Finding a new place to live in is quite a task in itself, but for some people, the struggle doesn't end there. There are landlords who create such a toxic environment, their tenants' everyday life becomes a neverending misery. From installing secret surveillance cameras to ignoring ceiling leaks, these greedy bastards are full of dirty tricks.

Bored Panda has compiled this list to prove that you should always remain skeptical when hunting for an apartment. One thing's for sure, though, those sly foxes are definitely know how to save a penny.

#1

So My Friend's Landlord Thinks This Is No Big Deal

So My Friend's Landlord Thinks This Is No Big Deal

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Alusair Alustriel
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1 year ago

What the actual hell

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However, even the worst landlords have to try real hard to come close to Steven Croman. He spent decades flipping rent-controlled Manhattan apartment buildings, buying them cheap and having his employees remove the apartment's occupants. Croman's employees referred to the tenants as 'targets,' and were competing to push out the most as they would receive a bonus for each tenant they forced out.

#2

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

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

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ERIKA H.
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure that's illegal

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When the 'targets' refused to move, Croman enforced harassment. He turned their buildings into dangerous construction sites, refused to make repairs, and cut off heat, electricity, and hot water. If that wasn't enough, he ordered his companies to file baseless lawsuits against the residents. One tenant, for example, was brought to court 11 times, even though she was not behind on the rent; another tenant racked up $240,000 in legal fees.

#3

That Awkward Moment When Your "Thermostat" Is Actually Just Hanging On A Nail, And Doesn't Control The Temperature Whatsoever. Shout Out To The Best Landlords Ever

That Awkward Moment When Your "Thermostat" Is Actually Just Hanging On A Nail, And Doesn't Control The Temperature Whatsoever. Shout Out To The Best Landlords Ever

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, no.

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If tenants continued living in the apartments, Croman would call Anthony Falconite. The retired police officer would pose as a repairman, a building manage or an inspector to get into people’s homes. Once inside, he would come up with an accusations, telling tenants they were occupying the units illegally. Falconite would demand their IDs, and take their photos without permission. 

#4

Landlords Didn't Believe Me When I Tried To Tell Them We Had A Slug Infestation. Said They've Never Heard Of Such A Problem

Landlords Didn't Believe Me When I Tried To Tell Them We Had A Slug Infestation. Said They've Never Heard Of Such A Problem

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Sparrow Flying Free
Community Member
1 year ago

Nope.

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After his tenants were gone, Croman ignored construction laws and performed work without permits more than on 175 occasions. Eventually, Croman’s shady methods drew the attention of officials, and he was charged with grand larceny and tax fraud. In 2017, he pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay a $5 million tax settlement and $8 million to his former tenants. He was also sentenced to one year in jail.

#5

This Is How The Landlord Fixed The Leaky Ceiling

This Is How The Landlord Fixed The Leaky Ceiling

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Jeff Beeson
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I had that exact light fixture in my kitchen for years and I have a scar on the very top of my head from the day I wore very thick soled work boots and forgot it was there. That thing is heavy and has a spike. I can almost guarantee that his "fix" will end up costing a LOT more to properly fix it if he tries to leave it that way.

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#6

My Landlord Finally Installed A New Gated Entryway. I Feel So Much Safer Now

My Landlord Finally Installed A New Gated Entryway. I Feel So Much Safer Now

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IzzieM
Community Member
1 year ago

Facepalm

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#7

My Landlord Sucks

My Landlord Sucks

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

That is really dangerous. Someone will get hurt for sure!

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#8

I've Been Arguing With My Landlord About Water Seeping Into My Apartment For 2 Months Now. Found This Little Guy Today

I've Been Arguing With My Landlord About Water Seeping Into My Apartment For 2 Months Now. Found This Little Guy Today

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Sparrow Flying Free
Community Member
1 year ago

Burn the flippin' house down!

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#9

A Leak My Landlord Refuses To Fix. Is This Mold? Is It Dangerous?

