You think your landlord is a pain? We bet you’re right about that but before you think you’re alone here, check out these crazy posts about some of the worst landlords ever. This is not meant to take away from what you’re experiencing but hopefully, you’ll feel better knowing there are even worse situations out there. And if you happen to have a lovely landlord, then you can just sit back, and enjoy the humor!
Sometimes in face-to-face conversations, we can get away with not answering certain topics by simply saying we have selective hearing. Though, when it’s all in a text exchange, it’s far too obvious that we’re trying to avoid something.
Such seems to be the case here for this self-serving landlord who was only interested in getting paid. The fact that the tenant was also asking for help with a leaking ceiling was of no concern to him. How rude?!
Surely not? This can’t be? Who on G-d’s green earth would look over a live cockroach? Just the mere sight of one gives us the chills but as it turns out, some people are totally unfazed by these insects. So much so that they’re happy to include them in their workâ¦
Something about this whole situation rubs us the wrong way and it’s not just because of the cockroach. Perhaps the landlord was trying to send a message? Let’s take a poll â who agrees?
After a long day at work, there’s nothing better than coming home to your familiar humble abode. This is the time of the day when you can relax your mind, play your games, exercise, or do whatever else brings you solace. So, if this vital period is interrupted, you can expect to be left pretty angered.
Consequently, we are completely on the side of this tenant who now has to locate their broom and start sweeping because of all the dust the landlord left without even mentioning it.
It’s universally known that bedrooms are for sleeping in, living rooms are for relaxation purposes, and kitchens are for cooking. But, according to this nut of a landlord, no cooking is allowed in their place. No, instead the kitchen can just be used as a “dining area” and to heat up foodâ¦
Wow, we’re getting heated on the tenant’s behalf. Never mind the steam coming from the kitchen, we’ll supply the fumes if anyone tells us we can’t cook in our own home. No, sir!
Try to imagine a world where spice and flavor aren’t a thing. Oh gosh, what a bland and boring place! Well, such would be the case if you happened to live in this landlord’s apartment because they have the audacity to ban all “spices and oils.”
How is that legal? We would not accept such a ludicrous demand! In fact, if we were in the tenant’s shoes, we’d send over a little symbolic olive branch to the landlord. If you think like us, you know exactly what we’d put in that giftâ¦
Nowadays, it truly feels like everything requires a fight. What happened to the days where asking your neighbor for eggs was the status quo? Today, if you ask someone for anything, it’s usually met with disdain.
For example, getting your landlord to fix a broken appliance or surface shouldn’t take much effort but this Twitter user had to radicalize his in order to see change. What does that say about our current age? Perhaps we should all hop in a time machine back to a younger century.
We had to read this text exchange several times because the tone of the conversation really had us scratching our heads. It appears that Mr. Cool a.k.a Bruce a.k.a “Brucie Baby” is the landlord who is violating a property law because of his inability to fix the hot water.
While Mr. Let Me Take a Selfie is the tenant who is suffering as a result. Yet at the same time, he seems very into his landlord despite the fact that Bruce is acting unhelpful. Perhaps Selfie Boy should ice himâ¦ Get it?
Everything about this next landlord gives us the creeps. For one, the baby icon picture that’s been allocated to his name is weird. Secondly, we’re not sure about Steves in general. Think about how many of them you genuinely like? And lastly, who in their right mind steals food from their tenants?
Sneaky moves like that are reserved for friends and family privileges only. If we were the tenant here, not only would we bill him for a new pack of cookies, we’d seriously be looking into new places.
Who would have thought that you’d have to pay to use an elevator? On rare occasions, we’ve seen signs requiring us to pay for public bathrooms in foreign countries and even that’s pushing it.
We feel that we have to draw the line in the sand on what is and isn’t acceptable, and we’ve decided to draw it right here over this landlord’s request. Quite frankly, he can take his scan card and stick it where we think this costly elevator idea belongs â in the trash.
We feel as if this next renter is stuck in the dark ages with their landlord. Who in their right mind uses the logic that, because something worked fine years ago, that means it can’t break or need maintenance in time?
The outlandish responses that some of these landlords come up with still shock us. We know that over time, we’ll become more desensitized by their stupidity but for now, we still quiver and shake with each new finding.
