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Home Owner Films Horrible Changes Tenants Made While Renting His House, Goes Viral With Over 6.1M Views On TikTok
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Home Owner Films Horrible Changes Tenants Made While Renting His House, Goes Viral With Over 6.1M Views On TikTok

History knows many uncompromising rivalries in various areas of human activity, so popular that they even entered folklore. Red Rose vs. White Rose, Catholics vs. Protestants, Magic vs. Bird, kids vs. parents, pedestrians vs. drivers, tenants vs. landlords…

The internet is full of stories about terrible landlords, and probably a lot of them have a rational basis, because guys who rent houses and apartments to other people often behave in absolutely disgusting ways. But what about the tenants? In fact, there are no fewer stories about nightmare tenants, and here is one of them.

Jeff Kowalczuk, a.k.a. TikToker its_principle, recently made a video in which he told how his tenants literally abused the house he had been renting out to them. The video went viral almost instantly, with over 6.1M views and almost 250K likes, and over 15K people shared it just to espouse what ‘nightmare tenants’ can actually do.

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The author of the video came to inspect his house after his tenants moved out as their lease expired

Image credits: its_principle

So, Jeff rented out the house, and after the lease expired and the tenants moved out, he went to inspect the condition of the dwelling. What he saw literally shocked the man. No, of course, it’s not just the mountains of garbage around the house and inside it. After all, nobody’s perfect, and Jeff’s former tenants are no exception. The landlord was rather struck by the changes that people had made in his house.

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

It turned out that the tenants made some incredibly tasteless yet DIY-enthusiastic ‘renovations’

If on the move-in day, its interior was quite ordinary and cozy – there are actually thousands and thousands of such homes around the world – then move-out day exposed the incredible DIY enthusiasm of Jeff’s former tenants, coolly mixed with an almost complete lack of any artistic taste.

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

The walls in the rooms were repainted in bright and completely disgusting colors (and, apparently, the painter was doing their job for almost the first time in their entire life), fragments of wallpaper imitating brickwork were also randomly scattered over the walls, and the doors were ineptly (but with a clear desire) stylized as steampunk metal with rivets. And on top of all this, like a cherry on the cake, mountains of garbage and dirty dishes lay in complete disarray…

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

A real estate agent says she has never seen such ‘renovations’ in her entire life

“Of course, it happens that tenants turn out to be extremely unscrupulous, it happens that they make quite radical ‘renovations’ in a rented house, but I must admit that this is the first time I’ve seen such a combination,” says Yulia Shurinova, a real estate agent from Odessa, with whom Bored Panda got in touch for comments on this video. “It would be interesting, of course, to look at the lease agreement – are there such significant changes and the possibility of sanctions for them?”

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

“Usually tenants are more modest and the renovations they make don’t look like the landlord will now have to do a major overhaul in order to move in the next tenants. Perhaps the author of the video should contact his former tenants and try to settle everything at their expense. In any case, he has all the chance of success,” states Yulia.

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

Image credits: its_principle

Most of the people in the comments also claim that it somehow just kept getting worse

Many commenters fully agree with the expert, only being completely surprised at the lack of any taste among the tenants. “Why did they have such bad taste OMG,” writes one of the people in the comments. “It somehow just kept getting worse,” notes the second one. “What in the DIY hell?” the third of the commenters asks quite a logical question.

However, the changes made by the residents led many commenters to obvious references in world popular culture. For example, the doors of the freezer reminded people of The Krusty Krab, and people in the comments called the overall impression of what they saw “medieval steampunk.” In any case, as one of the people in the comments summarizes, “personally I wouldn’t have rented to the Addams Family myself.”

@its_principle #landlord #tenantsfromhell #realestateinvesting ♬ Oh No – Kreepa

And now, in order to balance the impressions a little, let’s just remember one more tale – already more classic, about evil landlords. And besides, we, as always, would love to know what you think about this particular situation, so please feel free to write your own comments under this post.

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xolitaire
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Addam's had CLASS, they wouldn't have done something like this

Elea Bell
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's not even steampunk; that's just industrial fetish

Bunzilla
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly. Tasteless industrial fetish at that. I feel like people see pipes and rivets, and automatically say 'steampunk'... but for those who don't know, steampunk has a distinctly victorian style to it. The main colours are brass, browns, reds, purples and oranges. The whole style is basically; what if victorians used steam to power almost everything, and there's a bit of sci-fi technology as well with airships and the like.

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Adam Belaire
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd make sure it's in the lease agreement that no alterations done to the house without owner's prior written approval. Hope he kept the damage deposit to pay for fixing this awful mess.

Kat Lyle
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's no way that deposit is going to cover restoring to the previous beautiful state

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xolitaire
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The Addam's had CLASS, they wouldn't have done something like this

Elea Bell
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's not even steampunk; that's just industrial fetish

Bunzilla
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2 months ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Exactly. Tasteless industrial fetish at that. I feel like people see pipes and rivets, and automatically say 'steampunk'... but for those who don't know, steampunk has a distinctly victorian style to it. The main colours are brass, browns, reds, purples and oranges. The whole style is basically; what if victorians used steam to power almost everything, and there's a bit of sci-fi technology as well with airships and the like.

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Adam Belaire
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd make sure it's in the lease agreement that no alterations done to the house without owner's prior written approval. Hope he kept the damage deposit to pay for fixing this awful mess.

Kat Lyle
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2 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's no way that deposit is going to cover restoring to the previous beautiful state

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