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.
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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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Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Eeww.

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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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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

This is quite sad.

Gipsy Kings fan
Community Member
1 year ago

Very sad, and stupid -- a beautiful healthy tree in the front yard increases the value of a house.

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Full Name
Community Member
1 year ago

There's ZERO chance it was done for no reason. Your landlord would not spend that much money for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Obviously.

Sergio Bicerra Descalzi
Community Member
1 year ago

Agree. Expensive work for no reason? I don't think so.

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Bob Beltcher
Community Member
1 year ago

It would cost over $1,500 to cut down a tree of this diamaiter, haul away all that wood, and grind the stump. No way this was done just because.

Monday
Community Member
1 year ago

Are we sure it's for no reason? It kind of looks like the roots were working their way under the structure to the left of it.

Sunzilla
Community Member
1 year ago

Arsehole.

Kim Bush
Community Member
1 year ago

The roots could have been threatening water lines or the septic system, or as others have mentioned the foundation of the house. This one isn't as obvious as the other ones in this article.

L McN
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Although sad, there may have actually been a reason. For example, maybe the city told him to remove it since the roots were causing damage to sewer or city water/gas lines? Don't assume, landlords don't tell the tenants about every problem they encounter speaking from experience, my tenants never knew half of the issues. HOWEVER, most of these pictures are just bad landlords. Edit: removed ) and replaced with a .

Bill
Community Member
1 year ago

How does the tennant know? Insurance companies make people get rid of large trees next to houses

Joshua Crooks
Community Member
1 year ago

Odd increase in shade. And no more bird carp on your car. Savings in car washing

Jacey Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

Aww! How sad

Djaris Edmonds
Community Member
1 year ago

Theres a reason the tree is bigger than the house. Now imagine a storm knocking that tree down. Im sure you get the pic now.

Lola Pagan
Community Member
1 year ago

the tree made ur home very nice r.i.p. tree u will be missed and u too baby birdies

Ronnel Samonte
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh nature :(

Pseudo Puppy
Community Member
1 year ago

arsehole. >:(

TheYTguy1
Community Member
1 year ago

This guy must be a sadist

Lindy Mac
Community Member
1 year ago

Awful person!! Try to find another place.

berna zapominszki
Community Member
1 year ago

Ooooooooooooooo!

Christine M Quigley
Community Member
1 year ago

Looks like a healthy tree! Maybe it was interfering with his view...

Jaybird3939
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

My landlord did that to me. I had a deck off my bedroom with a beautiful tree shading it. It helped keep the direct sunlight out of my bedroom and I didn't have to worry about anyone seeing me from the street. Woke up one Saturday morning to saw buzzing...there goes my sweet little tree. Never did get an explanation why.

Jo Jo Timmons
Community Member
1 year ago

He’s gearing up to put a granny flat in and become yet another greedy landlord.

Troy Currie
Community Member
1 year ago

Probably making room for additional houses or storage areas.

Thomas Ewing
Community Member
1 year ago

No reason they told you. Possibly build a house next door.

Debbie
Community Member
1 year ago

NOOOOOOOOO😡

Flavia Slag
Community Member
1 year ago

Sad

Lex Ellyss
Community Member
1 year ago

This is a residential area, so who knows what kind of issues the roots could have been causing. It looks like it's reasonably far from the house, as someone else mentioned, but deciduous trees often have deep and sprawling roots that can easily interfere with underground infrastructure such as water and power. I mean, maybe the landlord just hated that tree and had it removed...but it costs thousands to take down a mature tree like that. It doesn't make financial sense to invest that kind of money into a tree that you rarely see (assuming the landlord doesn't come by every day) unless there's a real reason for it.

Bluebird11
Community Member
1 year ago

What an asshole.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

I was afraid to scroll down, thinking there might be an actual pic of the poor little birds.

Louise Stange-Wahl
Community Member
1 year ago

Karma will get him. That is a magnificent tree--RIP...so sad and unnecessary. It isn't a crime to kill a mature tree---it's a SIN to kill a mature tree. Our huge oak tree is 700+ years old, and is an arborist certified Ohio State Champion White Oak. We have found Native American artifacts around it. If it could only talk--it will ALWAYS be safe! The rainbow was left when ET visited us! Ohio-oak-a...c58a99.jpg Ohio-oak-and-rainbow-5dd43e2c58a99.jpg

Polo Boh
Community Member
1 year ago

most of these photos show screwups caused by not acting soon/at all, but this guy even spend effort on making stuff worse!

CincyReds
Community Member
1 year ago

This one makes me very sad...looks like a completely healthy tree. Why would he do that?

Lars Skulbru
Community Member
1 year ago

Why?!? Such a beautiful tree... 😌

Michelle
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG, what a beautiful tree. People killing our MOTHER EARTH just hurts my heart.

Baton Rouge
Community Member
1 year ago

Cruel

Johnny Magumbo
Community Member
1 year ago

According to Audubon, only 30% of song birds will survive their first year. If you all want to get upset about it, get mad at cat owners whose cats are decimating local baby bird populations.

Random Panda
Community Member
1 year ago

In my country some tree types are protected and you can't cut them down even on your own land unless you have permission.

A B C
Community Member
1 year ago

Same here, and for good reason.

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Tara
Community Member
1 year ago

Very sad.

Baby Clanger
Community Member
1 year ago

The place almost had character with that beautiful tree, now it looks souless..

nala simba
Community Member
1 year ago

That is just nasty. What a cruel monster.

Emily
Community Member
1 year ago

They sound nice...

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
1 year ago

Now there’s less curb appeal too

J. Zingler
Community Member
1 year ago

:(

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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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