It’s an unwritten law not to disturb people when they’re on vacation. We all know that if someone is out of office, it’s best not to disturb them. Of course, emergencies are the exception, or if the person happens to work in the travel industry.
However, we’re actually going to go against the tenant here (first time ever) because, in our opinion, rent money is a necessity that cannot be overlooked. Who’s with us on this one?
We’ve heard of some evil landlords. After all, finding these types is precisely the point of this whole rant. But, even nasty people should respect basic human rights, correct? Well, as it turns out, we are sorely mistaken. Say hello to Mr. Fan Banner.
The last landlord we had a real issue with tried to ban spices in the kitchen but this dude is taking unfairness to another level. If there is a heatwave going on, you bet your bottom dollar we’ll be using fans and air conditioners!
Some of the incidents we have dealt with so far are tilting off the edge of being illegal. However, this next one fully goes over that line and seamlessly lands in the ditch of taking legal action. If we found out that our landlord was spying on us, there’d be hell to pay!
As part of our response, we’d hire a well-dressed pitbull of a lawyer to handle the legalities and sue our renter with everything we’ve got.
This landlord had the audacity to bring up not one but two taboo subject matters â potty talk and complaining about other people’s pets. Pet lovers, brace yourself for this email.
Now, in the landlord’s defense, no animal remains should be left behind and that is wrong to have happened. However, threatening to evict tenants based on such a small mishap is overly dramatic and without warrant, in our opinion.
We’re just going to have to assume that this next renter is engaged in some sketchy business because why else would he not want a lawyer moving in? And since when is it okay to reject people based on their job titles? We’re starting to get heated again.
Someone please throw some legal facts at us that make this whole thing better! We’ll patiently be waiting until that point because we don’t have the warm feelies about this one.
Unfortunately, this next poster has to deal with a very cheap landlord. We say this because it shouldn’t be such an ordeal to fill up a pool of water for kids to enjoy. Now, from an environmental perspective, we are aware of the other side of this argument.
Yet, we’re pretty sure that the landlord shouldn’t have the authority over how much water a tenant can use? It seems overly controlling and perhaps even illegal. Lawyers, please weigh in here! Many thanks.
Consider this next post more of an inquiry to find lawyers or people in the legal profession who can help assist us on this sewage leak question. In our opinion, the landlord should be taking action but we feel a second (and more professional) opinion could seal the deal.
Also, we feel that the fact that this problem is recurring might be helpful in the tenant’s argument. However, we can’t be certain until we speak to more knowledgeable people.
Being a single mom is hard enough on its own. So, the fact that this foul being wouldn’t rent to this woman really blows our minds and gets us back on our aggressive rant. Why in the world would someone feel uncomfortable doing business with a single mother?
Don’t even bother trying to answer us on that question because it was rhetorical. There’s no fair response. You can perhaps judge others on their credit or criminal history but most definitely not on this.
US law enforcement commonly use the name “John Doe” or “Jane Doe” when dealing with an unidentified corpse. So, even though this NYC landlord is very much alive, we thought to give him the same name.
After all, it’s pretty sinister that he wouldn’t give his tenant his real name. So Mr. Doe, what do you have to hide? Also, if you were trying to conceal yourself, bad job! Now, we’re very intrigued and only want to know more.
Never mind getting the charges dropped â we’d say this tenant deserves to drop the mic after having the cannolis to face his landlord head-on. It’s pretty intimating to deal with the legalities of an apartment, especially if you’re a newbie to real estate.
So, we want to commend this brave citizen for handling this matter with such conviction. Plus, using the lawyer card was a risky move that paid off nicely. Bravo to you, sir!
There’s just about no worse feeling than getting blamed for something that so clearly was not your fault. In these situations, you’re generally dealing with unsavory characters and while it is intimidating, you need to remain strong with your defense.
Unfortunately, though, there are scenarios where you can be totally in the right and still lose the battle. Such was clearly the case for our buddy here @Kazel_93. Well, we just hope she kept her head high while being evicted.
You know those typical thriller movies where the villain gets his victims to meet him at a suspicious location out of sight? Yes, you know exactly what we’re referring to. More often than not it’s in the woods and there’s no cell reception.
