Renting can be tough. Not only can it cost more than owning, tenants can find themselves in the most awkward situations with their landlords. Technically, it is their property, and the random drop-bys and crazy rules can be expected up to a certain point.
However, for these twelve people, their landlords took crazy to a whole new level. From invading privacy to making up rules as they go and using duct tape to fix absolutely anything, nothing is off limits and no one is safe – just take a look at number 5.
Hopefully, they were able to get their security deposits back!
12. I Swear It Isn’t Mine!
“I was showing my house to my mom and stepdad the first day that I moved in. I opened up the hall closet and my landlord had left his bong on the top shelf. Later that night…He poured out the bong water in my new front yard and drove off drunk.”
11. You Don’t Have Mail
It is the landlord’s job to make sure all of the technicalities are in place, keys are distributed, certain utilities are set up, provided appliances are in working order, etc. If these things aren’t done, well, there may not be much you can do about it.
“I moved into this townhouse about six weeks ago. The landlord gave us the wrong key to the mailbox (which is one of those cluster boxes for the whole complex). Since the landlord owns the box, the Post Office can’t do anything about it. I told him weeks ago that the key won’t work and he said he’d give us a new one. 6 weeks later when I asked him when I would get the key he said it wasn’t his problem and I still can’t get to my mail.”
10. That’s One Way To Fix It
When a stray bullet found its way into this tenant’s apartment, the landlord figured less was more when it came to repairing the wall and simply placed a Band-Aid over the damage.
Probably not the best way to fix that.
9. Free Laundry Service
“I am renting a single-family single-story house with a basement…The landlord owns two other houses. One has three apartments and a laundry room. The other is a duplex with no laundry room. Previously the people who lived in both of those places all used the laundry room in the three-apartment one. However, there was recently a fire in the laundry room and the landlord…gave keys to seven different people to my house so that they can go down into my basement and use the laundry machines that are there.”
8. Locked Out
Being in the military is a tough job. With so much going on, it’s nice knowing that there is a home to come back to. The last thing anyone, especially someone on leave from the military, want to come home to is a lock on the door and all personal items packed into storage. Luckily, this guy made things a little more interesting.
“I came back on leave from the military and my whole apartment had been cleaned out. My landlord took all of my stuff and locked [it] inside a shed at his house. His reason…even though the rent was paid on time, he thought it was abandoned or I had died overseas, even though he knew where I was three weeks before I came home. Went right over to his house and shot the lock off with my Remington 270. He hid in his house and called the police (can’t blame him). I was arrested, but the charges were dropped and my things were promptly returned…I decided to rent a storage unit after that, since I didn’t need the apartment anyway. ”