Landlords: does anyone actually like them? Well, we guess you lucky ducks out there who are blessed with one who doesn’t blast dubstep up through your apartment floor on random occasions or fixes your goddamn sink like he’s supposed to, maybe like your landlords. But Bushwick Daily found some stories from tenants who put up with crap landlords for the cheap rent they offered in Bushwick. Which raises the question, how much would you put up with to live where you want and not pay through the nose?
The best (worst?) story is the one from Amma, who had a landlord that obviously came from the Buster Keaton school of dramatic flailing. When he came by for an inspection, all hell broke loose:
“While there he was spooked by her cat and then literally backed right into her bedroom door and took it off the hinge Dumb & Dumber style. (True story). Despite the landlord’s promises and apologies, the door was never fixed.Amma also requested that bars be installed on the windows after a couple of neighborhood mooks attempted a robbery. It took two months to finally get the bars.”
Amma put up with all that though, because she was paying $1575 per month, what she considered cheap, for a two bedroom on Greene Avenue. Our dubstep landlord is definitely the worst one we’ve ever had in our years living here, but at least we have heat and doors. What about you guys: have any landlord horror stories that you gutted through for cheap rent? What would be your breaking point?
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