Terrible Landlords That Made Tenants Regret Renting Their Homes
Anyone who has ever rented a house will tell you what sweet-talkers some landlords can be! "Oh absolutely, the neighbors are quiet, and heating bills are low," say most of them with a tricky smile on their faces. And it's only after you move in that you realize your neighbor loves playing the trumpet in the middle of the night ...
AT THE MERCY OF YOUR LANDLORD
When you don't own the property you've rented, it means you're at the mercy of your landlord when it comes to—(sigh!)—the maintenance! But some landlords create such a toxic environment for their tenants with their negligence and DIY flop ideas of fixing things. Take a look!
BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU
How cool is the idea of Big Brother watching you 24/7? As long as you're not in the show, it makes no sense, right?! But for this landlord, he had to somehow creep in his 360° Wi-Fi surveillance camera in his tenant's apartment. The worst part is, the poor tenant was unaware that the camera recorded the audio too.
NOW THAT MAKES A SWEET REVENGE!
Nothing like sweet revenge on a bad landlord. This tenant got it when his landlord decided that the -40° weather was the perfect time to turn down the heat. The landlord was the one paying the electric bill. So, this tenant threw conservation to the wind and rigged his fan to circulate hot air from the stovetop across the apartment.
WELL THIS STINKS
When your toilet is breaking off the wall, and you can't even use it, you know you have a serious problem to fix. This tenant couldn't believe his luck when he was casually seated there, doing his business when suddenly, the whole thing fell to one side. Ladies and gentlemen—this is what the landlord did about the collapsed toilet!
THE GATEWAY TO POINTLESS SAFETY
When the landlord suggested that he would build a gate at the entrance, the tenant smiled his heart out, thinking about his safety. But when he looked at the result, well, it was clear that the landlord didn't get the idea of what "safety" is! Why is there a gate at the entrance here when you can easily walk around it?
WHAT NO - IT'S NOT A PERISCOPE!
This is precisely something that this cheapskate learned—and yes, the hard way! He didn't respond the first time the tenant brought the issue to him. But the second time, he was left with no choice but to get rid of the rusted periscope that invaded the tenant's privacy!
THE JAILED THERMOSTAT!
In any property, the electricity bill will undoubtedly soar up in the winter months. But this landlord is someone who decided to take some extreme action to ensure his power bill remained the same. He sent his thermostat to jail! Now with this wicked idea, the poor tenant only hopes that he soon finds a better house with a broad-hearted landlord!
AND THE ROOF CAME TUMBLING DOWN!
When tenants bring an issue to the landlord's notice, they mean it. But for this tenant, things seemed to enter not only from the door and window but from the ceiling as well! Had the landlord fixed the leak in the ceiling when the tenant raised the issue, this wouldn't have happened.
POOL PARTY BY THE SWAMP
This landlord quit cleaning the pool because kids who weren't living in the building played in it. Now, what is that supposed to mean? The landlord probably hates fun. Guess if the tenant has a pool party anytime soon, he should think of pushing the landlord into it before anyone else!
THIS LANDLORD IS THE ULTIMATE LOCKSMITH
It's a fairly and squarely known thing—a deadbolt is a stronger security feature than a standard lock. That's why this tenant was seemingly happy when her landlord told her that he'd be installing a deadbolt in her room's front door. But in reality, the landlord made a key mistake of installing the locks backward! He should've hired a professional.
BATHROOM FLOORS REFURBISHED THE LANDLOR'S WAY
"Promises are meant to be broken." In this case, the tenant would've readily embraced a broken promise than the one in which the landlord promised to "redo" the bathroom floors! When the poor guy returned and made way for getting fresh, he saw this—the typical "redo the bathroom floors" his landlord promised!
HOME OR PRISON
Whatever went through this landlord's mind to come up with a makeshift door lock with just a chain and rusty padlock?! Sigh...! As long as the tenant has a spare key, there shouldn't be any problem. Perhaps, burglars aren't going to come along with a chain cutter anytime soon!
RODENT PROBLEM? DON'T WORRY-JUST COPY THIS LANDLORD'S IDEA!
