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Being a landlord means maintaining a property that other people live in. Sometimes this means getting creative when it comes to fixing a problem until a professional can come in and take a look. Unfortunately, these landlords decided that their creative efforts would be enough and may have even made the situation worse.

Security Measures

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When one tenant made it clear that she wanted her door to have a lock on it, her landlord put this chain and padlock on the door. It definitely wasn’t what she had in mind and probably does not make her feel any more safe than before.

Falling from the Sky

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These tenants let their landlord know that something was going on with their ceiling. However, the landlord decided to let it go for a little while. Well, this is what happens when you don’t pay attention to a maintenance problem.

Where?

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Effective smoke detectors are essential in every household. This landlord clearly wasn’t thinking when he saw the space where the date belongs, he put where the detector was located. Where else would you put a smoke detector other than the ceiling?

Mismatched

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After having some plumbing issues in the bathroom, one landlord promised his tenants that he would redo the floors for them. Well, this is what they came home to when he said that he was finished.

Wooden Plank

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When a crack suddenly appeared in the ceiling, these tenants became pretty paranoid about the house collapsing. It looks like the landlord wasn’t too worried about it. He simply nailed a wooden plank to the ceiling to fix it.

Fire Emergency Kit

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Who needs a fire extinguisher when you have water to put out that blaze? This landlord decided to be cheap and put a water bottle in place of the fire extinguisher that is legally supposed to be in the property.

Mushroom Farm

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If you notice mushrooms growing in your house, you definitely have a moisture problem, which is also probably causing mold. You’ll definitely want to call your landlord and get that checked out as soon as possible. Nobody wants mushrooms growing out of their ceiling.

Balancing Act

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When these tenants let their landlord know that their sink was coming off of the wall, this was his solution. Who needs to stand in front of the sink, anyways? This is fine.

Electrical Issues

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After shorting a fuse and trying to reset the circuit breaker, some tenants found this note from their landlord. Now it’s a total guessing game for which switch they need to flip.

Duct Tape Fixes Everything

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Who needs to redo your tile when you can just use duct tape? It’s strong, reliable, and affordable. What more could you ask for?

Water Everywhere

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Imagine trying to do dishes with a sink faucet like this. That’s going to be one messy chore. Unfortunately, the landlord didn’t seem to think that this was a problem.

Instructions for Guests

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It probably took just about as much effort to write this note than to install a new button for the doorbell. If you were a guest at this house, would you connect the wires?

Abstract Art

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This landlord got artsy and very creative when it came to fixing this situation. We have some funnels, tubing, and a wooden rod going on here. Not sure what he’s trying to fix, but it’s definitely temporary.

That’s Unfortunate

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What would you do if you were using the bathroom and the toilet suddenly fell to one side? This landlord decided it was completely fine to simply duct tape it to the wall. What could go wrong?

Open Door Policy

This door still closes, but it takes a little more thought on how to close it. Tenants just have to flip the handle up in order to close it. Try opening and closing this door after a couple of cocktails.

Storage Space

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The more storage space in a home the better. Unfortunately, all of these drawers can’t even be used because this wall is blocking them. What a waste of space!

The Cut Out

After one tenant complained about now being able to close the bathroom door all the way because the toilet was in the way, this is what the landlord did. He simply made a cut out so it wouldn’t hit the toilet anymore.

Air Conditioner

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Rather than have a professional install this air conditioning unit, the landlord decided to do it himself. However, he didn’t realize that the bottom unit belongs outside while the top unit goes inside. This is a disaster waiting to happen.

DIY Furniture

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If your apartment comes furnished, you’re one lucky tenant! However, this tenant discovered that the handle to her dresser was broken. She may have called the landlord or have fixed it herself, we’ll never know. It is pretty clever, though.

Always Watching

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This landlord is in for some harsh legal trouble. He decided to hide a security camera and record his tenants in his property. If this ever happens to you, make sure to sue that landlord for everything they have.

Elevator Privileges

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Nothing in life is free, except for the stairs apparently. This building owner decided he wasn’t making enough money, so he started charging tenants for using the elevator. He may have the fittest tenants ever after this goes into effect.

Wheels Up

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There were two issues with this desk. The first was that it was too short. The second was that it kept moving around thanks to its wheels. This tenant decided to conquer both of those issues by adding wooden planks to the legs.

Pointless Doors

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When tenants brought up concern over the security of their complex, the landlord agreed to put a door in. However, he clearly looked passed the large gaping hole between the staircase and the door that someone can easily walk through.

Keep Calm

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While fixing an issue beneath the carpet, one landlord decided to redecorate the property. So, rather than replacing the patch with the same type of carpeting he decided to put this little rug there instead.

If the Phone Fits

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When the tenants complained that the faucet handle fell off, this was the landlord’s solution for them. He simply nailed an old phone receiver to it. Well, if it works, it works. And it looks pretty cool if we are being honest.

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