For most of us, our home is the most important space in our lives. After all, it's where we spend the bulk of our time. But the design choices and repairs we've gathered here show that not all apartments were created - or maintained - equally. From questionable "home improvements" to pure acts of laziness, you'll be chuckling your way through this list - and wondering what the people behind these home choices were thinking.
Less Than A Month In And The Ceiling Is Falling
When this couple moved into their new apartment, they expected a little rain. Maybe even a storm. But they didn't expect the literal sky to come crashing down on them less than a month in. The ceiling collapse, caused by what the landlord claimed was an "Act of god," was not his fault, and he wasn't responsible for damages. This would make anyone scream and cry. It sounds like the worst day to be a tenant.
Maybe it's time to start looking for an apartment with a better ceiling and landlord.
This Landlord Is the Michelangelo of Pressure Washing
When he said he would pressure wash your deck, you had images of a sparkling clean wooden haven where you could relax and enjoy the sun's rays. Instead, you got a colorful mish-mash of wiggly lines and cartoonish figures. And no, you didn't accidentally wander into a kindergartener's art class. Your landlord is unfamiliar with the different nozzles and their purpose. Instead of using the correct nozzle for cleaning, he chose the one that reminded him of a finger-paint brush.
But hey, who needs a clean deck when you can have a deck that doubles as a canvas for your neighbor's five-year-old's doodles?
Well That Renovation Backfired
In a bizarre turn of events, a landlord has left his tenants scratching their heads over his latest renovation project. Despite promises of new shower doors, the reality was a shower head that appeared to have been designed for the wrong tenants. Many have been left wondering what the landlord was thinking when he decided to install a shower head so low and shower doors that hardly covered the shower!
Whatever the reason behind this baffling bathroom installation, one thing is for sure - it's a story that will leave people chuckling and confused in equal measure.
Don't Get Rid of Wasp Nests, Just Paint Over Them
Moving into a new home is always an adventure. Excitement, fear, and uncertainty – all blend into a mixed bag of emotions. But one person recently got a dose of all three emotions when they discovered something extremely weird in their closet. Imagine moving in, unpacking, and excitedly planning the decoration of your new home only to realize that your landlord painted over two wasp nests in your closet! They couldn't believe their eyes.
We can't even begin to imagine the look of terror and disbelief on their faces as they mistook them for paint rollers.
Duct Tape Fixes Everything
The landlord had been warned by his tenants about the leaky ceiling. He promised to fix it right away, but with a busy schedule, he ended up forgetting all about it. So, one day, when it finally began to pour down in the apartment, he knew he had to act fast. But what does one do when the leak just won't stop? He remembered the good old duct tape trick, "after all, it fixes everything," he thought to himself.
In no time, the ceiling was patched up with a layer of duct tape because, of course, this is how to properly fix an issue.
Landlord Never Fixes Sagging Roof and Then It Collapses
It seems like this landlord has taken customer service to the next level! After months of asking the landlord to investigate the sagging roof in this tenant's kitchen, one homeowner was pleasantly surprised with a new development. As they walked into their kitchen, they found the roof had collapsed, and now there was a gaping hole. We can only hope that maybe the landlord wants to address the problem now.
We can only hope this was fixed quickly, but add this to the list of the worst landlords ever. Good luck to this tenant; we hope they moved.
When Your Landlord Ruins a Perfectly Good Thing
We've all heard of the "Landlord Special," the stereotypical subpar apartment that landlords seem to churn out with ease. But sometimes, even we can be surprised by their enthusiasm when it comes to cutting corners. Take, for example, this one landlord who decided to paint a door and somehow made it look even worse than before. The end result was a door that was a patchwork of clashing colors and peeling paint.
We can only assume that the landlord, in a moment of inspiration, decided that the door wasn't quite ugly enough and decided to take matters into their own hands.
Landlord Refuses to Fix Hole in Wall for 6 Months
Are you tired of waiting for your landlord to fix that annoying hole in your wall? Well, you’re not alone. Some renters have gotten so fed up with the lack of action that they’ve decided to take matters into their own hands. And what’s their solution? Turning it into an art piece, of course. Instead of staring at an ugly, gaping hole day after day, some creative souls have transformed it into something beautiful – with the help of some trusty Lego figures.
It’s sad when little plastic toys can do a better job than a professional landlord. At least it’s making people smile and giving them a good laugh.
The Landlord Is Either Lazy or an Efficient Painter
Have you ever come across a landlord who doesn't really care about the safety and well-being of their tenants? Well, we've got quite the story for you! It seems that one apartment landlord got a little too lazy when it came to updating their old and broken alarm system. Instead of taking the necessary steps to fix or remove it before painting, they opted for a quick and easy solution. They painted right over it!
