Video Shows Landlord Complaining That Spotless Apartment Is ‘Filthy’
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Many landlords aren't exactly known for being a stress-free presence in our lives, ready to charge us through the roof for a speck of dust or a dripping tap that was broken when we moved in.
While there are a few good eggs out there, in the fast and furious rental market, the tenant tends to be the underdog - as one woman found out the hard way recently.
"I hate landlords," Hani wrote as she shared the clip.
"Please watch as mine pretends our absolutely spotless flat is filthy."
Hani added: "But last month she was asking if we could extend our contract because she didn't think she would find tenants to keep it as tidy as us."
In the footage, her landlord asks her: "If you can take some pictures of dirty things."
Hani can then be heard replying from behind the camera: "Yeah, I'm just doing a video, so when you do something I just zoom in."
Gesturing to what appear to be pristine kitchen surfaces and cupboards, the landlord adds: "All the surfaces need to be clean, and the windows."
In a second video, Hani films as she walks around a clean bathroom, writing in the caption: "Everything is immaculate and in full working order! And she had the nerve to say she needs to deduct fees for the place not being clean! Who do I write to?!"
The post has since gone viral, racking up more than 36,000 likes and 3,000 retweets on the first clip alone.
One person commented: "I am imagining your expression in the silence after she points to the clean surfaces and says they need to be clean."
Someone else added: "Lol even the landlord herself doesn't believe what she's saying, you can hear it in her voice."
Many others shared their own horror stories, with one claiming they were charged '£200 to replace 4 bulbs'.
Another said: "Mine gave us a dirty flat that we had to spend hours cleaning the first day and then tried to make us pay for a professional cleaning service when we left. They're charlatans."
Someone else wrote: "We rented a house years ago, had it cleaned by the firm the landlord recommended, fixed some scratches on the living room laminate floor and moved out. The day we were having the inspection, we came back to find the bathroom that we had spent money getting cleaned had been ripped out and dumped in the living room and garden. Letting agent said 'There's no evidence here that you've cleaned it'. I nearly launched her into the now discarded bath. Landlords/letting agents are the dregs of humanity."
Speaking up on behalf of landlords to say not all are out to get you, one person said: "I've been putting up a tenant who hasn't paid me a penny since last November. So, we're not all bad."