How to deal with/get revenge on a bad landlord?

  • FitGwynedd

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    Aug 17, 2013 5:29 PM GMT
    So basically, my landlord is a CUNT. They are a very large landlord, actually part of the local university, and own a lot of housing. Over the year i've been there, a lot of things have broken, and the landlord doesn't fix them. Internet, which they provide, has been down since Easter, they refuse to fix it. Ventilation system is broken, one of the fridges leaks, television antenna (mounted on the roof) is broken, etc. Now there is a massive wasp infestation in the area, and not only do I hate wasps, but I might be allergic. I have reported it several times, and they just don't take care of it. Today, I fired off an angry letter to the university Vice Chancellor, all the management, and health and safety people. I put read receipts so I can see when they read the emails, and they read them, and didn't respond or do anything.

    So now I am furious. What are the best ways to get revenge on these scumbags? Something non-destructive, but will cause a massive general irritation for my landlord?
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    Aug 17, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    Revenge requires destructive methods.
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    Aug 17, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
    send a letter full of empty threats?
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    Aug 17, 2013 10:39 PM GMT
    Grab one of the wasp nests and leave in on your landlord's doorstep.
  • seafrontbloke

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    Aug 17, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
    read your tenancy agreement, then small claims court for the part of your rent that covers the aspects not provided.
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    Aug 18, 2013 12:45 AM GMT
    There must be somebody on the faculty knowledgeable about social insects. Together you can train the wasps to attack the Vice Chancellor. And why stop there? Surely they have enough venom for the Chancellor while they're at it.
    Revenge and material for a peer-reviewed monograph all in one.
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    Aug 18, 2013 1:14 AM GMT
    TexDef07 saidThere must be somebody on the faculty knowledgeable about social insects. Together you can train the wasps to attack the Vice Chancellor. And why stop there? Surely they have enough venom for the Chancellor while they're at it.
    Revenge and material for a peer-reviewed monograph all in one.


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    Aug 18, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Have an attorney write them a letter, or you can do it yourself - if you know what section of the civil code in your area pertains to this. Your letter states the problem, as well as the dates you've called or written to have the items repaired. You then state that if these items are not repaired within 30 days, you reserve the right under section ______ of the civil code to have these items repaired at your own expense, and that you will be deducting this amount from your next rent payment.

    Be careful about your own state laws, because in some states you can deduct only an amount up to one month's rent in a given amount of time (as in one year). The civil code prevents the landlord from starting eviction proceedings against you for this. Check with your attorney though, for best advice. It may be worth it to speak with one - and give him a fee to write the letter for you..... or at least tell you exactly what is correct to say in your state. Good luck!
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    Aug 18, 2013 1:33 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, you could toilet paper all their other properties. Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Aug 18, 2013 1:41 AM GMT
    seafrontbloke saidread your tenancy agreement, then small claims court for the part of your rent that covers the aspects not provided.

    This ... and you could contact the local news station, they might want do a story on them
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    Aug 18, 2013 1:44 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk said
    seafrontbloke saidread your tenancy agreement, then small claims court for the part of your rent that covers the aspects not provided.

    This ... and you could contact the local news station, they might want do a story on them

    Small claims court? Good luck trying to collect on a small claims judgment.
    You'd have better luck with the wasps.
    More satisfying too.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Aug 18, 2013 1:54 AM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    AMoonHawk said
    seafrontbloke saidread your tenancy agreement, then small claims court for the part of your rent that covers the aspects not provided.

    This ... and you could contact the local news station, they might want do a story on them

    Small claims court? Good luck trying to collect on a small claims judgment.
    You'd have better luck with the wasps.
    More satisfying too.


    Start a protest and stand outside the chancellors office with hundreds of students in support of your cause. Have the school newspaper do a story and send it to 60 minutes once you are a national story they may get rid of the wasps
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    Aug 18, 2013 1:57 AM GMT
    smartmoney said
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, ..... Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.

    To OP, If I were you, I would do this first.
    don't go on offensive side, avoid it. & don't break the law even if it's not offensive.
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    Aug 18, 2013 2:13 AM GMT
    Harry7785 said
    smartmoney said
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, ..... Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.

    To OP, If I were you, I would do this first.
    don't go on offensive side, avoid it. & don't break the law even if it's not offensive.

    As far as I know there's no law that specifically prohibits trained wasp attack.
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    Aug 18, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    Harry7785 said
    smartmoney said
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, ..... Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.

    To OP, If I were you, I would do this first.
    don't go on offensive side, avoid it. & don't break the law even if it's not offensive.

    As far as I know there's no law that specifically prohibits trained wasp attack.

    O, It will come under the law, with charge of 'Intentionally using/manipulating animals or insects with an aim to hurt someone'...apart from govt. regulated laws, there's also law of Conscience. in either of them, it's a crime.
  • jo2hotbod

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    Aug 18, 2013 2:25 AM GMT
    TexDef07 said
    Harry7785 said
    smartmoney said
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, ..... Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.

    To OP, If I were you, I would do this first.
    don't go on offensive side, avoid it. & don't break the law even if it's not offensive.

    As far as I know there's no law that specifically prohibits trained wasp attack.


    Well it depends, technically the wasps are the property of the landlord since they are on his property and taking them could be stealing or kidnapping
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    Aug 18, 2013 2:34 AM GMT
    jo2hotbod said
    TexDef07 said
    Harry7785 said
    smartmoney said
    Aristoshark saidWrite a very strongly worded letter to the Times.

    This and only this. OR, ..... Better, do some sort of Yelp review. Or even better, bitch about it online and see what sort of creative responses you get.

    To OP, If I were you, I would do this first.
    don't go on offensive side, avoid it. & don't break the law even if it's not offensive.

    As far as I know there's no law that specifically prohibits trained wasp attack.


    Well it depends, technically the wasps are the property of the landlord since they are on his property and taking them could be stealing or kidnapping

    He would simply be returning them with interest!
    The OP's real problem is that he is Welsh. To practice vengeance as an art form you must be Italian.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Aug 18, 2013 11:14 AM GMT
    Lots of good ideas here. I have received assurances from the landlord that the issue will be addressed tomorrow morning. We will see what happens.

    Thanks for the replies btw
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    Aug 18, 2013 6:33 PM GMT
    Whatever you do, plan your life so that at some point you can buy your own place. Start saving asap. Owning your place is the best "revenge" on landlords.
  • outbackdude

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    Aug 18, 2013 8:37 PM GMT
    I would start taking notes of things that are wrong and could be in violation of the law. That's the only way you can exact a revenge. Anything else might get you in trouble.
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:41 PM GMT
    TexDef07 saidThere must be somebody on the faculty knowledgeable about social insects. Together you can train the wasps to attack the Vice Chancellor. And why stop there? Surely they have enough venom for the Chancellor while they're at it.
    Revenge and material for a peer-reviewed monograph all in one.


    I must agree with this post. This is the MOST appropriate thing to do. You must train the wasps to attack them.

    They are anti-lazy wasps. They sting only when they know you are not doing your job.

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    Aug 18, 2013 8:45 PM GMT
    Go and visit their office, give them some paperwork that needs photocopying and while they are doing that put a fish in their filing cabinet. Or in the cistern of their loo. Preferably on a hot Friday.
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    Aug 18, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidLots of good ideas here. I have received assurances from the landlord that the issue will be addressed tomorrow morning. We will see what happens.

    Thanks for the replies btw



    get it in writing!