If there's something else to annoy tenants apart from all the negligence and fake promise from the landlord's side, then it has to be rodents! These squeaky little creatures might sometimes add to the "already burdened problem" tenants have. But when this tenant decided to complain about a foul smell that emanated near his room, the landlord came up with this idea.
GUESS THIS LANDLORD IS SUPER SERIOUS ABOUT FIRE SAFETY
Fire safety is an essential aspect any person should swear by, especially if you're a landlord who's solely responsible for your tenants' safety. Now, this landlord has taken fire safety to a new level. We wonder which part of the building this mineral water bottle would put off in case (fingers crossed!), a fire breaks out in the building.
GETTING THE BATH INTO 'THE EMPIRE'
First, this tenant took the issue about the trouble the showerhead had been giving her ever since she moved in. Next, the landlord promises her to fix the problem as soon as possible. Finally, when the tenant walks in, she is welcomed by a "Star Wars" bath routine! An R2D2 showerhead?!
WAIT FOR A SECOND...WHAT...ARE YOU KIDDING???
There's no denying that smoke detectors can be the difference between safety and danger. Ever since they were invented, their alarms have saved countless lives and continue to do so until this day. Though it isn't a compulsion to write the detector's installation date, it helps to know when it was installed, talk about extra precautions.
HANGING ON A NAIL!
There's nothing more awful than a cold flat. Sure, heating is expensive. But that doesn't mean some landlords spare their tenants with some concession in the electricity bill. This landlord has taken a step ahead and spared his tenant from having a real thermostat. This is that utter awkward moment when you realize that your rental flat's thermostat is hanging on the nail!
LOOKS LIKE IT CAME FROM SINISTER!
Living in a rented accommodation packs some challenges, especially if the landlord refuses to give an ear to the problems his tenants face. Take a look at this evident illustration—despite the tenant raising an alarm about the wrecked ceiling, the old cheapskate wouldn't just fix it. This Redditor even wrote—"Is this mold? Is it dangerous?"
AND IT CAME TUMBLING DOWN
If you notice a drip from the ceiling, you need to get that sorted ASAP! Otherwise, you'll never know what would come crashing down when you're expecting the least of the situation. Let's just hope that this tenant wasn't anywhere in the scene when this disaster happened. Fingers crossed—could've been better if the landlord was there, right?!
THE STAIRWAY TO NOWHERE!
Guess the landlord and the building contractor had a scuffle of some kind. Any guesses? Well, a closer look at this disaster would remind you of just one question—where does that stairway lead to? For the poor tenant, well, all he can do is wait until this strange landlord does something about the 'stairway to nowhere'!
FIXING THE SHOWER - THE LANDLORD WAY!
Heating aside, another pivotal feature of the house is the bathroom. If you can't get a good shower, you can never get the groggy feeling off you! But it turns out some landlords just don't understand what repairing a shower means. According to this Redditor, each time he asked his landlord to fix the shower, the cheapskate would just change the nozzle.
WHAT? THE DECK IS FIXED?
The only time it would make sense to fix a balcony with a single piece of wood would be after a natural disaster. Needless to say, this wasn't something for the poor tenant here! Check out how this landlord managed to fix the deck. But if it were any of us, we wouldn't risk standing on that, right?! We only hope the doggo escaped the scene unhurt!
HOMEMADE MUSHROOMS ANYONE?
Like other landlords, this cheapskate has never forgotten to collect the due rent on time. Not to forget the whopping electricity bills and other charges he loaded the poor tenant with. But when it came to fixing the leakage in the room, he always had a deaf ear to his tenant's complaints. Guess the leakage has reaped some homemade mushrooms on the carpet too!
NOW THAT'S WHAT YOU CALL- 'THE WICKED LANDLORD'
Renting a house or an apartment can turn out to be a nightmare if you don't return your monthly bills on time! This landlord had a unique way of warning their tenant. A sarcastic notice that demanded him either the keys or the rent plus additional charges if he wished to stay. Either way, it's the poor tenant's loss.
