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Landlords Share The Stupidest Reason They've Ever Had To Evict A Tenant

Landlords Share The Stupidest Reason They've Ever Had To Evict A Tenant
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It's certainly a challenge being in charge of someone else's housing situation. While it might be pleasant to make some extra income while also giving someone place to stay, the management is frustrating. Suddenly, whenever they have a problem, you're the one in charge of fixing it. Too many problems? Then you need to do the hardest thing imaginable: Kick someone out. It's not always easy, but sometimes the reasons certainly justify the ends.

Reddit user, xyvz-_, wanted to know the worst reasons when they asked:

Landlords, what is the stupidest reason you've had to evict someone?

Who Knew A Shower Curtain Could Carry So Much Financial Weight?

Had to evict someone for not using the shower curtain.

They took a long shower and flooded their bathroom, which ran down and flooded the apartment below them.

We lost the downstairs tenant as well. Plus insurance wouldn't cover the damages since it wasn't from a burst pipe or other plumbing issue.

Then when they were evicted they asked for their damage deposit back.


That's Not How Tile Works...

Not a tenant, but a recent home buyer I had the pleasure of dealing with. Two story townhouse. Owners were throwing the hose through the second story window to clean the bathroom. Just spraying it down. Submitted a warranty claim for the water damage downstairs. "It was tile so we thought it would be waterproof."

Claim - denied.


Something So Small, But Leading To Something So Large

Stealing light bulbs.

Whenever a bulb in his commercial suite went out, he'd wait until the building was empty and steal one from the hallway with an office chair.

He got caught once or twice and told to call maintenance instead. It wasn't like they charged for bulbs or anything.

The final straw was when he let himself into another tenant's suite with a coathanger to steal a bulb he couldn't find in the public spaces in the building.

He might have gotten away with it too, had he not fallen off the unfamiliar chair he'd used to do the job, breaking both it and half the sh-t on the desk behind him in the process.

He was locked out of the building and all of his sh-t was in off-site storage before he was even out of the hospital.


They Get Down To Business Super Seriously

Broke a their toilet multiple times.

I'm not talking about clogging the b-tch.

They must have been doing some weight lifting on the toilet because the bowl was breaking off of it every month or so. We were spending more money replacing the toilets so often than the rent they were paying. Had to evict them after 6 months straight of breaking toilets. Also their excuse every time was that their 3 year old child would just sit on these toilets and the toilet would break. We were buying normal toilets from Home Depot or Lowes.

I'm not sure how they broke them but they were. I've never broke a toilet by sitting on it before and I'm much heavier than that toddler


Doing Bad And Doing good

This happened two months ago. Had a tenant move in and sign the lease- just him and in it specifically said no subletting. He was a recovering alcoholic who did really well in programming while sober. A month in he fell off the wagon, lost his job etc.

To make up rent he turned the home into an unofficial half way house/boarding home. Normally it was a 3 bed 2 bath, he put doors on living rooms, cut a whole through a closet to make a second entrance to the master bath(hall closet and master bath closet backup to each other) and had bunk beds in a large back hall to the deck. Had enough room to sleep 8 not counting the couches which he may have charged people to sleep on.

The neighbors gave me the heads up something was going on after the large uptick in traffic in/out of the house. He was charging his "tenants" various rates depending on their room/bed and bathroom access(whether you got the master bath or the other one) and actually made money after paying me rent. He went peacefully but the security deposit only covered about a third of the damages.


When You Got The Shot Take The Shot

My parents rented out a small rural home. Tenant hunted thru the screen door, so there were random holes in it.

Left the carpet covered in dog sh-t. Left some of his furniture there, namely a couch and mattress covered in... something... and just reeking of booze.

My dad loaded the furniture and carpet up on his backhoe, dug a giant hole on the back 40, and buried it all.


People In Glass Houses And All That

They threatened another housemate and their guests with a knife for being too loud, while he was watching an action movie turned all the way up.


Just Because You Can Do It In Movies...

My dorm mate freshman year got evicted for rolling through the hallway on an office chair blasting a big fire extinguisher.


