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Greedy Landlord Tried To Exploit Tenant For Free Labor, Ends Up Paying More

Some landlords want the rent on time but would not make the effort to resolve the tenant’s issues.

When you are renting a house, it is the landlord’s responsibility to make sure everything is working fine in the house. If anything is out of order, the landlord has to get it repaired for the tenants. An engineer rented a house out past the suburbs of the city. The house was old and the appliances do not work well but since the rent was not that high, he rented it. OP’s landlord lives out of state so he had no one to talk to about the house.

After 4 months of moving in, OP started having plumbing issues and some appliances stopped working. OP sent emails and called his landlord but got no reply. After several calls and emails, the landlord sent a handyman. OP sent the landlord the total cost for repairs which he refused to pay. The landlord told OP to repair I by himself since he is an engineer. OP asked the landlord if he is ready to pay him for his time and the repairs. The landlord agreed. OP filed for an LLC, then watched YouTube tutorials and got everything he needed for the repairs. OP usually charges $50 per hour at his job. OP made the receipt and sent it to his landlord. Scroll down to read what happened next!

1. OP is renting a little house out past the suburbs of the city. The house is a little old but the price is much cheaper.

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2. OP’s landlord lives out of the state. After 4 months, OP had plumbing issues, so he left several emails and calls to his landlord. He sent a handyman.

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3. OP’s landlord told him that he would not pay for the repairs and that he should do it himself.

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4. OP requested his landlord to cut the time and cost of the parts from his rent and his landlord agreed.

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5. OP filed for an LLC with his current state. OP makes $50 an hour at his job.

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6. The final bill was 12% higher than the quoted cost.

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We are sure the landlord has never messed up with him ever again. From now on, he will make sure everything is working properly in the house. The landlord tried exploiting the tenant but ended up exploiting himself. It was smart of OP to file an LLC first so that the landlord could not create any mess later on. Scroll down to read the comment on the Reddit post.

7. OP is a software engineer.

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8. Some people get paid really well so landlords should ask about the hourly rate first.

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9. The landlord had no idea how engineers handle things.

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10. Landlords, stay away from engineers.

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Have you ever had a greedy landlord who tried exploiting you? If yes, share how did you deal with them?

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