Garage Door

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My property manager called me on Friday and said the tenant can not close the garage door so I went over there and knocked on the door but no one answered and I noticed that the garage door was already down so I left and left a message with the property manager.  I looked at the lease and it mentions nothing about a garage door so am I responsible for fixing it since the unit is only a year old and I do not have a home warranty?

1. What's wrong with it? That's key to anything else you do. It's just like any other part of the property - if tenants don't actually break it, it goes under "routine upkeep."

2. Did the tenant run the car into it? Bend the tracks? Shoot the opener with a handgun? If so, they will (should!) be responsible for repairs.

3. Did the opener just give up & die? Chain or screw drive break? Do the tracks need lubrication or have they come loose from the supports? That's maintenance & it's up to you. Garage door openers aren't that expensive. A lot of routine fixes can be pretty easily done yourself.

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