my landlord is being a total jerk--- advice PLEASE
September 14, 2012 6:04pm CST
ok i have been living in this place for 3 weeks. the landlord is one of my sisters girlfriends best friends so we thought he would be cool or atleast alright. turns out he is majorly bipoler. randomly throughout the 3 weeks he started slamming things out of no where but it was all fine and dandy i could deal with it. Last night we are sitting there on the couch watching tv and all the sudden he comes in SCREAMING that one of us ripped a page out of some old book he had and how we own him 40 bucks. now im not stupid i know what an old book is and i know better then to rip anything out of one or even touch his stuff, and so does my fiance and mom. anyway he just went on this complete rant and was screaming at us. i just walked away. all morning he didnt say 2 words to my fiance and i, everytime we went down stairs he just staired at the computer. we got sick of the akward silence and decided to take our dog out for a walk. now i havent had a chance to get my dog licenced in the new state yet and honestly forgot all about it. i figured we live far enough out in the middle of no where that no one will even notice or care. when we get home hes all pissed off again. yelling about how the nabors are going to call the dog catcher on us and how its 300 dollars every time he comes over and they arent licenced, then he starts flippin cuz his dog is unlicenced and whatnot. its only 6 dollars to get them licenced!!!!! and i told him that we would pay to get his dog licenced and that we didnt know. but hes all pissy again and giving us major additude. its honestly making me really unconfertable being here with him acting like that but until i get atleast 2 pay checks we dont have the money to move again. i dont want to tell my sister or her girlfriend whats going on because he is her friend but i just dont know what to do. i mean we pay rent on time, we arent loud people and we try to do everything right, there is no lease so he could kick us out any time he wanted to really. what would you do in this situation? would you say something to him? to your sister? i need advice
14 Sep 12
That's just terrible. This guy is so childish and immature. You better to move out from there as soon as you can before there's another worse thing happen. That's just not a good idea to stay longer there you can't keep healthy living with a guy like that.
• United States
14 Sep 12
This guy is seriously mental. Even if you did rip a page out of a persons book, this guy lacks the ability to mental deal with having a roommate. Further, when he starts screaming about something that he himself has failed to do, and then demanding $300 from you over it... He's out of control, immature, and childish. He's acting like a 5 year old that never grew up. The bottom line is, nothing in this story gives me any amount of hope that there is a peaceful solution. I just don't think you are dealing with an intelligent enough human being to have a rational logical discussion. So what to do... Well... I would not say anything. You and I have at least one thing in common between us. We both like to speak our minds, and we are pretty blunt when we speak. Say it like it is, right? Problem is, you are dealing with a nut case. I've dealt with nut cases. There is no point in telling them what a fruit cake they are.... because they are nut cases. It won't help. No matter how much you think it will benefit him, or you, to tell him how crazy they he is... I won't. And it could make things worse. I would quietly move out as quickly as you can.
• United States
29 Oct 12
Hi xmichelletarax,I am in like the same situation,but I see you posted this a month ago and I just saw it on the side.This is my situation,myself and my 15 year old daughter are renting 2 bedrooms from this man who has the room in the basement of a townhouse.We live upstairs and the 3rd bedroom and other bath is being rented by a young lady and her cat.The day after we moved in this man told me that he is on anti depresents.Since then he has told me that him and the co-owner are not really married.The housing situation is that he said he was going to stay downstairs and he has a half bath down their which he said he was going to expand.He didn't get the TV,wifi hooked up or get our keys made by move in date.He comes upstairs,brings stuff,yells at me,throws stuff and today thru a large Sunday paper and hit more roomates cat,he detached the dishwasher.During hot weather he said if we turned the A/C on one more time he was going to detach it.When it started getting cold he won't let us turn the heat on.He walked around in shorts that the whole rear was ripped out of.He is up on the main floor all the time,brings his stuff up(he's a slob!)which he's not supposed to be.Says he doesn't like tv,but turned my roomates tv around so he could see it from his computer.The wires are attached to the modem boxes dangling in the air(fire hazzard!)But we are stuck in a years lease! Have you all got out of there? I hope so.