Post # 1
This is just a rant.
I’m sooo annoyed, I rent a house from a douchbag.
He’s been annoying the whole time we lived here (only a year and half), he writes us letters all the time complaining about HIS maintence person who we aren’t in contact with, he always starts the stupid letters saying ” I’m a really good landlord, but..” “I’m one of the better landlords out there…” “I know i’ve been a great landlord..” It’s really weird and annoying.
We just told him we are expecting a baby, we already have a three bedroom so it doesn’t matter, but he likes “to be in the know about what’s going on” and 3 days later he sent us a letter saying he was going to raise the rent. He said “I’ve been a great landlord, but I feel like you are paying less than you should for all the bedrooms and amminities you recieve, I realize now you’ve had a whole extra bedroom you basically were getting for free.”
WTF is that, he had the rent for our house, we paid the set rent, how the ef is that getting a free bedroom.
He’s just so annoying and I’m super annoyed about the raised rent (principle), it’s only getting raised 150.00 but still. And not to mention we were already paying about 100.00 more than the other same quality houses, we just liked that this one was near my school.
Oh and we don’t have a lease, I remember telling FI how weird that was but we didn’t think much of it. He’s also tells us about how amazing his last tenants were, who btw have a warrent out for them, I’ve had the police come to my house 3 times with a social worker (i’m assuming it’s cps related because they have her and ask about the baby) in the first month of living here.
He’s a dick.
Post # 3
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
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
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 # 6
@SweetartMD: Yeah we’ve been looking around, we can leave whenever like you said for the same reason. Ther are some really nice houses for Less than what our new total would be with hopefully less nut-job landlords.
@crayfish: lol Well that is the moral of the story isn’t it.
@Missknicole: Freakin landlords!
Post # 7
@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
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
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
@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
@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
@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.