Boxed Out For Our Own Good

My dad's the landlord but I'm technically second voice of the property. We own the house next door for renting purposes.

This tenant was the definition of "I'll pay you eventually." She only talks to my dad if she needs help, otherwise she avoids us. But I'll get back to that.

This woman had a dog and all that time we thought it was hers. She treated it like garbage, barely took care of it. One day she left this little puppy in the snow and my mom was furious. Before we could call over the dog to give him some warmth, the tenant walked out, grabbed him and slammed the door. She would keep using "pet fees" as an excuse to hold off on rent and we learned that A) she was lying and B) the dog WASN'T EVEN HERS.

From what I put together, she held her ex's dog hostage and took it out on him by not taking good care of him. My dad, after realizing it went to confront her and she hid from him, then drove away, claiming she had a party to go to. My dad blocked the driveway with his car and said he's move it once she pays her rent. She was so hysterical; it got to the point where she got her dad involved, but he ended up taking OUR side.

Her dad paid the rent, sent the dog back and we were done with her.

EDIT: I see a lot of people were skeptical about my dad blocking the driveway. To clarify, he wasn't blocking her IN, he was blocking her OUT from when she returned. Also she didn't likely go to a party, she was just trying to avoid him. And this is in Canada so the laws slightly vary. It definitely would've been illegal if he blocked her in. Either way, this didn't last very long, so it wasn't something that put her in danger.


For The Benefit Of All Old Ladies Everywhere

My landlord had to evict the two young men living in the basement apartment.

They got into a habit of terrorising the poor old lady living on the first floor. And they would also always turn the heat of the building up to 45C. It was a huge fire hazard. Let's say we were happy they left.


The Nerve Of Some People

Tenant left all the windows open [in] rain storms apparently and didn't clean up water that blew in and every single window in the house was rotted and had black mold.

They asked for their deposit back. 😑


Did They Think People Wouldn't Notice?

Had a tenant who started gutting the apartment and selling off the appliances that came with it.


Easiest Game Of Chicken Ever

I can answer that.

Tenant was growing weed in the house.

Other tenants were complaining.

Called in and told him to get rid of it.

I don't care about it being illegal (it is where I am), but I take the complaints from the other tenants seriously.

He said he would.

Couple of days later the other tenants call and say the plant is still there.

So I met him and said if you don't get rid of the plant now, I'm calling the cops.

He said 'call them'.

So I did.

Arrested and evicted in one easy motion.

What an idiot.


Put Yourself In These Shoes

Ugh, we went through this too. The tenants jerked us around for four months before we were finally able to give them the boot and somehow we were still the bad guys. They owed us thousands of dollars and left the property in awful condition! We bought the property to make money, not because we wanted to give people free housing, and contrary to popular opinion of landlords, we aren't uber-rich mansion barons. We have a mortgage on our primary home and our rental properties, we have jobs, we have bills, and it would cause problems for us if one of our properties didn't cashflow for months on end.

People have a lot of opinions about what happened whenever it gets brought up, but they always clam up really fast whenever I ask if they'd like to give a stranger $2,780 worth of free housing out of their own pocket. Everyone wants to pretend that of course they'd let them stay for as long as they needed, but no one wants to say that they'd be cool with giving up almost $3k for no reason.


A College To Never Want To Shower In

Was an RA back in 2004. My male showers kept clogging in the bathroom on my co-ed floor. Facilities would have to be called in to address it, and after the 3rd time, they investigated a little. Guy comes to me, "So normally we find hair, "conditioner", or other stuff like condoms clogging the drain...yours though, it's feces. Sh-t. Human waste. Someone is sh-tting in your shower." I immediately went to the 3 wrestlers who lived on my hall (having wrestled most my life I knew how rowdy they could get) ready to accuse them, and they flat out told me, "if it was us, we'd be sh-tting in the hall."

I took them for their word and left it all alone till a week later when someone clogged again. Shut down my bathroom, forced everyone over to the other wings bathroom until we figured it out. The next morning, my co-RA woke up early to go brush his teeth and noticed a STRONG scent of human sh-t in the bathroom when he walked in. He thought this odd as there were no feet under the stalls, but the shower was running. Knowing what I was dealing with, he waited outside the bathroom until the person showering came out.

