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. And the corner of Reddit called LandlordLove [sarcasm detected] documents the most troubling cases of "leeching landlords" in hopes to "abolish the archaic practice of landlording where housing is not considered a right but a privilege to be paid for."

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, 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

Yikes

Yikes

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Kaisa
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3 months ago

Holy hell

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#2

Be Aware Of Your Rights, Everybody

Be Aware Of Your Rights, Everybody

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Hans
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3 months ago

Nice try!

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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

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

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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Ember
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3 months ago

This is totally illegal!

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#4

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

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

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

what kind of photo did you expect? One where you can feel what temperature it is through the screen?

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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

Landlords Are Among The Worst People Ever To Exist

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Laura Craig
Community Member
3 months ago

Get that f ing landlord look at those little boys in the face and tell them what he did to their daddy!!

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#6

Imagine Paying For Someone’s Negligence

Imagine Paying For Someone’s Negligence

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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

that's ridiculous.

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#7

Mask Off

Mask Off

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Kaisa
Community Member
3 months ago

What an ass.

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#8

My Landlord Told Me He’d Pressure Wash My Deck

My Landlord Told Me He’d Pressure Wash My Deck

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Benjamin tatham
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I mean, he did it 😂😂 just not very well

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#9

Wall Of Shame

Wall Of Shame

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Gurnox
Community Member
3 months ago

It horrifies me that there are people this callous in the world.

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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

Landlords Don't Deserve Rights

Landlords Don't Deserve Rights

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Ember
Community Member
3 months ago

OMFG!

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#11

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

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

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Tabitha L
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is being a landlord not a job? You have to maintain the property, collect rent, advertise vacancies, field inquiries and tenant issues, etc. I've never heard someone say that being a landlord isn't a job, but apparently this is a common thought. My WWII vet grandfather owned a few apartments. You better believe he treated that as a job.

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#12

Are You Sure?

Are You Sure?

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

In the US, you pay for a mold expert to come in, then they bill your landlord for their services after notifying the state licensing/etc. people that the properties are unsafe. There are mold expderts who will not charge *you* at all. I found one once.

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#13

This Is How The Landlord Fixed The Leaky Ceiling

This Is How The Landlord Fixed The Leaky Ceiling

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Ember
Community Member
3 months ago

This has got to be a joke...it’s insane!

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#14

My Landlord Is Super Serious About Fire Safety

My Landlord Is Super Serious About Fire Safety

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Gurnox
Community Member
3 months ago

The padlock is a nice touch

soni w
Community Member
3 months ago

Bottle of water?

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Julia Atkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

I had no idea Mr Bean was a landlord

Ellie
Community Member
3 months ago

When are we going to get one about bad tenants?

Maddie Star ⭐
Community Member
3 months ago

is that a bottle of water padlocked in a box? wtf

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
3 months ago

Illegal. But many of these are.

Suzanne Haigh
Community Member
5 days ago

Is that a bottle of water in there?

Marilyn Ransberry
Community Member
1 month ago

Report to fire inspector.

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
1 month ago

Meaning?

Angelina Cox
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow, really safe 🙄

🤪🥰.That.One.Person.🥰🤪
Community Member
3 months ago

huh.. i wonder what it could be.. 🤔🤔

𝔎𝔯𝔯𝔶𝔭𝔱𝔬𝔫
Community Member
3 months ago

Let's at least hope that's a bottle of water instead of an extinguisher, not a bottle of alcohol or white spirit.

Znaya
Community Member
3 months ago

Must be expensive, it has a padlock on it 😀

Al Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

I mean water does extinguish fire... It would be kind of funny if wasn't so insanely dangerous.

Deceased Nemo
Community Member
3 months ago

bru can't you report that or something

Miriam Brose
Community Member
3 months ago

Took me a while to see that that's a frickin WATER BOTTLE!

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

When in doubt, listen to MC Hammer.

Robert T
Community Member
3 months ago

It most countries that will be illegal and needs reporting.

Donkey boi
Community Member
3 months ago

The A-hole will probably charge you for breaking the cabinet to get to it in an emergency!