Well, at first sight, we were convinced something sinister was going to occur here but luckily nothing bad happened. However, who arranges a meeting at a random person’s front porch? Someone with something to hide, that’s who!
If you are moving into a new rental, we have some sound advice for you â take photos of everything! That way you can be at the ready with photographic evidence when your landlords come requesting additional charges.
It’s obviously not great to feel that you have to prepare yourself for an argument before it has even happened but we’ve seen one too many incidents now to remain hopeful that renters won’t come for you. Generally speaking, they can and they will.
The relationship between a tenant and their landlord should be kept respectful and professional. There should be no over-friendly emojis or bragging comments. Save that banter for your friends, right?
Though, as it turns out, not everyone agrees with keeping those boundaries. Zelle the landlord thinks it’s cool to inform his tenant that he already spent this month’s rent. Wow, sir, what a cool cat you are. Not! Keep that to yourself.
To the 28-year-old son who still gets pocket money in the form of his dad’s rental income, please grow up. We don’t mean to be brash but it just seems a little childish â unless, of course, he manages the property and is worthy of compensation.
However, judging from the information we’ve received, it’s pretty fair to say that the latter is not the case and that this dude is probably a couch potato. If anyone knows more about this case, feel free to correct us.
There’s such a thing as over-communicating. You know when people tell you unnecessary information that just leaves you scratching your head? Well, in our opinion, this Labor Day message fits this mold. Sorry, Mr. Landlord, but who cares?
We understand the need to keep your tenants in the loop and if you’re going on a vacation â that probably qualifies for an update. But if it’s just for a day, then you’re better off saying less. What do you guys think?
It’s such a nuisance to be walking around your home in your crisp white socks only to realize that the soles of them are totally blackened. This is especially frustrating if you were under the impression that your floors were clean.
So, to this poor poster who very obviously caught their landlord in a lie, we suggest that he sends this very picture to the liar himself. Nowadays, there are few more powerful tools than photographic evidence.
Don’t believe us? Just take a peek at this over-tiled kitchenâ¦ We’re actually getting a headache from the amount of colors in these tiles. Just a small design tip to the landlord in charge â less is more!
The only thing worse than bad interior design is no design at all. Such seems to be the case for this poor tenant whose renter decided that finding new tiles was too much of a hassle. Instead, he simply put a bandaid on the wall in the form of a garbage bag.
We know that trends are constantly evolving but we’ve still got centuries to go before garbage bag design is in. If we were in this tenant’s shoes, we would not accept this as a solution. Sorry, not sorry!
We’ve already mentioned that we feel the relationship between a landlord and tenant should be formal but now we feel the need to emphasize this due to folks like this dude right here. We’re going to refer to this landlord as the chip thief.
Now, before you accuse us of being overly dramatic, let us explain why we feel he is a thief. If someone takes something that does not belong to them and without permission, that constitutes as theft. End of story. Period. We’re started to fume againâ¦
People are generally cheap when it comes to maintaining and replacing their laundry appliances. There’s this notion that if you buy a good product, you never have to worry again. Sorry to burst your bubble, folks, but that’s not actually how it works.
Over time, things start to diminish. And if you’re a landlord, then it’s practically your job to stay on top of your machinery so that your tenants don’t run into any problems. Well, let’s rephrase â at least if you’re a good landlord.
A common thread found amongst this article of rants is that we really can’t assume that people understand or have common sense. They actually don’t. Now, we know that it’s not good or accurate to generalize but we feel the need to.
Why? Well, because of landlords like the one here â who doesn’t allow someone to install an air conditioner during a hot summer because they don’t like the look of it? We’ll tell you whoâ¦ people with pea-sized brains. And again, sorry not sorry!
Waking up after a realistic nightmare is never easy. You often feel shaky and take a while to unwind from the stress of it all. What if that horrid memory was no dream but an actual event in your life, though?
Well, you’d probably need copious amounts of yoga, ice cream, and therapy. And that’s exactly what we’d recommend for this tenant who works a night shift and wakes up to the sight of random people. Creepy much?
We were finally starting to calm down from these crazy posts and enjoy a nice hot cup of matcha (for those of you who aren’t familiar with this healthy drink alternative â it’s the bomb.com) when we stumbled across this billboard.
