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Don't forget to tip (lemmy.world)
submitted 7 months ago by linguafranca to c/lemmyshitpost
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[-] [email protected] 177 points 7 months ago

Imagine if landlords decided to strike. The consequences would be....

There'd be noone to...

The land doesn't lord itself you know!

[-] [email protected] 51 points 7 months ago

They can't strike, it's illegal. The ones that do are called slum lords and they're literally criminals.

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago

They can't strike because it's not a job.

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[-] [email protected] 141 points 7 months ago

Satire is no excuse for landphobia, you're still putting out problematic content that could be taken out of context and weaponized to trigger Persons of Land. Delete this

[-] [email protected] 64 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

those rentoids need to be silenced, the landphobia is just cruel and unfair

[-] Fried_out_Kombi 49 points 7 months ago

Chin up, king. At least we can sleep each night knowing we've done a long day of hard and honest work, unlike these lazy leech rentoids.

[-] [email protected] 21 points 7 months ago

You're right I'm gonna celebrate by raising the rent 50% again. Thanks bro.

[-] konalt 12 points 7 months ago
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[-] ThatWeirdGuy1001 85 points 7 months ago

I can never tell if the comments on these posts are made ironically or if there really is a large percentage of people who think being a landlord is a real job

[-] [email protected] 31 points 7 months ago

Landlords should get a real job. Like day trader.

[-] NightAuthor 33 points 7 months ago

I feel like landlord can be a real job, if you actually maintain and upgrade the property and charging a reasonable price. That’s different than a landowner who pays some schmuck to manage it for them, pays the manager shit and charges the tenants unreasonable sums simply bc they can.

[-] CertifiedBlackGuy 27 points 7 months ago

Unironically like my landlord. He leaves me alone, I leave him alone, and my rent only went up $50 in the 3 years I've been here. He's fixed 1 major issue in that time because I take care of my shit.

Personally, the less interaction I have to have with my ~~liegelord~~ landlord, the better.

But it doesn't stop most of them from being money grabbing assholes. But the real problem is those speculative investment house flippers putting $10000 and a 6-pack into a home and marking it up 50%

And the fucking zoning committees ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

[-] Garbanzo 10 points 7 months ago

I've been renting my entire adult life and I've required maybe six hours of effort from my landlords in that time. It would take thousands of properties to keep someone honestly employed full time managing them.

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[-] [email protected] 16 points 7 months ago

Lol depends on the community. In this thread I'm pretty sure they are all sarcastic

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[-] [email protected] 45 points 7 months ago

Feudalism never died, it just rebranded

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[-] EndlessApollo 40 points 7 months ago

Can we really not leave his "ironic" pro-landlord bullshit on reddit? They don't give a fuck about you, they will never want anything for you other than paying your rent, you'll never be one unless you've already got really good money. "jokingly" jerking them off isn't gonna change any of that

Istg if I see the word rentoid on here regularly I'm chucking my phone in a river

[-] _hovi_ 28 points 7 months ago

They're taking the piss out of people who defend landlords, why so mad. This is a shitpost community, don't need to be so serious

[-] [email protected] 22 points 7 months ago

This post might just be taking the piss at those trying to defend landlords. Or its a genuine effort to take their side, I'm not sure. Anyway, criticism of landlords was bound to bring people to defend them and/or criticise renters in response. Don't fret too much, many of us also despise the accumulation of weath through acquiring real estate.

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[-] Nahdahar 13 points 7 months ago

Our landlady is pretty cool. If we want to buy something that can be an addition to the flat (like furniture or appliances or something) she gladly pays for it. So far in two years she paid for our coffee machine, rice cooker, balcony table and chairs, living room rug, and a new bed in my room. Downside of course is that if we move these have to stay, but honestly it's such a good place for about half the market value that we're not planning to do it any time soon. And of course if there's any maintenance required, we just send her a photo and a link with a price to a part that needs replacing or supplies that need to be bought and she pays for it, and I guess she's glad she doesn't have to pay for a technician, we just do it ourselves.

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[-] bi_tux 13 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 36 points 7 months ago

My only comment on the landlord stuff is that there are landlords that are good, but they're extremely rare. My landlord from college, whom I now consider to be a friend, and regularly keep up with, became a friend because he was an exceedingly great landlord.

He would regularly visit the property to check in, do the work around the place that needed to be done. Stuff like shoveling snow, cutting the grass, etc. He made sure everything was running correctly and there were no issues; if there was ever a problem he would address it right away and at the very least, give you a rough timeline on when things would be fixed.

You could call him 24/7 and he would drop whatever he was doing and head out to address any issue that needed immediate attention. He was lenient on payments, often foregoing first/last/security payments with little more than the commitment to pay by a certain date, which could be months into the future. We were students and sometimes our financial assistance didn't come in exactly when we needed it, and we had to argue with our financial institution to get our cheques for the semester. He provided everything included in the rent, from heat/power to internet. Rent was reasonable and often under market value for what was provided. He was less concerned about making profit and more concerned with the house paying for itself, and running smoothly.

