113 Times Tenants Got Fed Up With Their Landlords And Shamed Them Online


If you've ever lived in a rented apartment, you know the drill. Mold is sneaking out from the corner of your bedroom? Call the landlord. Your only hot water source for the past week has been a kettle? Call the proprietor. But often, it sounds easier said than done.


Not only are landladies and landlords notorious offenders in not picking up the phone when you need them the most, they are also sometimes known for “look at all these property problems, I don’t give a damn.” Spoilers: zero damns given.


So no wonder many tenants are taking photo evidence as their last resort in a fight to make their houses somewhat more livable. Of course, troublesome tenant and landlord dynamics don’t end there. Sometimes, the former are not innocent either when refusing to pay rent or subletting their couch to some random dude at uni.


And although we may never find the truth as long as we people rent their properties, we can at least take a glimpse into what it takes. Psst! More examples of how some landlords neglect their tenants can be find in our previous post right here.


#1 My Landlord Pretended To Do Work The Flat But Ended Up Installing This 360° WiFi Surveillance Camera Which Also Records Audio Without Telling Me About It


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#2 Landlord Would Like Picture Proof The Hot Water Isn’t Working


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As if the communication between landlords and tenants wasn’t hard enough already, the worldwide pandemic has put an extra strain on it. In a previous in-depth interview with Bored Panda, Joshua Browder, the CEO of DoNotPay, which is the world’s first robot lawyer, explained more about the current situation in the US.


“Landlords are straining their relationship because they are desperate. Across the world, there are laws in place that prevent evictions and allow tenants to get an extension on their rent.” According to Joshua, “landlords are using extraordinary tactics, including even checking a tenant's tax refund with the IRS, to get a payment.”


#3 This Landlord Got Their Money


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#4 My Landlord Is Super Serious About Fire Safety


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In addition to common property problems that don’t always get sorted with one phone call, many tenants are feeling pressured to pay up during quarantine. However, Joshua suggested that tenants ignore the pressure since “There is nothing the landlord can do and they are best by not responding.”


“If the landlord keeps messaging or visiting the tenant, then they should document these actions and may even have the basis for a harassment claim.”


#5 Landlords Are Among The Worst People Ever To Exist


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#6 Imagine Paying For Someone’s Negligence


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#7 In What Reality Is This Normal?


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#8 Left The House This Morning With A Small Leak Dripping From The Ceiling. I Informed My Landlord And He Said He Would Take A Look At It Today. I Came Home At Night To This


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#9 How My Landlord Handled A Nest Of Spiders In The Closet Of The Apartment I Used To Rent


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With the pandemic putting our lives as we knew them before to the test, Josh believes that changes will stay in the rented property market too.


“Over the past two years, landlords have had the upper hand. They have treated tenants as disposable customers that they could charge incredibly high prices. In the future, not only will landlords be much more reasonable about prices, but also focus on retaining tenants by treating them with much more respect and leniency,” he said.


#10 Paint Job


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#11 This Is How The Landlord Fixed The Leaky Ceiling


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#12 A Rodent Died Under Our Sunroom This Winter And Stunk Up The House. This Was My Landlord's Answer To Fixing The Smell


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#13 Landlord Brings Jesus Into The Conversation


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#14 Petty


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#15 Christians Love Abandoning Their Morals When It Comes To C A P I T A L


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Josh expects landlords to be much more compliant in order to “keep the tenant for the longer term.” This may change some of their common tactics like charging a late fee if the tenant was unable to pay their rent on time. However, these are just forecasts and the overall dynamics may well stay just as problematic.


#16 At A Stoplight Near Denver


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#17 Wall Of Shame


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#18 Alternative Title: "How I Stole £10m From Societies Most Vulnerable People." One Of Britain's Biggest Landlords Reveals His Trade Secret: He's A C**t


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#19 It’s Almost Like What’s Bad For Landlords Is Good For Everyone Else


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#20 My Landlord Told Me He’d Pressure Wash My Deck


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#21 Mask Off


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#22 Be Aware Of Your Rights, Everybody


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#23 Room Temperature Is A Privilege


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#24 When I Told My Landlord My Shower Head Was Leaking, He Said He Was Going To Hook Me Up. This Is What I Came Home To


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#25 Even Though His Tenants Didn't Pay Rent, This Generous Landlord Helped Them Move Out


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#26 Any Tips On Making A Couple Homeless Before Christmas


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#27 Are You Sure?


