Most people are not okay with strangers in their house.
Even if the landlord wants to show your apartment to prospective buyers because you have decorated it beautifully. That is what happened with this couple. Apparently, the laws in America are quite different when it comes to landlords showing your house to strangers and you can’t say no if they choose to do so. However, what you can do is decorate every available space with naked male figurines and not at all child-friendly magazines strewn over every shelf.
So this exactly what ‘Chad’ did. The news had spread that his apartment was beautifully decorated and the landlord wanted to take advantage of this fact by claiming to prospective renters that every apartment is the same. As you can probably imagine, he didn’t appreciate that the decoration had changed into more adult-themed when he relayed the news to Chad. Scroll on below and take a look for yourself.
Trusting complete strangers to respect the rules of your house is never recommended.
So that is when Chad hatched a brilliant plan to get out of this predicament.
The landlord thought he might be joking but his fears were confirmed when he sent a maintenance guy to check.
Love this story! It reminds me of a similar situation I had years ago, albeit without the villainous apartment manager. For one of my college apartments, my roommate and I moved into a 60s apartment building, complete with the original funky yellow tiled kitchen and teal carpets. As two baby gays, we embraced the potential and ended up with quite a fun little mid-century apartment. I’m sure it was by no means as fabulous as your husband’s apartment was, but for a college student dwelling in an old building, it certainly stood out and made the best of what many of our friends saw as ugly and unsalvageable features.
Word got out to the sweet old couple who owned the building, and after offering us $20 for each walk-through, they showed our unit as the “model” to prospective tenants for the next couple of years. They were such great landlords that we would have done it for free, but we couldn’t say no to an opportunity for a few extra dollars for our party fund! –LakeBlithely
People in the comments shared their own similar experiences as well.
Red flags are quite apparent if you know where to look.
While it would have been hilarious if he hadn’t called, no child needed to be ‘scarred’.
America has some weird laws but so do most countries.
Moreover loads of people employ different tactics to stop the landlord from showing their house to complete strangers.
Not many people would be okay with this sort of thing.
Great story! A woman friend was in this same situation, beautiful apartment. Except she was being involuntarily evicted from this apt. she loved it because the building owner = a**hole, who still insisted she makes it available for viewing! She’d tell me, “I need to tidy up my place up today; viewers are coming.” I was incredulous. “The hell you do!! You need to discourage potential renters!” Chad’s solution was clever and perfect. –TillSoil
From what I have read, the apartment did have a certain je ne sais quoi that they should have capitalized on.
Have you ever done something similar to ward off your landlord showing your apartment to uninvited guests? If so which method did you employ and how effective was it? Comment down below and let us know.