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This post is sponsored by Consumer Affairs Victoria. Views expressed by the blogger, and anyone making comments attached to this post, are their own. Good landlords, great housemates, no dodgy repair guys. Kate lived in an old house that she rented with her boyfriend. This happened several times over a few months. After the house was broken into The Repair Man came over to change the locks and handed Kate a bill. She refused to pay it and told him to charge the landlord.
After a few minutes of arguing he finally admitted he was the landlord and had been entering their home under a false identity for monthspretending to pay for professional repairs when he was really doing them himself. He then came back a week later and asked for some lemons off the tree in the backyard.
Sue privately rented a house from a seemingly normal man and moved in shortly after she ed the lease. Sue was looking for work at the time and was often home during the day. One day she came out of the shower wrapped in a towel and found the landlord sitting in the kitchen having a cup of tea.
Apparently he let himself in and out several times a week when he came to do the gardening. That was when he suddenly remembered Creepy landlord stories his daughter was getting married and needed to move into the house, giving Sue just one weeks notice to vacate. Matt moved into a rental property and shortly afterwards the house got broken into. The whole front door was smashed in with an axe and was in no way functional so they called the landlord to let him know.
The landlord answered the phone and curtly asked if they could call him back at another time because he was entertaining dinner guests. Matt insisted that they needed a front door put up that night and the landlord flew into a blind rage, swearing and screaming down the phone. Matt broke his lease the next day. Sarah lived in a house with a very unstable deck and one day she walked over it and one leg crashed through the rotting floorboards and right up to her knee. She was off work for a week and the landlord Creepy landlord stories asked to replace the whole deck.
The landlord showed up unannounced, looked at the deck and informed Sarah that only one board needed replacing. After months of contact nothing was done so Sarah simply had the deck repaired. This is the story of a friend of mine and it happened quite recently. They simply locked the door that aded their living room to the pizza place, ignored his knocks and everything was swell. It turns out he was the building owner and was extremely dodgy, illegally renting a fire escape as a dwelling for two people. Thankfully she was moving out. Have you ever had an awful rental experience?
Did you know your rights and who to call when everything went wrong? You can in the conversation on Facebook too. What a great idea! When I lived in Melbourne though, I had a sucky landlord who would show up unannounced to do repairs and often insisted on doing repairs themselves even though they had no experience with d.
It took another three months for him to organize a professional to come and fix the fan. Things like this are why I no longer rent privately — at least I have the buffer of a RE agent to deal with crazy landlords. I always rent through agents. I rented through an agent a while ago and we had a mould problem on the ceiling in the bathroom and the owners wanted to come clean it themselves and I said yes. They showed up and scrubbed the bathroom all day while chatting to me and having a fews beers while I cleaned my wardrobe across the hall.
It was great. Yep, my current place is a bit like that. The owner built the house and would come do any maintenance and hang out with my hubby and have a beer and a chat. He kept saying how he loved the house and wanted to move back in with us LOL.
He is revolting, and I am so sympathetic to my friend. We have a similar lady downstairs. I had to make myself a cup of tea before sitting down to read this because I knew that it would be a juicy good post! Oh no! We never hear from them, they extended our lease this year without even inspecting the property or Creepy landlord stories the rent.
I had a real estate agent come in for the standard inspection and start screaming at me for having a dog. This turned into a long and annoying dispute that I partially had to buy my way out of. The irony of this though — the woman who was doing the inspection claimed my dog damaged the wood floors, but was happy to stomp around having a tantrum at me in pointy high heels….
It feels a little dodgy but still might be worth looking into? This is akin to parking in a disabled spot when you are not. If people start exploiting the system then those that suffer are those who the benefit was set up for in the first place. Not companion dogs or therapy dogs. Pleased to hear!
Yes the net is shite for tone! I too work in areas of disability and disadvantage and hate to see anything that looks like a loophole being exploited. Much love. I hate it when people park in disabled spots or try to take advantage of the system. Honourable people unite! Much love back. I used to live in sydney with my family and we were renting a house in concord.
One weekend morning my mum found the landlord and his whole family in our backyard checking out the house and whatnot.
Basically trespassing and conducting an inspection without our consent and without telling the real estate agency! Soum had a stern word with them. Evidence is needed unfortunately. Oh that is such a good idea. People can Creepy landlord stories so daft about what they let their landlord get away with. We had a bad agent who advertised two open inspections of our apartment without telling us while we were still living there!! We had open inspections on our last flat but our flat was tiny so I just sat in the loungeroom working while people poked their he in.
It was weird. One time when we were renting I was sitting in the bathtub when a random walked in — followed by several other randoms who were walking around the house! We had notified the agency of when we were moving out and they would generally notify us if there was going to be an open house. But not that time!
So what did I do? Holy shit! Same thing happened to Mr Smags brother. This was when Mr Smags and I lived in the same house house as his brother but we were in Melbourne at the time. So innapropriate. When I let them know that I knew they never lodged our bond and that is illegal, and that they could be fined, they prompty refunded the whole thing to me straight away.
WTF randomest realo ever. My first ever rental property was with a friend when we were both 18, though one of those Corporate Real Estate Giants and our property manager was brand new. She clearly had dreams of becoming the Real Estate Creepy landlord stories of Belconnen, but for now she was just a girl with big dreams and a polyester skirt. She clearly resented being in charge of hovels being rented out to poor students when we moved in, one of the drawers in my bedroom was still full of the tenants undies — shudder instead of palatial mansions near the lake — if she was going to become Queen she was going to have to start earning more commission.
My flatmate about 6 months into first year Law, bless tried to explain that THEY were the ones breaking the lease by raising the rent inside the first 12 months but REQ was having none of it. REQ was ambitious, but she was none too bright. Threatening letters started arriving within a few days. They were both lawyers — one was managing partner in a prominent firm and the other happened to be on the Tenancy Tribunal. We tripped off to our new privately rented hovel and REQ stayed a junior Property Manager for a really long time.
Oh my god. Me and a bunch of my friends from grad school in Italy rented shared apartments from the same guy. Among all the crap we collectively endured at one point or another were bedbugs, no electricity, no internet, no hot water, flooding, broken locks, him or his employees just coming in without any given notice, flooding, leaks, taking 3 months to repair the washing machine in a house with 5 girls!!
Moving out and becoming homeless for the better part of a month was one of the best feelings I had all year. Creepiest thing ever. Nessbow 8 years ago. Smaggle 8 years ago. Having an amazing landlord is the best! Are you not in Melbourne anymore? Where did you move to? GoddessMel 8 years ago. JessB 8 years ago.
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