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People Are Sharing Their Worst Landlord Stories And They're Truly Horrific

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Oct. 25 2018, Updated 5:35 p.m. ET

Americans are renting apartments more than ever before. There are tons of different factors that contribute to this: high student loans with lower paying jobs means a crumby credit score, which means you're less likely to qualify for a home loan.

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Speaking of home loans: you're probably gonna need a hefty one if you don't have some help from your parents or make a crap ton of money. Home prices are at some of the highest they've ever been, and that doesn't even factor in the ever-increasing property taxes, ie money you continually pay just to have the privilege of owning your home. So even if you own it you don't really own it.

Then there are all the headaches of owning a home, maintaining a property, footing the bill for all repairs, insurance, higher heating and energy costs, it can all seem not worth the headache. So renting seems like an alluring option. That is, until you get a crappy landlord. And boy, there are plenty of those, as evidenced in this Twitter thread.

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Some of these stories might get you house-hunting ASAP.

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I mean some places have better tenant's rights than others, but if the property isn't yours...

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If you've ever had problems with your apartment: heating, hot water, you know how annoying it can be to contact a landlord to get it fixed. But this guy's building owner's "ingenuity" takes the cake.

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What a psychopath.

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Some were just creepy.

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While others were just plain criminal.

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The nerve of this guy.

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This is just wrong on so many levels.

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This guy sounds like a real boogey man.

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The pettiness.

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This nickel and dime scumbaggery.

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If square footage was mentioned in a signed lease, then this guy could've sued for all the rent he paid.

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But sometimes, landlord experiences pan out just fine.

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On Reddit, there are plenty of awful renting stories, too.

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There was the old die-and-switch.

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Mold.

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And showing off the place while people were still living in it. Classy.

So if there's anything you can take away from this post: know your tenant's rights and always, always get signed copies of the lease with clear language. Just because you get a nightmare landlord doesn't mean you have to settle for it.

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