This is so lazy that it's almost hilarious. And to think the tenants wouldn't notice this!
Imagine Having a Broken Window for 2 Years and This Is How Your Landlord Fixes It
Breaking news - a landlord has finally fixed a tenant's broken window after a whopping four years and two rent spikes. But don't hold your breath just yet. Instead of fixing the window like a professional, this landlord decided to go all in and use a big wooden plank to patch things up. Who needs sunlight and a working window anyway? We salute this landlord for their creativity, or should we say their cheapness?
If anything, it adds character to the apartment. Just remember, if you want fresh air, open your eyes and look at the world through the cracks in your window plank.
That's a Perfectly Well-Working Shower
We've all had that one landlord who insists that everything is perfectly fine with their property despite obvious issues that even a blind bat could spot. Take this landlord, for instance, who seems to think that the black sludge that spews out of this tenant's showerhead every time they turn it on is a completely normal occurrence. We love a good DIY project as much as the next person, but scrubbing away at a blackened showerhead is not anyone's idea of a good time.
Perhaps this landlord is just a visionary, paving the way for a new trend in bathroom decor. Who knows, maybe black sludge will soon replace those boring old shower curtains.
Don't Worry About the Trees Damaging the House, It's Decor
Attention all renters! Do you enjoy living in the danger zone? Are you tired of having a boring, predictable life where you know that the roof above your head won't collapse at any moment? Look no further! We've found the perfect place for you. Our newest rental property boasts large trees that may or may not fall on your house during a storm. It's like Russian Roulette but with your living situation. And the best part? The landlord won't lift a finger to fix it.
It's like a roller coaster ride but without any safety features. It seems to be such a dream house to live in.
Landlord Sent Cleaners to Wrong Apartment
Ah, the joys of renting! The constant uncertainty, the hefty costs, the thrill of never knowing if your landlord will suddenly decide to repaint your living room neon green. It's like a rollercoaster ride, except without the safety harness or the promise of a fun photo at the end. But seriously, folks, while renting may seem like a carefree alternative to the stresses of homeownership, it's not always rainbows and unicorns.
For instance, imagine coming home after a grueling day at work to find all your stuff packed up in garbage bags. And not because you're a hoarder, but because some cleaners sent by your landlord cleared out the wrong apartment.
Landlord's Attempt at Tree Makeover Leads to Car Disaster
A group of tenants in an apartment complex were left scratching their heads after their landlord took it upon himself to give one of the property's tree guards a new coat of paint - with disastrous consequences. The landlord, known for his eccentric decorating tastes, opted for a bright neon orange color, which we can only assume was an attempt to jazz up the place. However, his spray-painting job proved to be bad.
A gust of wind blew the sticky pink paint onto a tenant's parked car. Naturally, the tenant was less than thrilled with their new paint job.
We Hope This Tenant Has a Newfound Love for Industrial-Style Home Decor
This family thought they were doing the right thing by notifying their landlord of the leaking gas fireplace in their living room. Little did they know that their landlord would respond with a complete 180-degree turn, transforming their cozy living space into a furnace room! Gone are the days of gathering around the fireplace with a warm cup of cocoa and a good book. Perhaps next time, they'll just invest in some extra blankets instead.
Instead, they are now surrounded by the hum and whirr of a basement furnace, staring down at them like some kind of metal beast.
A Landlord Hid a Camera so He Could Watch Them Change
As we all know, landlords can be pretty shady sometimes. But this one takes the cake - a tenant discovered a camera hidden in the laundry room of their rental, facing a mirror in their entryway. You heard that right, folks - this landlord was spying on his tenant as they changed clothes! Talk about creepy. We're hoping for justice to be served and for this landlord to learn that invading someone's privacy is never okay.
Cheers to all the responsible and respectful landlords out there! But just wait because the ones on this list only get weirder.
This Bathroom Looks Professionally Cleaned by Raccoons
This tenant recently moved into a new apartment, only to be greeted with a swampy surprise in the shower. The landlord claimed that the apartment had been "professionally cleaned," but we're questioning whether they hired a team of professionals or just a bunch of swamp creatures. The shower was so filthy that it looked like someone had decided to take a dip in the nearby swamp and then thought, “Hey, why not rinse off in this lovely shower?”
Lesson learned: Always ask for photographic evidence of a “professionally cleaned” apartment. Or just bring your own hazmat suit.
