinda hard to sort out -- it might have been better for me to upgrade
the entire toilet.
The real issue is we are upside down on this already -- he's a month
behind on rent and now wanting to barter. I am looking to list the
property this spring, so if he can do a few minor upgrades, it
probably helps me out.
There is a leaky shower -- he believes to be the diverter valve, so
that might be a good 1st run. Requires opening up a closet wall to
get to the valve, replacing and then patching it all back up. Of
course situations like that always can run into new discoveries.