Tenant Claps Back at Landlord’s Unjustified Rent Hike by Exposing Terrible State of the Apartment
Rising prices of the bare minimum accommodations amidst rapidly changing global economic conditions are making us sweat. Many of us are having to deal with house rent hikes. But when this particular tenant got a document from her landlord alerting all the tenants about an increase in their rents, she had the perfect opportunity to show the world what she actually pays for. Well, looks like the apartment is not worth the money after all.
TikTok user @turboslut666 posted a video exposing the condition of the apartment she was renting and effectively proved why it’s unfair to hike the rent of that accommodation. She starts the video by holding up a sheet of paper which is titled “From S” and it is a document that happens to inform the tenant about the landlord’s plans with the rent. According to the references made to the Residential Tenancies Act of 1997 in the document, it is possible that the creator is residing somewhere in Australia. “Oh no, they’re increasing my rent,” she sarcastically remarks.
“I’ll just go put this in the cupboard,” and then she walks into her apartment’s kitchen. She takes a moment to decide and then says, “I’ll put it in this cupboard.” But the viewers are greeted with the horrors as she opens the cupboard and exposes the mold-infested shelves. Before the viewers can get a moment to frown and gag, the TikTok user enthusiastically drops the letter at the bottom of the cupboard.
Anyone can guess that the terrible living situation needs to be fixed in that apartment before the landlord can think of hiking the rent. The viral video has amassed over 700,000 views so far as countless citizens poured in to appreciate her way of clapping back at the landlord. “A well-presented argument,” one person commented. “Apartments should require health inspections before being rented to a new tenant or renewed,” a second person wrote. A third TikTok user commented: “Our cupboards look identical. Also, our place is known by our friends as ‘mold house.'”
A similar story posted by TikTok user, @itzz.ariii333 showed how her apartment building collapsed after she told her property manager that “there was a crack through our kitchen wall.” Fearing for her life, she broke her lease and moved out. She captured the crumbled apartment which appears to have split in half only two weeks after she left the building complex. Well, we hope the landlord can take notice of the viral TikTok of his tenant and take some positive actions before she thinks of increasing her rent.