A Leak My Landlord Refuses To Fix. Is This Mold? Is It Dangerous?

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes that is mould. Yes that is dangerous.

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#10

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

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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ERIKA H.
Community Member
1 year ago

Also illegal

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#11

Landlord Charges Residents To Use The Elevator

Landlord Charges Residents To Use The Elevator

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Magpie
Community Member
1 year ago

That should be against some law.

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#12

My Landlord Is Super Serious About Fire Safety

My Landlord Is Super Serious About Fire Safety

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Yes. Water always works well with an electrical fire...🙄

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#13

Landlord Responded Right Away When I Sent Him The Second Pic

Landlord Responded Right Away When I Sent Him The Second Pic

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Hope it gets fixed!

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#14

Told My Landlord That There Was A Drip Coming From My Ceiling About Two Weeks Ago. They Did Nothing About It And I Woke Up To This This Morning

Told My Landlord That There Was A Drip Coming From My Ceiling About Two Weeks Ago. They Did Nothing About It And I Woke Up To This This Morning

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Gabrielle St-Pierre
Community Member
1 year ago

Good thing you didn't sleep on the couch that night

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#15

My Ceiling Caved In And The Landlord Said They Won't Fix It Until It Rains Again And They Can Find The Leak

My Ceiling Caved In And The Landlord Said They Won't Fix It Until It Rains Again And They Can Find The Leak

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

That doesn't even makes sense...

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#16

Landlord Promised To Install A Cat Flap In Our Back Door After Some Security Issues. Came Home To This

Landlord Promised To Install A Cat Flap In Our Back Door After Some Security Issues. Came Home To This

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

LOL! The cat actually uses it! 😂

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#17

Landlord Ignored Me For Two Months About My Sparking Outlet, Got Worried About A Fire And Did It Myself And I Find This

Landlord Ignored Me For Two Months About My Sparking Outlet, Got Worried About A Fire And Did It Myself And I Find This

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Is that moss?!

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#18

Welcome To Renting In London! My Landlord Has Just Put Our Thermostat In A Cage

Welcome To Renting In London! My Landlord Has Just Put Our Thermostat In A Cage

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Time to brush up on your lock-picking skills.

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#19

Each Time We Ask Our Landlord To Fix The Shower They Just Add A New Nozzle

Each Time We Ask Our Landlord To Fix The Shower They Just Add A New Nozzle

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Can you open them all at the same time?

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#20

My Friend Asked Me If This Message From Her 53-Year-Old Landlord Was Creepy

My Friend Asked Me If This Message From Her 53-Year-Old Landlord Was Creepy

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Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

Run. now. Run, and never look back. This is HIGHLY ILLEGAL for him to be taking photos of you without permission etc, within this context of him being your landlord. I'd be changing the locks, and looking for hidden cameras now. Seriously

RaroaRaroa
Community Member
1 year ago

What I don't get is why he told her. Was he hoping she'd be flattered?

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Is this the guy with the 360° camera??? I suspect there's more than a microwave in that place...

Kathy Baylis
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I never ever allowed my landlord in my apartment unless I was there to supervise. In the US, a landlord is not allowed to enter an apartment unless the renter gives permission, and then can only complete whatever installation or repair was OK’d——it’s not blanket permission to snoop or take pictures. Yes, she did give permission by text, but only for installation of a replacement microwave, nothing more. This guy is completely out of line and should be reported. ASAP. Remember, he has a key to your home, and has broken your trust that he will not invade your privacy further.

GB1997
Community Member
1 year ago

it could of been a funny pic/ caption we need more context. Or a pic of the pic in question

Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

To be honest this could just be a joke...

John
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, in read that as him trying to be silly but coming off creepy.

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Max L.
Community Member
1 year ago

"That'd be my sister, she's minor age, cops are coming, they asked you to be present when they arrive or they will issue a warrant for you. See you later."

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Eeww.