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#28 Yikes


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#29 Won’t Anybody Think Of The Poor, Unfortunate L A N D L O R D S ?!


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#30 I'm Pretty Sure This Is Illegal


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#31 Who Needs A Warm Dry House When You Can Rent An Outside Porch In Wellington For 130 A Week


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#32 I Had To Finish My Landlords Job


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#33 Landlord Left A Note Saying That We Need To Be Prepared For Tours From 8:00am-8:00pm For Two Weeks


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#34 Landlord Values Their Tenant's Safety


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#35 Please Blind React To This Leech Moment


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#36 Landlord Said Neighbors Are Quiet


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#37 This Is My Landlords Response To A Simple Text. No Previous Convo Nothing What You See Is What You Get


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#38 Just Moved Into A New Home And Found Where The Landlord Patched The Carpet


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#39 Landlord Put This Up Cuz The Neighborhoods Won't Stop Selling Meth


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#40 Moved Into A New House. Landlord Said Water The Lawn, We Left You A Hose


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#41 NYC Landlords Like


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#42 Found This Note In My Mailbox From My Landlord Today. Too Awesome Not To Share!


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#43 Landlord Decided To Turn Down The Heat Today In My Mn Apartment As It Reached -40°. But The Idiot Must Have Forgotten He Pays My Electric And Doesn't Realize That I Value My Comfort Over Safety Or Energy Conservation


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#44 That's One Way To Install It


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#45 The Landlords Have Officially Lost Their Minds


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#46 Made The Mistake Of Checking Out R/Landlords To See If It’s As Bad As I Expected. It’s Worse


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#47 Landlord Doesn't Take Onlyfans Money, How Noble


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#48 Landlord Shares Update On Building Maintenance And Thoughts On Morning Sex


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#49 Big Brain Moment. "Without Landlords, Houses And Homes Wouldn't Exist!!1"


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#50 Landlords Grow Rich In Their Sleep


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#51 Sympathy Seeking Landlord Is Def The A-Hole


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#52 His Hands Are Like Gelatin Desserts


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#53 Landlords Don't Deserve Rights


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#54 "Landlords Provide A Service, You Should Feel Lucky!"


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#55 But Without Landlords How Will You Get Your Shelter?


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#56 Happy Holidays


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#57 Most Leeches Are Morally Bankrupt But Trump Really Takes The Cake


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#58 Joined A Facebook Group Looking To Rent A Place That Turned Out To Be 95% Landlords, Here's A Nice Comment One Left On A Post


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#59 Landlords Response To Coronavirus. Had A Fever, Sore Throat, Cough, All The Symptoms And He Simply Disregards


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#60 Gulag For 1000 Years


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#61 Hurr Durr Can I Trick My Tenant Into Leaving And Then Steal Her Deposit Despite Making A Legally Binding Promise In Writing To Return It


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#62 Perhaps You Should Spend Less Money On Lattes And Avocado Toast


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#63 Landlord Commits A Federal Crime To Try And Get Rent


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#64 How Insanely Illegal... Hope He Faces Consequences


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#65 Landlords Made Me Empty Draining Water From An Open Hole Over My Bed For 5 Months, Then Blamed Warped Flooring On Me For Allowing The One Bucket They Gave Me To Overflow While I Slept


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#66 Gee, Maybe If There Weren't Landlords Hoarding Houses They Can't Afford


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#67 Hah! I Took Advantage Of A Woman In The Middle Of A Divorce By Overcharging For A Human Right Even More Exorbitantly Than I Usually Do


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#68 Landlord.jpeg


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#69 It’s The Little Things


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#70 Gotta Love Landlords, Am I Right?