IT'S NOT WHAT THE LANDLORD PROMISED
When this unfortunate soul gazed at the ceiling, he noticed water drip through and then land on his face! Despite bringing the issue to the landlord's notice, he didn't do anything to fix the problem. We only hope the tenant moves his bed away from the scene or vacates ASAP!
THE MILLENNIAL BED
Finding a furnished accommodation for rent isn't an easy joke. But for this tenant, she felt on cloud nine when her landlord provided her this bed. However, sleeping on it would be a challenge. So that's when the curious tenant lifted the mattress to investigate and then, she found this! Guess there's not going to be a single "goodnight" on this bed, though!
This tenant warned his landlord of the leakage from upstairs, he would only return to the request with a deaf ear. But one day, he welcomed trouble after the entire floor collapsed to dust and bricks. Sometimes, negligence pays off well, especially to cheapskate landlords like this guy.
FORGET VENTILATION AND SMELL SOME MOLD
Not every landlord does or has what he promises his tenants. For this tenant, she was relieved the moment she knew her rental apartment had proper ventilation. But to her alarm, she couldn't get a grip of fresh air—thanks to the leakage that left tarry mold and a smelly ambiance the landlord would always refuse to include in his repair bills.
NO, IT'S NOT THAT OZONE HOLE!
When this tenant seemingly asked his landlord why the ceiling had a strange hole, the landlord informed him that it was for ventilation! However, we're not sure whether it's the tenant's fault in believing the landlord's lie or moving into that house entirely! Perhaps, this tenant only hopes that his privacy stays safe from invasion from anyone up there on the second floor!
Before this tenant rented this house, his landlord coated the descriptions with sweet words to convince him to move in without further thought. But that's where the poor tenant was wrong. While he expected a decent bathroom, he had to put up with this! Shockingly, the landlord continues to give fake promises that the bathroom will be fixed soon.
First, this guy had a serious leakage in the toilet. Next, he takes the issue to the landlord but everything he's availed with is fake promises of getting the spot fixed and sturdy. The landlord who demanded the proof of damage sounds like a dictator, right?! This just proves that the landlord is not the kind of house owner who's ready to help.
For this Redditor, things in her rented house became a nightmare when she spotted the hole on the ceiling garage directly below her living room. What looks like it's going to tumble down anytime soon is just another bespoke example of what landlords can do to worsen their tenant's problems.
THE AFTER EFFECTS OF PLUMBING
The wall in his house was ruled out by a bizarre hole that the plumber left around three months back during a repair. The hole is not only huge, but it looks off-putting too. And that's when the tenant assumed that his landlord would do something about the issue. The cheapskate is no exception and has added his number to the worst landlord squad!
No matter how much you grin and cry, some landlords never lend an ear to your complaints. But when you need a little bit of extension to pay your rent, that's when you hear them talk! This tenant faced the bitter side of her landlord when he gave a deaf ear to her issue with the wrecked ceiling.
THE JOY OF LIVING IN A CHARITY-RUN PROPERTY
It's not always you get to live in a posh apartment, especially if it's operated by a charity. However, certain landlords are given the authority to manage such properties. Here, this illustration proves that renting a charity-run property is not always above the expectation line. Furthermore, the landlord never approached the tenant's issues with a helping hand.
THE SEWER FLOOD
There can be nothing more devastating than a smelly, bubbling flood in your toilet! Alas! Had this landlord fixed the leakage in the sewer, this tenant wouldn't have had such an ill-fated bathroom like this. Shockingly, landlords don't understand that there's no loss in fixing their property. Such cheapskates always expect their tenants to find the perfect fix for their issues.
RETURNING HOME TO "NO MORE HOME!"
Everything from the bed to the kid's bookshelves succumbed to the landlord's evil actions. Moreover, he hasn't spared the electrical circuitry too and has left live wires exposed all over the house. Sadly, this tenant can't wait to get out of her rented house. Sometimes, it's shocking to hear how landlords destroy the personal belongings of their tenants in their absence.
