I’ve been pretty lucky that most of my landlords have been really awesome.
Except for one. It was my sophomore year of college, and I lived in a total shit-hole apartment with two of my friends. The place was a dump and the landlords (a whole family) were awful.
I can deal with one bad year, though.
And I think I probably had it better than the people who wrote these tweets…
1. Come on in!
I had a landlord who decided to sell the property and would let potential buyers in to look round with very little or no notice at all. I was working nights at the time so I slept during the day. On one occasion I woke up to someone standing at the foot of my bed. #VentYourRent
— JP (@asbosaxon) November 25, 2019
2. That sound illegal.
Our landlord would just …turn up. Unannounced, and just open bedroom doors and poke about a bit. Just stroll in!
— E L L A (@ellaluciewrites) November 25, 2019
3. Just don’t breathe.
I had a landlord tell me to stop breathing in my sleep to stop some black mould from growing on the bedroom ceiling #VentYourRent
— Andyroo (@AndyKCoates) November 26, 2019
4. That is really bad.
Letting agent refused to fix a dip in the ceiling for months and ignored our calls until the whole thing caved in just before Christmas and almost killed us. We subsequently lost access to the living room and kitchen for ten weeks (but still had to pay full rent). #VentYourRent https://t.co/pNOBtnZN7y pic.twitter.com/v9ZXn8oXPA
— Rhys Robert Harper (@RhysRHarper) November 25, 2019
5. Didn’t deal with it.
My friend’s fridge. The hole was made by a rat. Yes. A rat ate through her fridge. And the landlord neither replaced the fridge nor dealt with the rat infestation. #VentYourRent pic.twitter.com/i4KsIkMArU
— Danielle Friel (@dinorwicport) November 25, 2019
6. They are desperate.
— Marla Singer (@catsandkerouac) November 28, 2019
7. In the middle of winter.
I’ve been evicted for making a complaint about moldy walls.
I lived in a house that had no hot water, heating, or fire alarm for 3 months. It was winter.
— Elizabeth Pascoe (@ElizabethPasco6) November 25, 2019
8. Get outta there.
This is every room, EVERY room, my children’s bedrooms, the bathroom, kitchen, living room, hallway. Its on our bedding, our furniture, its everywhere. 🙁 pic.twitter.com/J70BwD54n3
— KittaTV (@KittaTV) November 25, 2019
9. Sounds like a nightmare.
3 people sharing a tenancy with the landlady. Upon arrival surprised with list of rules, no hot food cooking, 10 min shower, extra minutes charged, no guests, shoes must be kept by door, curfew of 10pm, gates and door bolted thereafter. #ventyourrent #glasgow
— Paul hawkes (@Pkenji1989) November 27, 2019
10. You’ll be charged for that.
Me and a friend got charged when we moved out for not cutting the grass….it was December and the grass was under a foot of snow ??♀️ #ventyourrent
— Laura Abbott ❄️ (@LauraIsNora) November 25, 2019
Yikes. Getting stuck with a bad landlord is just the worst.
Have you had any bad experiences like this?
Tell us all about your slumlords in the comments!