Rant: my landlord is a ______

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

That REALLY sucks that you don’t have a lease. I was going to say you could take it to court because he can’t just raise rent on you like that. 

Perhaps you can still do something, because it just DOESN’T seem legal. Maybe you should demand a lease. 

Is there anywhere else for rent in your budget? If you don’t have a lease that means you can move without notice anytime you want to, right? I would look for a different place. A place that gives you a lease! 

Post # 4
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10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yeah….never rent without a lease. You know that without a lease he can just kick you out whenever, right? And raise the rent whenever he wants? Lease = protection for both parties.

Post # 5
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333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I agree in looking for a place with a lease. To protect you and your family from any liabilities, rent raises, or crazy landlords. I’m sorry you have to deal with that. What an odd landlord. Mine NEVER answers their phone and never returns my messages either. It’s so unprofessional. If I have a complaint, I have to hope to see them around the property to get some help  

Post # 7
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494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@PixelMePretty:  I hear you on this one! I’ve lived in the same apartment for 3 years, always pay rent 3 months in advance, and when we tried to get a 2 bedroom after I became pregnant. he tried to force me to get a cosigner. On top of all that he’s charging me and DH a deposit of 2 times the rent because of DH’s bad credit, even though I have good credit and he lets people move in with no credit without an increased deposit. He also said he was “concerned” because he didn’t believe I’d be going back to work after DS is born, even though I’ve told him repeatedly I will. Such an a$$. Hang in there :/

Post # 8
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1340 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The good news is that you can leave whenever you want! I would leave and find a place that’s a lot less annoying.

Post # 9
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1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

As already mentioned, the good thing about not having a lease is that you can pack up and leave any time so at least you have that!

The “I’m a great landlord” crap sounds like shitty landlord insecurity haha

I guess since he likes his old tenants so much he must feel more comfortable in the company of shady people, and will be happy to hear that you’re moving out so he can get people like that back into his property, buahahaha! 

Post # 10
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237 posts
Helper bee

@PixelMePretty:  I hear you. My landlady tends to get into screaming matches with the abusive father of her child. Tonight was the worst yet… her Dad was here to help her with some things, and the babydaddy screamed at him, threw him onto the car and slapped him across the face. I just couldn’t believe it. 🙁 And worse yet, she sided with her babydaddy and her Dad left.  Luckily we’ve already given our notice and will be moving next month. 

Post # 11
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@crayfish:  Are you sure? That’s not true in PA (not sure about other states) I learned this when I tried to get my abusive bf out of my apartment which he never even lived in and did not have his name on a lease. I was told by the police if he’s had his personal belongings in my apartment for more than 48 hours he has to be evicted through court just like everybody else. It surprised me because I was the renter and he didn’t even live there (he just brought some clothes over two weeks earlier, but that was it). The police said it counted as him staying here so I could not just kick him out on the street (even though his family lived across town!) and I would have to go to court and file eviction papers.

Post # 12
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3394 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@PixelMePretty:  Raised the rent by *only* $150! That seems like a lot to me. I’ve never had the rent raised by more than $25 at one time. Sheesh. It sucks right now, but I’d start looking for a new place before he decides your apartment is so awesome it’s worth another extra $150/mo. Really, what a jerk.

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