The fact that there are people in positions of power who use something like a global pandemic to their advantage to seduce others makes us sick. We should be trying to help each other as opposed to preying on the weak. How disgusting?!
During these unprecedented times, people all over the world are being let go from their jobs. With this, comes the stress of those unemployed as to how they are going to pay their rent. This is a serious and, unfortunately, common issue.
The fact that this landlord left a one-time postage-paid envelope is more a slap in the face than a holiday offering. We’d be so angered by this pretend aid that we’d purposefully not pay rent on time. Don’t copy us, though!
Why can’t we all just be pet-friendly? After all, most of the time pets are better than humans. Why, you might be asking? Well, for the starters, they don’t talk back. They’re also great at cuddling. Oh, and their soft fur coat is a blessing.
So, for all those landlords out there who don’t understand the beauty of animals â we genuinely feel for you. You’re missing out on experiencing man’s best friend!
Paying rent usually covers the majority of our monthly income, therefore, when it comes to household matters, it’s really no joke. For that reason, we can totally understand why @serenxm here was so annoyed at their landlord’s foolish reply.
So, we feel we’d like to say a little something to Simon on behalf of all hardworking and reliable tenants â do better next time! Wow, we feel so much better after getting that out.
We wouldn’t even be okay with our family and friends turning up unannounced â it’s intrusive behavior that we just don’t condone. But if our renter had the audacity to think he could do this, we would be contacting lawyers.
No way are we allowing this kind of privacy invasion to go onâ¦ especially if we are paying our hard-earned money. Who’s with us? We need some backup here!
Extreme weather conditions always have to be taken into account. For example, if it’s very hot outside, we’ll need to keep fans and air conditioners on at very cold temperatures. And if it’s snowing, well, it’s just a given that we’ll be spending the majority of our time at home.
So the fact that this landlord expected their tenants to cut the grass during a snowy season is just beyond us. We don’t even have argumentative words at this point. You already know how we feel!
Christmas is supposed to be the most joyous time of the year, right? Well, if only all the landlords out there would respect that because too often now, we’ve seen them do less than neighborly acts over the holidays.
This next story is one of the worst we’ve heard of. Imagine having a near-death incident because of your landlord and then not getting any sympathy or compensation for it. We’re sending virtual hugs to this poor victim of landlord neglect.
Okay, now we’ve officially heard it all! Can you imagine someone telling you to stop breathing? Surely, this next post is a joke? We’re trying to contain ourselves from going nuts because that won’t solve anything but these crappy landlords are pushing it.
A normal person would take care of the mould situation going on but since some of these people are so clearly not normal, this is the kind of stuff they come up with.
Finding a dead rat is one of the worst issues a tenant can run into. So, if such a gross inconvenience happened to you, you’d surely expect your landlord to be sympathetic and help take care of the issue, right?
Actually not! We’ve recently come to learn that you can’t have any humane expectations when it comes to these people. They could very well tell you it’s your problem and to bugger off. Don’t say we didn’t warn ya!
When you tell your landlord that your hot water isn’t working, their obvious response should be proactive. Something like “I’ll be right over to fix this” would suffice. Or even, “Let me call the building maintenance.” But, this reply is just plain stupid.
Why do you need to question the complaint or request photos? It’s a straightforward problem that doesn’t demand a whole lot of investigating. Just fix it and let your tenant enjoy a hot shower in peace!
While building fires may not seem like such a common occurrence, accidents can always happen. This is why it’s very important to be armed and at the ready if in the event of an emergency. In our opinion, not having a fire extinguisher is actually dangerous.
And of all people, landlords should be the most responsible about safety precautions. However, emphasis on âshould,’ as we know by now not to be overly surprised by their lack of awareness. We’ll leave it at that!
Dear Mr. Landlord, you’re officially the worst of the worst and we’ll happily tell you why. If your tenant is complaining about a rat infestation, your knee-jerk reaction should be to help. But no, instead you chose to scold them for having âpets.’
And then, as if that wasn’t a crazy enough response, you then take this moment to inform them that their rent is due. We’re shaking our heads intensely as we type this. You’re a real thorn in our side!