It was the guy who lived next to me in a solo room. Extreme OCD (we're talking fully cleaned his room daily top to bottom). We found out over time that the toilet seats were "too dirty" so he was sh-tting in the showers and forcing it down the grate with his shower sandals.

He was fined by the school for the OT paid to the facilities people (as this usually happened after their hours) and after another incident, forced to move off-campus.

Best part: Dude was a student worker in the cafeteria. I never ate at his station again.


People Reveal The Weirdest Thing About Themselves

Reddit user Isitjustmedownhere asked: 'Give an example; how weird are you really?'

Let's get one thing straight: no one is normal. We're all weird in our own ways, and that is actually normal.

Of course, that doesn't mean we don't all have that one strange trait or quirk that outweighs all the other weirdness we possess.

For me, it's the fact that I'm almost 30 years old, and I still have an imaginary friend. Her name is Sarah, she has red hair and green eyes, and I strongly believe that, since I lived in India when I created her and there were no actual people with red hair around, she was based on Daphne Blake from Scooby-Doo.

I also didn't know the name Sarah when I created her, so that came later. I know she's not really there, hence the term 'imaginary friend,' but she's kind of always been around. We all have conversations in our heads; mine are with Sarah. She keeps me on task and efficient.

My mom thinks I'm crazy that I still have an imaginary friend, and writing about her like this makes me think I may actually be crazy, but I don't mind. As I said, we're all weird, and we all have that one trait that outweighs all the other weirdness.

Redditors know this all too well and are eager to share their weird traits.

It all started when Redditor Isitjustmedownhere asked:

"Give an example; how weird are you really?"

Monsters Under My Bed

"My bed doesn't touch any wall."

"Edit: I guess i should clarify im not rich."

– Practical_Eye_3600

"Gosh the monsters can get you from any angle then."

– bikergirlr7

"At first I thought this was a flex on how big your bedroom is, but then I realized you're just a psycho 😁"

– zenOFiniquity8

Can You See Why?

"I bought one of those super-powerful fans to dry a basement carpet. Afterwards, I realized that it can point straight up and that it would be amazing to use on myself post-shower. Now I squeegee my body with my hands, step out of the shower and get blasted by a wide jet of room-temp air. I barely use my towel at all. Wife thinks I'm weird."

– KingBooRadley


"In 1990 when I was 8 years old and bored on a field trip, I saw a black Oldsmobile Cutlass driving down the street on a hot day to where you could see that mirage like distortion from the heat on the road. I took a “snapshot” by blinking my eyes and told myself “I wonder how long I can remember this image” ….well."

– AquamarineCheetah

"Even before smartphones, I always take "snapshots" by blinking my eyes hoping I'll remember every detail so I can draw it when I get home. Unfortunately, I may have taken so much snapshots that I can no longer remember every detail I want to draw."

"Makes me think my "memory is full.""

– Reasonable-Pirate902

Same, Same

"I have eaten the same lunch every day for the past 4 years and I'm not bored yet."

– OhhGoood

"How f**king big was this lunch when you started?"

– notmyrealnam3

Not Sure Who Was Weirder

"Had a line cook that worked for us for 6 months never said much. My sous chef once told him with no context, "Baw wit da baw daw bang daw bang diggy diggy." The guy smiled, left, and never came back."

– Frostygrunt


"I pace around my house for hours listening to music imagining that I have done all the things I simply lack the brain capacity to do, or in some really bizarre scenarios, I can really get immersed in these imaginations sometimes I don't know if this is some form of schizophrenia or what."

– RandomSharinganUser

"I do the same exact thing, sometimes for hours. When I was young it would be a ridiculous amount of time and many years later it’s sort of trickled off into almost nothing (almost). It’s weird but I just thought it’s how my brain processes sh*t."