When Your Landlord Thinks You're a Spy and Ruins Your Electronics
We all know how important it is to have good landlord-tenant relationships. But what if your landlord mistakes you for a government agent and locks you out of your own apartment? Sounds like a scene from a sitcom, right? Unfortunately for one unlucky tenant, it was a real-life nightmare. According to reports, the tenant returned from work one day to find his landlord had changed the locks and barricaded the door.
Why, you ask? Well, the landlord believed that the tenant was a secret government agent and had been spying on him.
When Your Landlord Didn't Pass Geometry
It's a situation we've all been in - the toilet seat breaks, and you're left wondering what to do. For one lucky renter, their landlady came to the rescue and sent a brand new one their way. But as they opened the box, they realized it was the wrong size - not the square seat they had requested. While some may find this frustrating, this renter found humor in the situation.
After all, what's more amusing than a round toilet seat on a square toilet?
Who Needs Water Anyway
The case of the forgetful landlord has left his tenants high and dry, quite literally. Apparently, he "didn't know" that he hadn't paid the water bill for several months. Of course, this is no excuse, and the water company was quick to react. They sent a guy to investigate, and what he found was pure fraud. The water pipe was immediately confiscated, leaving the tenants without running water at all!
Clearly, this landlord may need a refresher course in the art of responsibility and common sense.
The Landlord Tried to Deny There's Hard Water in This Place
They say laughter is the best medicine, and the following story will surely make you chuckle. Recently, a couple moved into a rental property and noticed that the water in their home was hard. Determined to find a solution, they decided to boil some water in a pot, hoping that it would improve the taste and clarity of the water. However, to their dismay, the pot was completely ruined and covered in a thick layer of residue.
When they complained to the landlord about the hard water, he confidently denied that there was an issue. Well, there is no denying this picture.
The Paint Was Peeling and Uncovered Marble
This tenant noticed the paint kept chipping on their window sill and realized there was marble underneath! At first, the residents of the building were in shock - could their landlords be so clueless about interior design? Who would paint over marble? So either the tenant could have chipped paint all over their window or try and recover the original marble underneath. Either way, the landlord is not looking smart here.
You never know what might be lurking beneath that shoddy DIY paint job! Landlords will really cover up anything.
Because Paint Fixes Everything
Looking for a laugh? Well, check out this story about a landlord who fixed their tenant's fire sprinkler with paint. Apparently, one unlucky tenant discovered that their sprinkler system wasn't working, and instead of fixing it properly, their landlord decided to simply paint over it. Yup, you heard that right - paint! Not only does this disregard safety, but it's also a clear sign that this landlord lacks basic common sense.
We can only hope that this landlord receives a proper wake-up call before they end up causing a dangerous fire.
Might as Well Paint Over the Furniture Too
The recent tenants who moved into an apartment owned by a certain landlord found themselves in a peculiar situation. The landlord, who apparently did not have any interest in home décor, decided to take matters into their own hands and do some painting. Unfortunately, it wasn't your ordinary type of paint job. The landlord covered everything, including outlets and lights, with no regard for functionality. Well, that was an interesting choice.
Although this may sound like a scene from a slapstick comedy, we assure you it's very real. Now, if you're thinking of using electricity anytime soon, think again.
The Landlord Refused to Fix a Huge Plumbing Issue
They say the nose knows, and boy, did this renter's nose lead him on a wild ride. For months he had been complaining about the unmistakable stench of poop emanating from his room and the outside area. His landlord brushed it off as a figment of his imagination, but the tenant knew better. Determined to get to the bottom of this foul-smelling mystery, he hired a private plumber to inspect the situation.
And boy, did he get a surprise. The main sewer line was rusted out and clogged with toilet paper and even paper towels. Talk about an unsavory surprise.
Well That's One Way to Ruin All of Your Floors
Attention all tenants and hardwood floor enthusiasts! We have some juicy tea for you about one terrible landlord's attempts to "fix" some gorgeous hardwood floors. When our dear tenants signed their lease, they were delighted to see the beautiful, well-maintained floors. However, on move-in day, their hearts sank as they saw that their floors had been butchered by the landlord's questionable handiwork. Apparently, the landlord attempted to fix some minor scratches left by the previous tenant.
But instead of calling in a professional, they took matters into their own hands. The result? The once stunning floors now resembled a kindergarten art project gone wrong.
Publicly Shaming Those Who Hadn't Paid yet
Have you ever heard of a landlord who takes the phrase "going the extra mile" quite literally? Well, meet Mr. Landlord, who did just that. It seems that Mr. Landlord was a bit short on rent money this month and decided to take matters into his own hands. He printed out a list of all the unit numbers that hadn't paid yet, circled them, and put them up in giant posters around the neighborhood for everyone to see.
