3 thoughts on “What Should You Do if Your Landlord is a Narcissist?

  • June 19, 2019 at 10:26 am

    I have been through this so many times that I finally left LA. Renters have few rights anywhere and this must change. Property owners are similar to CEOs who make many times the profit of the lowest paid workers in their companies. There is no respect for those at the lower end of the relationship. Landlords should be required to significantly help those displaced to essentially start a new life. Why? Because the landlord stands to profit hugely by requiring the renter to move along. They should be required to cut their profits by a few percentage points and help the displaced start a new life. If they cannot do this, they should not be allowed to operate in a business that so affects the lives of others. It seems that ethics must be enforced by law or strong transparency and public condemnation. Society is too unequal on so many fronts. It must change.

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    • June 23, 2019 at 3:15 pm

      Thank you so much for this, Carrie. Not only individuals have left be of these outlandish prices and policies, but corporations like Toyota have moved – explicitly because of the high price of housing here.
      And agree, ethics have been ignored by the city for 40 years when it comes to housing and renters. Did you know that the Housing Dept (HCID) only oversees health issues in apartments that are rent controlled? You don’t even get health or safety in most of the city! (But I wish you would come back to help us fight…:))

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  • July 20, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    I have rented all my life. This is such a massive load of nonsense it’s truly amazing. Apparently you are not acquainted with anybody who owns a rental property. The rents go mostly to the mortgage of the building. If you don’t know how to get things fixed without being swindled by contractors you will lose the property in no time. The destruction of most tenants who don’t care about anything because they don’t own it. When a tenant decides they don’t feel like paying rent anymore it will take at least 6 months of lost rent plus a couple thousand in lawyers fees to get that criminal removed from your building and start fixing whatever damage they’ve caused and start looking for a suitable new tenant who isn’t dealing drugs or squatting apartment to apartment through your neighborhood pulling the same scam over and over again. Does it sound like I speak from experience??? Yeah, that’s right. Every bit of it true and much more for this 3 unit building and my friend who owns it. Please use some sense and stop acting as if there is a “they” who are out to get you. If you don’t like landlords well then for goodness sake go buy yourself a house! What would be the point of owning real estate if you have no control over who uses it? STOOOOOOOPIDDDD!!!!! grow up.

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