Begrudged Tenant Plants Invasive Plant to Get Back at Greedy Landlord

The tenant/landlord relationship is one of the most fraught relationships there is in this life. It’s a power imbalance that often goes out of whack. There’s a @calebsaysthings tweet that stays with me that stays:  «first email to landlord: hey dave l’m sure you’re busy and I hate to be a bother but we noticed…»  …
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Shady Landlord Meekly Refuses To Fix Tenant’s Heat Until Next Year

Heat and AC are two very different entities depending on the city and situation you live in. I’m from an area of Texas where basically no buildings from before 1970 exist, and consequentially, it’s Air Conditioning Town USA. Every school, store, and home I ever went into during the summer months was being pumped with …
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Controlling Landlord Forces Tenant to do Laundry at The Same Time Every Week

I’m so lucky I’ve only had two landlords in my life, and they haven’t given me much grief. The first was a big, impersonal company that provided off-campus housing for students. The other is my current landlord, who sent over a guy with a can of Raid when we told him we had bugs. Neither …
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Slimy Landlord Charges Additional $500 in Rent For Paltry ‘Deck’

Most posters who go viral for some incendiary take do not do so intentionally. A few brilliant and skilled Twitter users have mastered the art of making people consistently angry, and recently, @sweatystartup has proven himself to be part of this group.  You might not recognize this guy from his username, but he has been …
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Lazy Landlord Paints Over Roach, Photoshop Memes Ensue

We don’t make the rules, but it seems like for every good landlord, the world is obligated to birth 20+ landlords that fall into the greedy, lazy, or just plain absent category. None of this has improved during the second year of the pandemic. Some landlords can’t even be bothered to request aid – they’d …
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Tenants Bemoan the Perils of Renting From Slumlords

Unless you’re filthy rich or still live with your parents, chances are you’ve experienced the Apartment From Hell at some point in your adult life. All things being relative, a nightmarish flat can mean different things to different people. For some it means having a roommate who mistakes the kitchen for the bathroom every time …
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Tenant Goes Full Karen After Landlord Sends Threatening Email

A staggering 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the response to the coronavirus outbreak has escalated. Many Americans are now struggling to put food on the table, let alone pay rent. In places like New York, the $1,200 stimulus will barely cover a month of housing. As renters try to figure out how …
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