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#15

In What Reality Is This Normal?

In What Reality Is This Normal?

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Hugh Cookson
Community Member
3 months ago

It's not .... mass rent refusal, then boycott and protest to stop others being snagged in the same trap !!

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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

I'm Pretty Sure This Is Illegal

I'm Pretty Sure This Is Illegal

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

"Wamth is just an illusion."

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#17

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

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

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

What a lovely human being, so full of empathy, so little greed.

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#18

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

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

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Jihana
Community Member
3 months ago

This is sick

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#19

Landlord Commits A Federal Crime To Try And Get Rent

Landlord Commits A Federal Crime To Try And Get Rent

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Hannah Edwards
Community Member
3 months ago

Report them.

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#20

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

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

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DC
Community Member
3 months ago

Someone doing this with my cat would likely not survive - and I likely wouldn't feel sorry. Coldheartedness cannot be fought with kindness. You gotta asshole-up on them then.

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#21

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

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

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Spork420
Community Member
3 months ago

People don't seem to understand, that even though they got out of paying rent for X amount of months, the landlord still has to pay the mortgage to the bank, otherwise the property will be foreclosed on. The landlord then loses the property, and the tenant still ends up out on the street. And generally that rental income is what is paying the mortgage.

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#22

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

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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James016
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3 months ago

Landlord may have looked at it and nothing else.

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#23

NYC Landlords Like

NYC Landlords Like

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Ksenia M
Community Member
3 months ago

the picture looks photoshopped?

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#24

Paint Job

Paint Job

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MiriPanda
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this the same one who painted over the spiders?

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#25

Most Leeches Are Morally Bankrupt But Trump Really Takes The Cake

Most Leeches Are Morally Bankrupt But Trump Really Takes The Cake

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

we all know that Trump has no regard for anyone else. Glad that he is no longer president and I am not American.

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#26

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

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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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

this is the perfect response.

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#27

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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Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
3 months ago

Its -40 and he's turning the heating DOWN? that's not even being a d**k, that's being borderline criminal.

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#28

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

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

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Hayhaypaula
Community Member
3 months ago

I hope you put a warning sign on the door!?

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#29

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

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

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Ember
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3 months ago

OMG!

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#30

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

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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Katy F
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3 months ago

WTF

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#31

Any Tips On Making A Couple Homeless Before Christmas

Any Tips On Making A Couple Homeless Before Christmas

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Ember
Community Member
3 months ago

I’m lost for words.....

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#32

Landlords Grow Rich In Their Sleep

Landlords Grow Rich In Their Sleep

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kjorn
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

he did't have more money... the value of his property has increase... so his TAXES as well... i understand this one to be angry but he need to understand the economics. if my house value raise so do my taxes for my house. yeah i could make more money IF i sell it but for now, the same house cost me more money to live in.

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#33

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

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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Sarcastic Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm sorry but... what are those?

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#34

That's One Way To Install It

That's One Way To Install It

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Scott McLaughlin
Community Member
3 months ago

That looks oks like an asbestos ceiling

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#35

Room Temperature Is A Privilege

Room Temperature Is A Privilege

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Gurnox
Community Member
3 months ago

Wonder if France still have any guillotines kicking about?

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#36

Landlord Brings Jesus Into The Conversation

Landlord Brings Jesus Into The Conversation

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Andrew Gibb
Community Member
3 months ago

“To the Levites I have given every tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service that they do, their service in the tent of meeting" Not very Christian of the landlord.

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#37

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

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

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Kaisa
Community Member
3 months ago

That is just cruel. Poor spiders.

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#38

It's Rape, Dont Call It Anything Else

It's Rape, Dont Call It Anything Else

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
3 months ago

For those defending the trash: Sex requires informed and willing consent. By having the option of being homeless or sleeping with your landlord, though you are making an informed decision to not be homeless, you are being coerced into doing the act, and thus not willing, which withdraws the consent, making it rape.

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#39

Petty

Petty

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
3 months ago

how's is this wrong? rent is due when it's due

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#40

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

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

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Tabitha L
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3 months ago

Barf. That is disgusting.

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