Now, this might seem like an effective way to shame tenants into paying up, but let's talk about invasion of privacy and intimidation, shall we?
This Tenant Almost Got Evicted for Hanging His Country's Flag up
In today's world, we are blessed with diverse cultures and nationalities that make us richer as humans. While many landlords embrace the different flags hanging proudly in their shared houses, some still remain ignorant and make uninformed assumptions that cause some hilarious outcomes. Enter one Austrian tenant who, much to his surprise, was facing eviction for a "Nazi flag" hanging in his room. The tenant, at first, was confused. As an Austrian, he never thought his national flag would cause any offense.
But, of course, the best part of the whole ordeal was the landlord's face when he looked up the Austrian flag, only to find that it wasn't the Nazi flag he was thinking of.
The Landlord Who Drank His Tenant's Beer
This landlord went in to paint a tenant's apartment and helped himself to an unopened beer in the tenant's kitchen. Not only is that inappropriate, but it was a limited-edition beer. You see, this wasn't just any beer. It was a limited-release edition in honor of MF Doom, the iconic rapper who had just passed away. This tenant was collecting this product and not intending to drink it. This landlord clearly overstepped so many boundaries!
And yet, the landlord was swigging away without a care in the world. Don't mess with someone's Limited-Release MF Doom Beer, no matter how tempting it may be.
Landlord Would Rather Kick Out Tenants Than Fix a Leaking Ceiling
Have you ever heard of a landlord who would rather kick you out than fix a few leaky ceilings? Well, folks, buckle up because this is a wild ride. According to sources, a landlord has suggested to their tenants that it's time to move instead of repairing their leaky ceilings. We can't help but wonder, what's next? A burst pipe, maybe a fire, and then a simple "well, you could always move" response?
We're all for being optimistic, but come on, how can this be the landlord's solution? Is this their attempt to save money by avoiding repairs?
Tenants Move Into New Apartment That Is Covered in Filth
Recently, a group of tenants got the keys to their new apartment and eagerly rushed in, excited to start their new life in their brand-new space. But as they entered, their excitement quickly turned into disgust. The unit had not been cleaned, despite assurances from their new landlord that it was spotless. Instead, the place was covered in filth, complete with holes in the wall, uninvited critters, and gunk in the fridge.
While the landlord’s lack of hygiene and unwillingness to help his tenants may be concerning, it does make for a funny story.
Growing Vegetables Is Apparently a Public Annoyance
When this tenant and her roommates received a notice from their landlord that they had "too many plants" in their yard, they were in disbelief. After all, this was their only personal outdoor space, and they had been carefully cultivating a beautiful garden filled with vegetables. Their landlord has apparently not aged enough to appreciate the value of fresh produce! And it isn't even that many plants anyway, so it's very strange.
Who knew having a garden could be such a rebellious act? We wonder if they ever got rid of it.
When Your Landlord Locks You Out of Your Own Apartment
It seems that some landlords are getting a little too bold these days, as tenants report outrageous antics. One particularly egregious example: a landlord who changed the locks on an apartment without bothering to let the tenant know! Now, you might be thinking that there must be some kind of reasonable explanation for this. Maybe the tenant was behind on rent, or there was some dispute between the two parties.
But nope! In this case, the tenant was just minding their own business, working late hours like so many of us do, when they came home to find they were suddenly locked out of their home.
Sealing a Mosquito to the Countertop Must Be the Latest Home Design Trend
Are you tired of dealing with pesky mosquitoes ruining your meal prep time? Look no further than the latest landlord fail, sealing a mosquito under countertop epoxy. Not only is it disgusting, but it's also a potential health hazard. Imagine all the bacteria and germs that little critter is bringing to the surface. Unless it's a warning to other mosquitoes, you'll meet the same fate if you hang around this apartment.
It's like a twisted form of mosquito population control. Add this to the long list of landlord fails we must watch out for.
This Landlord Only Paid for a New Oven to Be Dropped off
As if dealing with a broken gas oven wasn't enough, this landlord takes it to a whole new level. Apparently, this landlord decided to "fix" the problem by ordering a new oven... but only paying for it to be dropped off. No installation, no set-up, just a shiny new appliance sitting in the middle of the kitchen. Can you imagine the frustration of this poor tenant? But the best part is yet to come.
The landlord was shocked that the tenant wasn't happy with the situation and wanted a professional to install it! This landlord should be happy the tenant didn't try and install it themselves.