Has anyone ever had to make their own repairs on a rental house?
I live deep in the heart of Middle of Nowhere, USA. There aren't a lot of rentals to be had in these parts, and so when one pops up you must be quick and decisive.
The other day I found a house that is just big enough for my daughter and I and is also less expensive to rent than I'd budgeted for. Problem is, it's ugly as sin. The biggest offenders are the kitchen floors and counters. I went out and priced some things, and learned that if my prospective landlord won't jazz the place up a bit for me, I'd be able to DIY some ceramic tile floors and laminate counter tops for a few hundred bucks (with his permission, of course.) I could possibly ask the landlord to adjust my rent accordingly for a few months, but with as little as I'd be paying in the first place, I'm not sure he'd bite.
Anyone else ever made improvements to a rental house just because they wanted it to be prettier?