DIY for Renters Don't Call the Landlord is a complete repair and maintenance guide for everyone who rents--not owns--their home. It's designed to help apartment and house renters perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and don't conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Also included are tips on taking down and removing upgrades when it's time to move out of the rental unit so you can get your security deposit back in full. Packed with step-by-step instructions, illustrations, and color photos, this book teaches basic repair skills that potential future homeowners will use for the rest of their lives. Author Charles Byers, an experienced vocational school educator, shows how to address all of the normal maintenance issues that every home encounters, from squeaky doors and floors, wet basements, and replacing light switches to installing ceiling fans, plumbing, heating, and electrical repairs. Byers guides the reader to complete each project as inexpensively and perfectly as possible, using readily available materials from the local home center.