– Kolkeia

If Only

"Even as an adult I still think that if you are in a car that goes over a cliff; and right as you are about to hit the ground if you jump up you can avoid the damage and will land safely. I know I'm wrong. You shut up. I'm not crying."

– ShotCompetition2593

Pet Food

"As a kid I would snack on my dog's Milkbones."

– drummerskillit

"Haha, I have a clear memory of myself doing this as well. I was around 3 y/o. Needless to say no one was supervising me."

– Isitjustmedownhere

"When I was younger, one of my responsibilities was to feed the pet fish every day. Instead, I would hide under the futon in the spare bedroom and eat the fish food."

– -GateKeep-

My Favorite Subject

"I'm autistic and have always had a thing for insects. My neurotypical best friend and I used to hang out at this local bar to talk to girls, back in the late 90s. One time he claimed that my tendency to circle conversations back to insects was hurting my game. The next time we went to that bar (with a few other friends), he turned and said sternly "No talking about bugs. Or space, or statistics or other bullsh*t but mainly no bugs." I felt like he was losing his mind over nothing."

"It was summer, the bar had its windows open. Our group hit it off with a group of young ladies, We were all chatting and having a good time. I was talking to one of these girls, my buddy was behind her facing away from me talking to a few other people."

"A cloudless sulphur flies in and lands on little thing that holds coasters."

"Cue Jordan Peele sweating gif."

"The girl notices my tension, and asks if I am looking at the leaf. "Actually, that's a lepidoptera called..." I looked at the back of my friend's head, he wasn't looking, "I mean a butterfly..." I poked it and it spread its wings the girl says "oh that's a BUG?!" and I still remember my friend turning around slowly to look at me with chastisement. The ONE thing he told me not to do."

"I was 21, and was completely not aware that I already had a rep for being an oddball. It got worse from there."

– Phormicidae

*Teeth Chatter*

"I bite ice cream sometimes."


"That's how I am with popsicles. My wife shudders every single time."


Never Speak Of This

"I put ice in my milk."


"You should keep that kind of thing to yourself. Even when asked."

– We-R-Doomed

"There's some disturbing sh*t in this thread, but this one takes the cake."

– RatonaMuffin

More Than Super Hearing

"I can hear the television while it's on mute."

– Tira13e

"What does it say to you, child?"

– Mama_Skip


"I put mustard on my omelettes."

– Deleted User


– NotCrustOr-filling

Evened Up

"Whenever I say a word and feel like I used a half of my mouth more than the other half, I have to even it out by saying the word again using the other half of my mouth more. If I don't do it correctly, that can go on forever until I feel it's ok."

"I do it silently so I don't creep people out."

– LesPaltaX

"That sounds like a symptom of OCD (I have it myself). Some people with OCD feel like certain actions have to be balanced (like counting or making sure physical movements are even). You should find a therapist who specializes in OCD, because they can help you."

– MoonlightKayla

I totally have the same need for things to be balanced! Guess I'm weird and a little OCD!

Close up face of a woman in bed, staring into the camera
Photo by Jen Theodore

Experiencing death is a fascinating and frightening idea.

Who doesn't want to know what is waiting for us on the other side?

But so many of us want to know and then come back and live a little longer.

It would be so great to be sure there is something else.

But the whole dying part is not that great, so we'll have to rely on other people's accounts.

Redditor AlaskaStiletto wanted to hear from everyone who has returned to life, so they asked:

"Redditors who have 'died' and come back to life, what did you see?"


Happy Good Vibes GIF by Major League SoccerGiphy

"My dad's heart stopped when he had a heart attack and he had to be brought back to life. He kept the paper copy of the heart monitor which shows he flatlined. He said he felt an overwhelming sensation of peace, like nothing he had felt before."



"I had surgical complications in 2010 that caused a great deal of blood loss. As a result, I had extremely low blood pressure and could barely stay awake. I remember feeling like I was surrounded by loved ones who had passed. They were in a circle around me and I knew they were there to guide me onwards. I told them I was not ready to go because my kids needed me and I came back."

"My nurse later said she was afraid she’d find me dead every time she came into the room."

"It took months, and blood transfusions, but I recovered."


