Benefits Of Being a Landlord
Owning rental property is a great way to bring in some extra income. Some landlords will live on the property and let their rent cover the mortgage. There are other landlords who buy many rental properties and use the rent as their main source of income. Owning rental property can be a great investment in your future.
The Downsides of Being a Landlord
While there are benefits of being a landlord, there are also come downsides. Landlords can run background checks and credit checks on their tenants, but they really don’t know what kind of tenant they will be when they move in. If the tenant turns out to be a nightmare, it can result in missed rent payments, a destroyed unit, and visits to court to get the tenant out. Also, if something breaks or malfunctions in the unit, the landlord would be responsible. Before buying a rental property, you should weight the pros and cons first.
Thomas Ravaux is a landlord, and he believes that you should treat others the way that you want to be treated. Unfortunately, not everyone thinks this way. Thomas owns a rental property in Rozoy-sur-Serre in Aisne, France. He rented the property to a family, and he trusted them to take care of the property the way that he would care for it himself. Unfortunately, he rented to the wrong family. What they ended up doing to his property was horrible.
Evicting the Family
Thomas was usually an understanding landlord. For a while, the family paid their rent on time; they were quiet and didn’t cause any problems with the property. Unfortunately, this didn’t last. The family stopped paying their rent. In fact, they hadn’t paid their rent in 14 months. Thomas finally had to ask them to leave. He had a mortgage to pay, and without the family paying rent, he was struggling.
Leaving Behind a Mess
Thomas was thrilled when the family finally moved out of the apartment. Thomas was planning to start showing the unit as quickly as possible so that he could get some money coming in. When Thomas went to inspect the unit, he was mortified by what he saw. The family left the place a mess. They left behind old furniture, clothes, and trash. There were even pet feces all over the unit. He was going to need to clean out the apartment before renting it out. He was also going to need to spend thousands of dollars on repairing the place to make it move-in ready.
A Very Angry Man
Thomas was typically an easy going guy. The huge mess the family left behind angered Thomas beyond belief. He had to clean all of the items that they left behind from the unit and put it all in a dumpster. The job took a lot of work and a lot of time.
By the time Thomas had the whole unit cleaned out, he was still angry. This is when he had the idea for his revenge. First, he found out where the family moved. He needed this information for his revenge plan to work. He wasn’t planning to do the family harm, but he did want to get back at them.
Taking The Trash To Their New Home
When the dumpster was loaded, Thomas put it on his dump truck and headed over to the family’s new home. When he got there, he dumped the dumpster right in front of their home. He figured that they left the items and the trash behind and they should have it all back. Landlord gathers up mess left behind by former tenants, dumps in front of their new home.
Posting the Whole Thing On Social Media
Thomas wasn’t trying to be secretive about what he was doing. After he dumped the trash in front of the family’s new home, he created a post on Facebook. In the post, he wrote, “Shame on you. This is how this fat was returned to me. Living like that with three kids, bravo. Shame on you. Good luck with your new landlord.” He included a video of the truck dumping the trash in front of the family’s new home.
The landlord’s revenge is perfect. In the video, you can see that the entire dumpster was full. When it was empty, there was trash littering the whole front of his former tenant’s new home. Thomas made sure that no items were on the road which could be dangerous for drivers. The video quickly went viral, and it currently has 1,328,271 views. You should never upset a landlord with access to a dump truck.
When moving out of a rental property, it is up to you to make sure that the unit looks the same way that it did before you moved in. Sure, there will be some normal wear and tear. Dirty carpets and peeling paint is not uncommon. Most landlords understand this, and they accept it. It doesn’t cost much to have the carpets cleaned and to re-paint the unit. Most landlords plan to do these things as soon as they find out that their tenants will be moving out.
A landlord in France went to inspect his building after a family who hadn’t paid rent in 14 months moved out. What he found was disgusting. Trash, old furniture, dirty clothes, and pet feces littered the home. The landlord was furious, and he planned the perfect revenge. You have to see the video to believe it. It is the ultimate landlord revenge.