18 Landlords Recall Their Best ‘Worst-Ever Tenants’ Story

5. My parent’s place, maybe 12 years ago:

They rented out the house to what seemed like a nice family. Both parents, kids, stable job. They paid their rent on time and never caused any issues. After a year or so, my mom wanted to drop by to see how things were going. You need to give notice before an inspection, and we couldn’t get them on the phone, so we left a note on the door.

The next day, the guy shows up at our house and hands me a cheque for next month’s rent. He told me they were leaving, so long, good bye. Apparently they bought a new house in a much nicer neighbourhood. My parents thought this was a little odd, so they went to see the rented house, thinking that there’s a lot of damage.

The place was empty and clean. The only sign that anything was wrong was that there were some weird 7″ wide circular burns on the carpet downstairs, some steel tubing left against the wall, and a teeny little weed sapling, forgotten in the corner.


6. My father was a landlord. He rented to mainly lower income and hard luck people. He went to collect rent that was way overdue one night and the tenants were really drunk and beat him up, hit him in the head with a 2 by 4 with a nail in it. He lost his eye.



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