Tambot
Community Member
1 year ago

It was all so nice and normal... until THAT

SnowMercy
Community Member
1 year ago

Like that's awful of course but why out himself? Is he hoping she's like... Oh no problemo! Whack it to me whenevs ya get the urge. In fact, you seem financially stable and not creepy at all, you wanna do this thing for reals?

Paper A
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay... Even as some of you are saying this was meant as a joke it's hard to find to find a joke like that funny as a woman. People you actually know and trust do terrible things with our pictures. E. G. Revenge porn. This is not funny or legal or okay at all. Were I to recieve this message I would only find it horrifying

The Frog
Community Member
1 year ago

I think this is just a joke, my landlord would say something like this, hes a funny man.

Lu
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s only what he told you he did. Yeah creepy

xXKittensweetXx
Community Member
1 year ago

no.

-Møøn-
Community Member
1 year ago

OK UM WHAT????

no_name
Community Member
1 month ago

Pretty sure he has peepholes or cameras somewhere in the flat

Josie Newburn
Community Member
1 year ago

creep

Charis Farmer
Community Member
1 year ago

That is so creepy. You need to leave, or else your landlord will probably do something worse next time. He is totally a pervert.

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

WTF

Mari Bryant
Community Member
1 year ago

Uhm. Ewwww. No cubic feet is worth this.

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
1 year ago

I took a pic too a screenshot and I hope its ok with you when I sue your azz

Gemma Lees
Community Member
1 year ago

This is literally the start of at least a dozen horror films.

Amanda Dorn
Community Member
1 year ago

Eeewww yuk never talk to me like that again, now lower the rent - would have been my reply

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

Weeeiiirrd!!!

Laughinmydreams
Community Member
1 year ago

Creepy stalker, notify cops, and MOVE, you have grounds.

Kacey Pounds
Community Member
1 year ago

I hope he got beat up for that. That is not okay whatsoever

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup, creepy af.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

It would be creepier if she came home and found the pic missing from the fridge.

KT Trondsen
Community Member
1 year ago

gross.....

KoalaLa
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of my landlord! I always e-mail him in a formal style.. He answers in whatsapp, all creepy & with emoticons. Dafuq.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

WHAT A CREEP!

Starlee87
Community Member
1 year ago

Perv

Jonathan Reiter
Community Member
1 year ago

Yeah, this sounds like a creep. A creep of the fucking magnitude...

Valerea King
Community Member
1 year ago

He took a pic of a pic, still creeptastic but not like he installed a Nest system. Still check for one though 👀🎥

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
1 year ago

Stalker mode...

Mark Kelly
Community Member
1 year ago

wtf? Creepy, plus why even admit it?

Annie
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewww!

Baton Rouge
Community Member
1 year ago

RUN AND DONT LOOK BACK

Stacey Grant
Community Member
1 year ago

Not only illegal to steal your property but also illegal for him not to give you ATLEAST a 24 hours notice before entering unless it's an emergency ! This LL gave less than 30 mins notice....

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
1 year ago

Never trust someone who spells fridge that way.

TheKnightOwl
Community Member
1 year ago

This reminds me of when I was living alone with my young daughter. The landlord would take my washing off the line for me because "it will get damaged if you leave it in the sun too long". I found it strange, but didn't think too much about it. Then one day after being out the entire day I noticed the back sliding door wouldn't unlock from the inside; long story short, it had been locked with the key, and the landlord was the only other person with a key. As I started looking elsewhere to live, the landlord visited me often, and during one of the more gross conversations he said, "you should have more kids while your daughter is young. I don't know why you haven't found someone to help you, I'd be happy to have babies with you if you want". I was in my mid twenties, he was in his mid sixties. So incredibly inappropriate.