THERE... IT'S FIXED
When this tenant complained about the hole on the plasterboard wall, the cheapskate came out with a plan. Perhaps, the DIY bulb that glowed in his head urged him to think that "this" would seal the broken wall's holed fragment. We're not sure whether it's the landlord's misunderstanding about fixtures or the tenant's mistake moving in here altogether.
ABSTRACT ART? NOPE, IT'S THE AFTERMATH OF LANDLORD'S IGNORANCE!
Though this tenant complained about the workshop ceiling, his landlord remained calm and cool about the situation until this happened. Luckily, the aftermath of the fallen ceiling has compelled the cunning landlord to fix the place. He's just another addition to the terrible landlord squad, duh!
WHEN DISRUPTION KNOCKS DOWN WITHOUT A WARNING
In this neglected rental property like this tenant’s, you can expect anything around the corner. And even from the ceiling! Perhaps, this poor tenant was shocked when he was greeted by a ceiling plank that almost fell on his head. With ignorant landlords, you can always have your fingers crossed to such unwelcome disruptions.
LOOK WHAT THIS TENANT WOKE UP TO!
This tenant continued to throw a word about how bad her ceiling leakage wreaked havoc in her bedroom. But the worst part that's no different from the rest—she dealt with an ignorant landlord who shunned the topic with fake promises of fixing the leakage anytime soon. But his promises spilled in running water and flooded the poor tenant's hopes, just like this!
LANDLORD LIED ABOUT THE CARPET
Here, the leakage in the property exposed the bitter side of the negligent landlord. Everything from the tenant's vague hopes of having moved into a well-maintained house to even the carpet has let him down. Perhaps, the landlord mentioned nothing about the creepy part of the leakage until the tenant lifted the moldy carpet!
IT RAINS INDOORS!
This tenant needn't go outside to enjoy the showers during the rainy season. Despite singing the same song about leakage to his landlord, the cheapskate seems to have done nothing than just let his tenant enjoy the wrath of indoor showers. Nevertheless, we hope that this tenant moved in elsewhere, especially where it rains outside the house!
THE POOL IS READY
The landlord has seemingly done a great job of installing roof drains to seep out rainwater. But he missed taking note of the "final destination" of the flowing water! This illustration proves the havoc landlord's negligence can create for the tenants. It looks like a few more hours of rain would immerse the tenant's living area into an indoor pool. Sigh...!
SPOT THE MISSING OBJECT!
This landlord feels that there's no need for a doorknob on the main door. This door belongs to the property his tenant resides. It's so horrible when landlords never consider the convenience of their tenants. Perhaps, the cheapskate isn't going to fix that part of the door anytime soon. We wonder how the poor tenant opens this door without the knob!
A PLASTIC BOWL FIXES EVERYTHING
It isn't going to cost a fortune to get some plaster and seal the bizarre hole. But this landlord is determined to master his creative DIY fix and came up with this idea. Wait for a second—what if the bowl falls on the tenant's head? Fingers crossed—we're quite relieved that this cheapskate didn't fix a ceramic bowl over there!
LEAKAGE COMES FREE WITH THE MOLD
The odd mold on her ceiling gave her a hint about the strange leakage over her head. And that's when she informed her landlord about the issue that needed immediate fixation. We hope the poor tenant moved to a safer place where she needn't put up with indoor rainwater harvesting in a bucket like this.
LANDLORD'S ANTIQUE WATER HEATER
With that vintage heater in the house, you can imagine all that extra cost this tenant put up with to fix the repairs. It also looks worn out, and we wonder whether it heated water after all! However, this tenant had to show the world what a cheapskate his landlord is! Kudos to the tenant!
Despite being warned by the Environmental Health authorities, this landlord isn't a bit scared of rat infestation. Perhaps, he is far from understanding the other ill effects of damp and leakage. So, she planned to give the cheapskate a fortnight's notice before surfacing her issue to the Housing Standards. Certain landlords deserve to be taught the best lessons for their negligence.
A CERAMIC DOOR KNOB?