Take Me Back

"Overwhelming peace and happiness. A bright airy and floating feeling. I live a very stressful life. Imagine finding out the person you have had a crush on reveals they have the same feelings for you and then you win the lotto later that day - that was the feeling I had."

"I never feared death afterward and am relieved when I hear of people dying after suffering from an illness."



The Light Minnie GIF by (G)I-DLEGiphy

"I had a heart surgery with near-death experience, for me at least (well the possibility that those effects are caused by morphine is also there) I just saw black and nothing else but it was warm and I had such inner peace, its weird as I sometimes still think about it and wish this feeling of being so light and free again."


This is why I hate surgery.

You just never know.



"More of a near-death experience. I was electrocuted. I felt like I was in a deep hole looking straight up in the sky. My life flashed before me. Felt sad for my family, but I had a deep sense of peace."



"Nursing in the ICU, we’ve had people try to die on us many times during the years, some successfully. One guy stood out to me. His heart stopped. We called a code, are working on him, and suddenly he comes to. We hadn’t vented him yet, so he was able to talk, and he started screaming, 'Don’t let them take me, don’t let them take me, they are coming,' he was scared and yelling."

"Then he yelled a little more, as we tried to calm him down, he screamed, 'No, No,' and gestured towards the end of the bed, and died again. We didn’t get him back. It was seriously creepy. We called his son to tell him the news, and the son said basically, 'Good, he was an SOB.'”



"My sister died and said it was extremely peaceful. She said it was very loud like a train station and lots of talking and she was stuck in this area that was like a curtain with lots of beautiful colors (colors that you don’t see in real life according to her) a man told her 'He was sorry, but she had to go back as it wasn’t her time.'"


"I had a really similar experience except I was in an endless garden with flowers that were colors I had never seen before. It was quiet and peaceful and a woman in a dress looked at me, shook her head, and just said 'Not yet.' As I was coming back, it was extremely loud, like everyone in the world was trying to talk all at once. It was all very disorienting but it changed my perspective on life!"


The Fog

"I was in a gray fog with a girl who looked a lot like a young version of my grandmother (who was still alive) but dressed like a pioneer in the 1800s she didn't say anything but kept pulling me towards an opening in the wall. I kept refusing to go because I was so tired."

"I finally got tired of her nagging and went and that's when I came to. I had bled out during a c-section and my heart could not beat without blood. They had to deliver the baby and sew up the bleeders. refill me with blood before they could restart my heart so, like, at least 12 minutes gone."


Through the Walls

"My spouse was dead for a couple of minutes one miserable night. She maintains that she saw nothing, but only heard people talking about her like through a wall. The only thing she remembers for absolute certain was begging an ER nurse that she didn't want to die."

"She's quite alive and well today."


Well let's all be happy to be alive.

It seems to be all we have.

Man's waist line
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Trying to lose weight is a struggle understood by many people regardless of size.

The goal of reaching a healthy weight may seem unattainable, but with diet and exercise, it can pay off through persistence and discipline.

Seeing the pounds gradually drop off can also be a great motivator and incentivize people to stay the course.

Those who've achieved their respective weight goals shared their experiences when Redditor apprenti8455 asked:

"People who lost a lot of weight, what surprises you the most now?"

Redditors didn't see these coming.

Shiver Me Timbers

"I’m always cold now!"

– Telrom_1

"I had a coworker lose over 130 pounds five or six years ago. I’ve never seen him without a jacket on since."

– r7ndom

"140 lbs lost here starting just before COVID, I feel like that little old lady that's always cold, damn this top comment was on point lmao."

– mr_remy

Drawing Concern

"I lost 100 pounds over a year and a half but since I’m old(70’s) it seems few people comment on it because (I think) they think I’m wasting away from some terminal illness."

– dee-fondy

"Congrats on the weight loss! It’s honestly a real accomplishment 🙂"

"Working in oncology, I can never comment on someone’s weight loss unless I specifically know it was on purpose, regardless of their age. I think it kind of ruffles feathers at times, but like I don’t want to congratulate someone for having cancer or something. It’s a weird place to be in."

