Think Before You Rent: Surprising Things Landlords Don’t Tell You

July 31, 2014  |  

You just discovered the perfect place to call your own — or at least rent for the time being. On the outside it has everything you could ever want which makes you reach for your pen to sign on the dotted line. In most cases you should have a positive renting experience — though there are always those unexpected encounters that can make things less than pleasant. When you don’t own your own home you have to trust owners will do right by you. Here are some surprising things landlords don’t tell you.

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  • Moving On

    I’m in the process of moving right now and I’ve learned a lot about landlords. The point about them not caring about issues between tenants is soooo true. My neighbors constantly parked in my designated spot. After I talked to the neighbors directly, the guests they had parking in my spot, writing notes and so on, I finally asked the landlord for help and they had the nerve to tell me to make a sign, ummmm, what?! It came down to me literally hitting the same vehicle twice in one day for them to stop parking in my spot. It was extreme but it worked. It also made me realize that my landlord didn’t give a damn as long as the rent is paid. These folks barely cut the grass or did snow removal. Leaking fridge, kitchen sink and toilet. Ugh! It’s all too much. When I began to apply for new places to live my landlord terminated my lease and gave me 30 days to leave but the joke is on them because I’ll be out by tomorrow. Bloop!

  • lulubear

    i’ve rented 3 apartments that i loved but never had my deposit returned lol one time they said there was a scratch on the wall in the closet

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