Before anyone has the chance to comment, this guy is a unicorn. I'm damned lucky to have rented from him. By no means does he represent even a fraction of 1% of landlords. He did everything in his power to ensure we were taken care of and that's why I rented from him the entire time I was in college, and a few of my friends ended up moving into my student house over the course of my college career. I don't expect to ever find another landlord that's anywhere near his quality ever again. I've had the need to rent from others, because he doesn't really have any units that served my needs later in life (and now I have a mortgage, so never again), and the difference is dramatic. Most landlords seems to do everything in their power to avoid taking responsibility, visiting the property, or have anything happen that doesn't either sweep problems under the rug, or make it someone else's problem. They just want their money, and damn everything else.

99.9% of landlords are garbage, and they deserve every ounce of hate towards them. They've worked hard at earning that hate and they get the hate that they have earned. I recognise that my experience with this one landlord does not and should not excuse any of that loathing that others feel about landlords in general and the vast majority are not worth the oxygen that they consume.

My entire point is that it's not 100% of landlords that are shit. It's damn close to 100% but it's not. A very small fraction of a percent are actually good at what they do, and take issues seriously. They get involved in issues without hesitation and resolve problems quickly, without complaint. It is an extremely small number of them. My (now) friend who happens to also be a landlord is one such example. That being said, it's not worth it to maintain an entire industry full of shit for the few that actually do things well and provide something valuable. So I'm still in favor of burning it all down and rebuilding from scratch. Temporary/rental living has a place in society for those who will be living in an area for a small amount of time (college/university is an easy example), but on the whole, ownership should be a painless experience, and it's not. In no small part because of landlords buying up anything they can. Another contributing factor is house flippers, whom I consider to be a scourge to society, since so few of them do anything remotely correct. Many don't do things that will even stand up to moderate use and buying from a flipper often results in having to have most of the work re-done correctly within a few years.

It's a horrid part of society and should be abolished.

[-] phx 16 points 7 months ago

There are three reasons that "good landlords" seem to be scarce:

  • People tend to be more vocal about bad experiences than good, so we'll definitely hear more about the bad ones

  • Many people decided to become a landlord because it outpaced other "investments" greatly, especially if you're a shitty landlord who doesn't put profit back into maintaining said "investment"

  • Many of the good landlords that did exist and weren't gouging eventually got hit with a bad tenant that cost them a lot of suffering and $$$ while being extremely difficult to evict. Whether it's true or not, I still hear current ones who say they're charging [crazy amount] to pad for the eventual $20k bill when a bad tenant wrecks their place (and these days it's not hard to do $20k+ in damage)

Also per the comic: I've never heard of anyone tipping a landlord, good or bad

[-] [email protected] 13 points 7 months ago

It's the ones left with an extra property as a result of inheritance or moving in with a partner that are probably OK to rent from.

Although letting agencies are always there to bring the big landlord misery experience to smalltime landlords.

Anyone buying a third property or more should be charged 100% stamp duty.

[-] AngryCommieKender 10 points 7 months ago
  1. Make it illegal for any corporation to own residential property.

  2. all properties beyond your first property, you pay an additional 10% sales and property taxes per property above 1. This means you pay 110% for your second, 120% for your third, 200% for your 11th, and so on.

Housing crisis solved.

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[-] RememberTheApollo_ 35 points 7 months ago

Who tips a landlord? What kind of bs is that?

If anything, landlords should gift steady and good tenants with something nice, a cash gift card or something.

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[-] [email protected] 33 points 7 months ago

I'm sorry I have to ask. Are there really landlords that expect a tip?

[-] [email protected] 18 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

This is the one that just baffles me. Tipping a landlord? For what, existing?

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[-] TruTollTroll 14 points 7 months ago

Well they expect their tenants to subsidize their living completely... I could imagine they would also at least want a tip from them because without the landlord they wouldn't have a place to live....

/S for those in the back who can't swim in sarcasm

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago
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[-] [email protected] 24 points 7 months ago

So he's burdened by kindness and love?

[-] [email protected] 14 points 7 months ago

Indness Nd Love*

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[-] ohlaph 16 points 7 months ago

Is that a fart coming out from his ass?

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[-] ArdMacha 12 points 7 months ago

Don't forget to tip your landlord folks

[-] paddirn 8 points 7 months ago

Are there actual cost increases for landlords that justifies them charging so much more on rents now, or is it solely based on "market prices"? I imagine taxes increase, maybe insurance, their own mortgage may fluctuate, and then you have things just breaking down in a house on a regular basis, so imagine they do need to pad the rent a little bit just to cover additional costs, but current prices seem excessive. To me it just seems like price gouging, but I'm not a landlord, so I don't know what goes into it.

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[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

The only thing landlords actually have a claim to be worried about is what's going to happen to them once their tenants are free.

[-] x4740N 8 points 7 months ago

Landlord's are a cancer on society

[-] [email protected] 8 points 7 months ago

"I ain't giving you shit, I ain't paying the rent 'til I've got hot water and my toilet is fixed. I don't care, you can try to kick me out if you want to. ' Cause I'll be away, gonna be away tomorrow, I'm gonna do it right and find a place, and I will tell my slumlord to get out of my face! I get the world, you get nothing! I ain't giving a shit, I'm not paying the rent, and I will tell my slumlord to get out of my face, you ain't getting a thing from me!"

" Slumlord" - Bomb The Music Industry!

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