– LizardofDeath

Unleashing Insults

"I remember when I lost the first big chunk of weight (around 50 lbs) it was like it gave some people license to talk sh*t about the 'old' me. Old coworkers, friends, made a lot of not just negative, but harsh comments about what I used to look like. One person I met after the big loss saw a picture of me prior and said, 'Wow, we wouldn’t even be friends!'”

"It wasn’t extremely common, but I was a little alarmed by some of the attention. My weight has been up and down since then, but every time I gain a little it gets me a little down thinking about those things people said."

– alanamablamaspama

Not Everything Goes After Losing Weight

"The loose skin is a bit unexpected."

– KeltarCentauri

"I haven’t experienced it myself, but surgery to remove skin takes a long time to recover. Longer than bariatric surgery and usually isn’t covered by insurance unless you have both."

– KatMagic1977

"It definitely does take a long time to recover. My Dad dropped a little over 200 pounds a few years back and decided to go through with skin removal surgery to deal with the excess. His procedure was extensive, as in he had skin taken from just about every part of his body excluding his head, and he went through hell for weeks in recovery, and he was bedridden for a lot of it."

– Jaew96

These Redditors shared their pleasantly surprising experiences.


"I can buy clothes in any store I want."

– WaySavvyD

"When I lost weight I was dying to go find cute, smaller clothes and I really struggled. As someone who had always been restricted to one or two stores that catered to plus-sized clothing, a full mall of shops with items in my size was daunting. Too many options and not enough knowledge of brands that were good vs cheap. I usually went home pretty frustrated."

– ganache98012

No More Symptoms

"Lost about 80 pounds in the past year and a half, biggest thing that I’ve noticed that I haven’t seen mentioned on here yet is my acid reflux and heartburn are basically gone. I used to be popping tums every couple hours and now they just sit in the medicine cabinet collecting dust."

– colleennicole93

Expanding Capabilities

"I'm all for not judging people by their appearance and I recognise that there are unhealthy, unachievable beauty standards, but one thing that is undeniable is that I can just do stuff now. Just stamina and flexibility alone are worth it, appearance is tertiary at best."

– Ramblonius

People Change Their Tune

"How much nicer people are to you."

"My feet weren't 'wide' they were 'fat.'"

– LiZZygsu

"Have to agree. Lost 220 lbs, people make eye contact and hold open doors and stuff"

"And on the foot thing, I also lost a full shoe size numerically and also wear regular width now 😅"

– awholedamngarden

It's gonna take some getting used to.

Bones Everywhere

"Having bones. Collarbones, wrist bones, knee bones, hip bones, ribs. I have so many bones sticking out everywhere and it’s weird as hell."

– Princess-Pancake-97

"I noticed the shadow of my ribs the other day and it threw me, there’s a whole skeleton in here."

– bekastrange

Knee Pillow

"Right?! And they’re so … pointy! Now I get why people sleep with pillows between their legs - the knee bones laying on top of each other (side sleeper here) is weird and jarring."

– snic2030

"I lost only 40 pounds within the last year or so. I’m struggling to relate to most of these comments as I feel like I just 'slimmed down' rather than dropped a ton. But wow, the pillow between the knees at night. YES! I can relate to this. I think a lot of my weight was in my thighs. I never needed to do this up until recently."

– Strongbad23

More Mobility

"I’ve lost 100 lbs since 2020. It’s a collection of little things that surprise me. For at least 10 years I couldn’t put on socks, or tie my shoes. I couldn’t bend over and pick something up. I couldn’t climb a ladder to fix something. Simple things like that I can do now that fascinate me."

"Edit: Some additional little things are sitting in a chair with arms, sitting in a booth in a restaurant, being able to shop in a normal store AND not needing to buy the biggest size there, being able to easily wipe my butt, and looking down and being able to see my penis."

– dma1965

People making significant changes, whether for mental or physical health, can surely find a newfound perspective on life.

But they can also discover different issues they never saw coming.

That being said, overcoming any challenge in life is laudable, especially if it leads to gaining confidence and ditching insecurities.