Moving out of the parents’ house, renting an apartment and living by ourselves is a major milestone in our lives. Having said that, it comes with its own set of challenges from household chores like cooking and cleaning to filing our own tax returns. Another one of the issues we face is dealing with landlords.
When a Twitter user shared their woes, a lot of people related to it and began discussing the ridiculous reasons landlords give while charging their tenants and not returning their security deposit in full.
landlords b like “U left a sock under the sofa. i’m keeping the £600 deposit”
— dj tit brain (@gothtitty) August 26, 2020
Here are some of the best responses:
The name land LORD is giving them too much power
— ᏦᎥᎬᏒᎪ (@Itzkieraaa) August 27, 2020
I literally left unfinished cleaning products in my 1 year uni en-suite and got charged loool. Was trying to save them some money lmao https://t.co/WfFXOXlFsH
— Lou (@louis_gene1) August 27, 2020
£10 cause I left two coat hangers in the cupboard 🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/VSOyoubL09
— Orrin Durrant-Yaniv (@OrrinM8) August 28, 2020
My biggest achievement this year was getting back our full deposit – £500 per person https://t.co/S1nxwowsbJ
— Bryony (@BryyKG) August 27, 2020
Hahahaha this reminds me of when I moved out and there was a 3cm scratch on the kitchen wall and the landlord took £70 off my deposit because he claimed ‘the whole kitchen needed repainted’ https://t.co/chIOhbKTqR
— Ami Milligan (@amimilligan1) August 27, 2020
Throwback to losing out on part of the deposit because there was a tiny bit of dust on a window sill ✌🏻 https://t.co/6tpdT3BA1b
— joho 🔻 (@JonnyH95) August 28, 2020
Left a plastic spider in a dressing table drawer as a joke and they charged me for leaving a 'miscellaneous' item. Serves me right for trying to be funny. https://t.co/NmPDITStyT
— Ben (@_BallpointBen) August 28, 2020
We were once told our deposit wouldn’t be returned due to ‘a cornetto left in the freezer’ 😡
If anything it was a gift https://t.co/KxHkdcgmaP
— Joe Oliver (@joe_oliver) August 27, 2020
Charged £10 to remove coins I left in a drawer. They also kept the coins.
— Darragh McKenna (@darragh_mckenna) August 28, 2020
I once got charged £40 for not dry cleaning the curtains in the lounge.
There were wooden blinds in the lounge.
— Filip (@SingleMaltSuds) August 28, 2020
I was charged £250 for a professional gardener to fix the garden. Didn’t even have a garden, there was just a Bush next to the front door.
— Rick (@R1cky1985) August 28, 2020
Broke a mirror, replaced with an even better mirror …charged.
— justfootballnmusic (@footynmusic) August 28, 2020
There are some nice ones too.
I'm a landlord and by law we can only ask for 5 weeks rent as deposit. So to ensure my tenants keep the house in good order I make sure that the house is immaculate and every now & again drop off wine & chocs..it seems to work for me..treat em as you'd expect to be treated.
— fatmanbling (@fatmanbling) August 28, 2020
My former landlady found out she had terminal cancer and had to sell the property – she told us to take whatever furniture we wanted from the flat – she was one of the good ones and sadly missed
— Alan C (@instant_kitten) August 28, 2020
That's why I will always take photos and videos of the room before I put my stuff in there😅
— Liticia (@lety_lety22) August 28, 2020
Have you ever faced such issues with your landlord or were you lucky enough to have ones that were kind and considerate? Tell us.