Trading rent for mowing?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Andover Landscape Co., Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Messages: 573

    I was recently offered a apartment in trade for mowing the property. The rent is normally about 750 per month. Has or does anyone else do this. What would be some pros and cons?
     
  2. SDelPrete

    SDelPrete LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    how big of an apartment complex is it?
     
  3. Andover Landscape Co.

    Andover Landscape Co. LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Lexington,KY
    Messages: 573

    Well lets just say that the two are of equal retail value. At least I would adjust my services to make it equal.
     
  4. MOturkey

    MOturkey LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,781

    Sounds like a good deal. Just get it all in writing. How often to service the property, etc. Also, is the mowing covering the whole year, or just during the season?
     
  5. Dogbonz

    Dogbonz LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 389

    I only do things for my wife in trade! ;)
     
  6. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    if you can make it works, it sounds good.
     
  7. fatboynormmie

    fatboynormmie LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,282

    I barter service work with my son's daycare provider and it work's out well for me.I also ended up with extra work from her other family members.Like someone else stated get it in writing.
     
  8. jbalm

    jbalm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Whenever you trade..make SURE its fair (if they are charging full price then you charge full price)...it is in writing (especially dealing with housing!!)...and don't forget to report it as income (it can/will bite you)
     
  9. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,579

    dude please tell me how you landed that, id love to pay rent for mowing the lawn
     
  10. Clark Griswold

    Clark Griswold LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 554

    Where you going to park your vehicle with all the lawn equipment?

    Hope you have an enclosed!
     

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