Sophia Svitenko
Community Member
1 year ago

Pretty sure she could sue the landlord for that photo

Lenka Smetanová
Community Member
1 year ago

well, yeah it creepy but at least he confess, I mean... he can be silent and not say a word but he did, so I think that is a plus for him. But I dont know. I knew a man who would do such think and also tell the person he did it, yeah he is a liiiiitttle creepy, but he would never hurt a fly, he just loved pretty woman, he was also a land lord, he rent an apartment to a single mother with handicap boy, he was really great guy, when she need something he did it for free, he also forgive her some month rents and told her its okay, and he helping her with her son too, he's also helping at the dog shelter and buying a dog food for them... yeah he was deffinetly creep, he always hugging me in weird creep way, but he had a golden heart.. He died at cancer year ago :(

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

Thiz is when a camera becomes a suppository

Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 year ago

Ewwwwwwww. Creeper

LuckyL
Community Member
1 year ago

I thought - what's wrong here - until I came to the last message.

Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Ugh...no?

HorrorWeirdo
Community Member
1 year ago

I would be like ‘PERVERT ALERT!!!!!!!!’ And proceed to bash him with the law.

Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

Who says the picture is sexy? Could be a really funny picture of somebody dressed in an inflatable sumo costume, or maybe it's a gorgeous landscape and the ladies are super, super tiny silhouettes in the photo. Better find out before casting judgement. No the landlord should take the pic in the first place but you have zero proof it's for sexy reasons

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Bora Temizsoy
Community Member
1 year ago

Poor Joe, Does not he deserve a little fun?

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#21

Landlord Fitted A Shower Head Holder, Perfect For When I Finish My Shift At The Chocolate Factory

Landlord Fitted A Shower Head Holder, Perfect For When I Finish My Shift At The Chocolate Factory

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Chris Jones
Community Member
1 year ago

They clearly don't intend you to stand under it. Shower hose on my bath has a holder as part of the taps - it's for washing your hair when in the bath.

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#22

Our Landlord Fixed Our Deck

Our Landlord Fixed Our Deck

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ravina nimje
Community Member
1 year ago

Move the dog, its not safe

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#23

Our Landlord Installed The Locks To Our Front Door Backwards

Our Landlord Installed The Locks To Our Front Door Backwards

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

You have one job...

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#24

I Told My Landlord To Fix The Leak In The Ceiling. She Ignored Me

I Told My Landlord To Fix The Leak In The Ceiling. She Ignored Me

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

It looks like she won't fix that either...

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#25

My Landlord Said There Was A Pool, He Failed To Mention It Is Closed. Forever

My Landlord Said There Was A Pool, He Failed To Mention It Is Closed. Forever

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Darn!

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#26

Landlord Hung The Microwave, This Is As Far As It Opens Before Hitting The Wall

Landlord Hung The Microwave, This Is As Far As It Opens Before Hitting The Wall

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

The microwave from previous landlord??

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#27

My "Oh So Awesome" Landlord Quit Cleaning My Pool Cause Kids Who Weren’t Living Here Were Playing In It

My "Oh So Awesome" Landlord Quit Cleaning My Pool Cause Kids Who Weren’t Living Here Were Playing In It

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

One word: mosquitoes.

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#28

We Asked Our Landlord For A Bigger Table. He Built Us This

We Asked Our Landlord For A Bigger Table. He Built Us This

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Foxxy’s #1 fan
Community Member
1 year ago

I don’t understand how a table is the landlords responsibility unless the place already came furnished (which isn’t common where I live).

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#29

The Landlord Decided To Get Rid Of This Tree For No Reason, Additionally Killing Newborn Birds In The Process

The Landlord Decided To Get Rid Of This Tree For No Reason, Additionally Killing Newborn Birds In The Process

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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Arsehole.

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#30

My Landlord Promised To “Redo The Bathroom Floors.” This Was The Result

My Landlord Promised To “Redo The Bathroom Floors.” This Was The Result

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Rabbit Carrot
Community Member
1 year ago

What’s the issue here? He’s replaced three wood hasn’t he? Just get a tin of wood stain and paint it to match. 3 minute job.

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