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#71 K


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#72 Here Is A Landlord Evicting A Paramedic In The Middle Of A Global Pandemic Literally Because He Works In The Nhs


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#73 Our Landlord Just Parked This Out Front... Time To Start Apartment Hunting


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#74 Landlord Loves To Burn His Trash ,it's Within 25 Feet Of His House


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#75 The Landlord Writes A Cutesy Speech, We Won’t Pay Rent You Leech


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#76 Fab Dude


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#77 Homeless Right Before Christmas! What Do You Make Of That?


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#78 It's Rape, Dont Call It Anything Else


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#79 Where Would People Live If I Didn't Own Their Homes?


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#80 Landlord Says The Damp/Mould Isn't An Issue And I'm Imagining It. Asthma Has Entered The Chat


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#81 Decided To Check My Carbon Monoxide Detector Today


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#82 This Makes Me Livid. This Greedy Landlord Cheaply And Illegally Installed A Jury Rigged Gas Line And Killed Two People


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#83 When Landlords Can't Legally Evict, They'll Do Whatever They Can To Get You To Self-Evict


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#84 It's A Big Tent


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#85 So My Landlord Fixed The Leak In The Roof


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#86 Get A Real Job


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#87 Just Found Out About Landlords… That Sucks


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#88 When Your Landlord Insists On Showing Your Unit Without Warning During A Global Pandemic


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#89 “We Don’t Get Unemployment” Yes You Do That’s Just Called Rent


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#90 Must Have Worn Your Heels To The Bone Working So Hard


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#91 Blaming A Politician For The Tenants He's Evicted And Plans To Evict


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#92 Landlord Allows Tenant To Steal From Recently Evicted Neighbour


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#93 On The Post Regarding A Mother With Two Infants Getting Evicted


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#94 A Worldwide Pandemic The Likes Of Which We Have Not Seen In A Century: Business As Usual


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#95 I Got Locked Out Of My Apartment And My Landlord Charged Me $50 For The Inconvenience Of Walking Across The Street And Opening My Door. Is This Passive Aggressive Enough? Or Should I Put Glitter In The Envelope?


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#96 Shout Out To Our Landlord For Never Fixing The Water Damage Caused By Our Upstairs Neighbor's Ac Unit 2 Months Ago


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#97 My Landlord Encouraged Me To Look Into My Tenant Rights, So I Did!


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#98 Hahaha (Breath) Ahahahahha


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#99 Blindsided Right Before Christmas To End Our 2020


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#100 My Previous Landlord Complaining About The Price Of A Stamp She Doesn’t Need To Buy


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#101 Lettings Agent Still Wants To Send A Photographer Into My Home Despite Being Bubbled With My 70 Year Old Mum


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#102 I Was Forced To Charge You More Because Everyone Else Is Doing It


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#103 What You’re Told You’ll Get vs. What You Actually Get. Same Price & Sq Ft And No Tours Right Now. Top Pic Is Front Picture To Their Sites, Had To Dig For The Second Picture. No Wonder I’ve Had 3 Different Upstairs Neighbors In The Past 8 Months


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#104 Found On The Door To My Block Of Flats Today. No Mention Of Pandemic At All. So Easy To Get Rid Of Your Pets Immediately In The Current Crisis - Oh, And Please Snitch On Any And All Neighbours


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#105 Hannibal Fighting Rent-Control And Telling People To Donate To A Landlord's Association


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#106 We Know These Are Hard Times... So We’ll Incentivize Those Who Aren’t Struggling


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#107 Landlord Replaced The Air Filter Today


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#108 So Our Landlord Hired A 5-Year-Old To Paint Our Windows


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#109 The Porch My Landlord Put Off Fixing For Two Months


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#110 Landlord Wants You To Pay Rent And Fix The House All On Your Dime


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#111 The Tenant Asked The Landlord To Make It So They Could Take A Shower And Not Just A Bath. He Complied. Supported Only By 1/2” Copper Lines


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#112 So I Come Home Early From Work And Find The Landlord Did This To Save On Electricity. (Utilities Are Included In Rent)


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#113 Moved Into A New Apartment. I'm Positive My Landlord Hired A 6-Year-Old To Make My Kitchen Cabinets


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