This landlord is quite different from the rest. Not only did he hide the reality behind the rental space's doorknob, but he also concealed the missing knob with a ceramic out-of-the-world substitute! And when the tenant tried to push open the door, she realized the ugly truth that lay shattered under her shocked eyes.
TAKING THINGS IN YOUR OWN HANDS
This poor tenant never waited for a second chance to inform the landlord about what needs to be done. Sadly, the negligent house owner never minded a bit about helping the tenant solve the issue. In the end, the tenant had to come up with this "hook-and-go" temporary fixative.
Pooled And Fooled!
You may never know the bitter side of your landlord until a mishap strikes your belief down regarding the house you rented. Though he informed the landlord about water seepage during the rain, the cheapskate ignored every word he heard. In the end, he managed to help the tenant with a fixative solution that collected rainwater instead of flowing it outwards!
LANDLORD'S OUT-OF-THE-WORLD DOORKNOB
While some landlords never give an ear to their tenant's problems, some make it up to solving the issue with their bizarre DIY fixes. This landlord has given a new twist to the door that had no knob. Kudos to the cheapskate for this idea. But we wonder how on earth the tenant manages to lock his house.
NO, THAT'S NOT WALL ART - IT'S MOLD!
Here's another landlord who never came forward to help his tenant get rid of the leakage. It looks like this ceiling will tumble down anytime soon. It's just a matter of hiring a professional to fix the problem. But the landlord belongs to the squad of cheapskates who're never willing to shed extra bucks to fix their tenant's housing issues.
Talk about cheap, this traditional red bucket, to draw water or mud, is the only way put out the fire for this tenant, care of his landlord. Don't you think that it's time this landlord learns the advantages of having a fire extinguisher in place of that traditional water bucket? However, we hope for two things—either fire doesn't break out in this house.
IT'S A LEAKAGE, NOT RAINWATER!
As long as these cheapskates don't stay in your house, they're not going to do anything much about your concerns that need immediate attention. For this tenant, she faced the wrath of the rain when her living room leaked. In the end, she had to collect the leakage in two separate bowls and hope for it to stop raining.
SINKS ARE HOME TO MOLD!
Sometimes, you might need to bend a little and look under the sink—something like what this tenant did! Later, she discovered the area beneath her sink was home to smelly mold. But when she informed the landlord about the issue, he showed no signs of helping her out in any way.
TILE IN & TILE OUT!
Perhaps, this tenant realized the mistake she made moving in here after the tiles in her rented apartment started to chip off one by one. Furthermore, the broken tiles revealed that the flooring needed some urgent fixing too. However, it was too late that she realized that the landlord would do nothing about it. There are chances of people falling or damaging their toenails.
THE LANDLORD WHO'D NEVER HIRE A PROFESSIONAL AT ANY COST
When this tenant realized that his ceiling needed immediate attention and repair, he thought his landlord would lend him a helping hand. Honestly, the poor tenant assumed that the owner will hire a professional to fix the holed ceiling. In the turn of events, he was shocked to see his landlord douse the ceiling with bleach and call out to him saying—"it's fixed!"
FIXING LEAKAGE IN WINDOW!
For this tenant, things took an ugly turn when she realized that her window needed an upgrade to stop the leakage. But when she informed her landlord about the repair, the cheapskate solved the problem with nothing more than a sheet of a trash bag. How is a trash bag nailed on the window supposed to stop the leakage, duh?!
THE DANGEROUS STEPS LANDLORD HAS PAVED FOR SAFETY
Take this landlord for an example—after his tenant complained about the issue with the stairs outside, he knew he had to do something. In the end, he worsened the tenant's problems by fixing the stairs like this! Now the poor tenant wanted something safe for her kids as she had already faced several issues like kids tumbling down the steps.
Guess renting a house packs some "beware of these landlords" kind of a precaution! Apart from the hilarious amusement, these pictures give us; we're sure of one thing—landlords need to move a bit from their cheapskate attitude and act in favor of their tenants' issues. Are you a tenant? If yes, to which extent has your landlord helped you out in resolving such issues? Please share your experience with us! But before that, please take a second to click the "Share" button!