Tenant Paying for Repairs?
A few months ago we started renting a house and in the lease agreement it says that the tenant pays $50 for each repair performed. Now here's my situation:
We needed repairs on 3 things - exhaust fan, AC and stove
The exhaust fan and stove were fixed, however the guy filled gas in the AC but it leaked out the next day and it was discovered a new system was needed, so it's still not working.
When we got our part of the bill, it looks a bit fishy to me. According to the lease agreement we need to pay the first $50 of each repair but our bill was close to $200. Here's my questions:
i) If the AC still isn't fixed, does that count as a repair? (even though the service guy already billed the landlord for his time and labour, do we also have to be on the hook for that?)
ii) The bill lists 4 items: stove, AC, exhaust, labour (service call), so we got a bill for approx 4 x $50= $200 - from my understanding, labour should be included in the cost of each repair and shouldn't count as a separate repair - can it be counted as a separate item?
Looking forward to some help on this. Thanks!