All the answers so far are very reasonable & fair to me. Of course it depends on how much you do. The problem though is the owner, if they don't want to pay you anything they won't. If your low income & how hard it is to find or keep employment free rent is a lot to worry about losing. It helps to know a little bit about what the job your doing is worth. On site apt mgr is a lot of work, especially if you care about where you live. Be careful not to let the owner take advantage & use you, treat you like a slave. A on site apt mgr is suppose to make minimum wage hourly no matter how you work out the free apt. Complexes 16 units have to have a on site so the owner has to give up a unit & they can only exchange 2/3 of your work for rent. If you are just babysitting the complex for lowered rent or free you don't have to do anything else, don't let the owner tell you different. Look up the Labor Board codes & regulations you will be surprised, I bet the owner hasn't.
Mar 18, 2013