I had to get this off my chest. I know it can't be easy being a landlord. However, I've been a great tenant - I take care of my place, I always
pay rent on time(unless I'm out of town for work and cannot find the right bank where I'm at, in which case I let them know and will only be 1-2 days
late on rent), been nice and even offered to help out with extra things around the building .
To give you some more background, I am in New Hampshire, and have been living here since November of 2014. Last summer when I had roommate living with
me, I did a lease adjustment and they hiked up the rent to $1300 as they requested - but when we did the lease adjustment they also sneakily had my
sign up for another full year (way after the summer roommate moved out). I should have known when that happened that they were going to be snaky and
try to pull one over on me.
I currently do not have a lease and they agreed to work with me on a month-by-month basis until I find out what my work situation will be in October.
I've offered to help plow in the winter (which they never took me up on), and went out of my way to write to them thanking them after fixing a leaky
sink, and other similar scenarios.
However, last Wednesday my landlords tell me they are implementing a 20% rent increase (from $1100 to $1300), starting in August. Come to find out,
they need to give me 30 days notice to do this, so they are doing something
If you do not have a lease, the landlord can increase the rent, but must give written notice of the increase (or any other significant change), 30
days in advance. Likewise, you can leave without continuing to owe rent as long as you give the landlord 30 days’ notice.
Not only that, but when I've had these recent conversations with my landlord, she has been extremely
condescending and rude. "Apparently I'm
not making myself clear..." she says with a snarky little attitude.
No LADY, apparently I didn't make MYSELF clear - I told her multiple times (both verbally and written), that I will give them 60 days notice before I
move out, as she originally requested. She apparently
didn't read/listen carefully enough. Then has the audacity to give me attitude and talk
down to me. Now my friends don't want to visit and it's uncomfortable when they stop by because they give us attitude and try to complain to us or
blame us for things. There's a lot of tensions between myself and these landlords right now.
The best part is, (and this is a non-issue, but worth mentioning because it pisses me off that much more) my landlords are rich beyond belief. They
own over 20 nice vehicles (including some antiques that are worth a LOT of money), a mansion up north, and a house in the South where they go to live
in the Winter. They were given this property from their parents and have never had to work a "real job" as we would call it - meanwhile I work 100
hours a week, but when they come to work on the house they bug my neighbors and ask "Where the hell is [my name], we never see him!" Yeah, that's
because I'm always WORKING my butt off.
Everytime they pull in the parking lot (every day, usually multiple times a day), they are in a different vehicle. Complaining about things wrong
with the apartments and "how hard they are always working", even though most of the time they just come by to bitch about things and "keep an eye on
The owners/landlords also brag that they have all these other properties and sell antiques they find - they have a boatload of these sharpening stones
(used for sharpening barber blades), and they are selling for $850 each. Meanwhile, they're being rude and greedy over a lousy $200 a month. Even
through all of this, I've been nothing but polite, thankful, and tried to work with them and fulfill the requests they've made (about giving notice
and whatever else).
Anyway, I'm going to get out by October and also try to fight them legally however I can - an immediate family member of mine is an attorney licensed
in the state of NH (they don't know this), but she's been busy the past week. She should be free to work with me on this tomorrow. I'm hoping we can
push back a little, sick of being treated like a criminal and having these selfish people push me around like this.
It's so disappointing people like this have all the toys and money in the world but treat human beings like trash without any second thoughts, but
that's how it is. Just knowing that 1 single penny of my hard-earned money is going to them pisses me off as all hell. I know I'm not the only one
with a sh*tty landlord - things have been steadily getting worse over the past few days though. It almost had me at a breaking point yesterday.
We will see how things play out but I needed to vent. Thanks ATS for helping me use this outlet instead of acting out or being rude back to
edit on 19-7-2016 by FamCore because: (no reason given)