Quick question concerning a tri-plex to ease my mind. I currently own a tri plex that has two units rented out and I live in one. I am renovating my unit. My question is, is it appropriate to do a almost full renovation while other units are occupied? I don't intruded in the other units to get work done but one tenant is complaining about it. From my understanding you can renovate units and not have to evict the whole building to do so. I am just looking for the right/best answer. Thanks BP.
You own it. Do your best to be cordial as possible and get it done. Are you going to unit swap thru and renovate them all ? If so you could do theirs last, LOL
Exactly what @Dean H. said. If there is lots of banging that is ongoing, I would try to limit that to during the day and also work to get it done fairly quickly to minimize inconveniences to all, but renovations and remodeling continues and tenants should expect it periodically.
If renovating theirs, I would do it at lease end to warrant rent increases and I certainly would not evict the whole building to renovate, that's kinda silly and unnecessary.
I'd do two things- check the times in your city for noise ordinances and make sure you are in compliance. Secondly, I'd talk with the tenant about what they feel is reasonable and find a compromise. As long as you screened properly, you should have a level headed tenant who will work with you and vice versa. They may have a very legitimate reason for asking you to keep it a bit quieter. If I were paying you rent and you were waking up my kids during naps, I'd be pretty unhappy too.