“Contractor to remodel for rental?”

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“My family has a Petworth rowhouse in desperate need of a total remodel to be able to continue to rent it out.

We’ve been looking for contractors but so far have only found companies more suited to end-users and not quality rentals (think long lasting but less fancy finishes).

Any suggestions?”

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  • So are you just asking for a cheap contractor? I’m confused. All the contractors I interviewed let me pick my own finishes – why would this be an issue for you? If they’re building material allowances into the bids, ask them to take them out.

    • I’m confused too.
      Also, if the house is already being rented and is in desperate need of renovations to bring it up to code so it will pass inspection, that’s a somewhat different scope of work than renovating for functional/aesthetic/etc. reasons.
      By “total remodel” do you mean gut remodel? Do the electrical and plumbing systems need to be modernized? Does the house need to have central air conditioning installed? Is there currently a working boiler system and radiators? How is the roof? Do the windows need to be replaced?