If you need to a getaway with family and friend over the holiday, why not book a vacation? Although it can be great to stay home and enjoy the time off in the comfort of your own home, it’s even better when you can explore somewhere new and make new memories. Of course, with so many destinations to choose from, finding the right one for your vacation can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you, and these are the best places to go this Easter.
Rome seems to shine even brighter over Easter, as Spring in Italy is a great time of year for many reasons. Rome is the epicenter of the Catholic faith, which means that people travel there from around the world to visit the Vatican and take part in the Easter traditions. You can go on an Easter egg hunt, take a tour of St. Peter’s Basilica, or even see the spring blooms for yourself. You can aso attend the famous Easter Sunday mass.Washington, DC, USA
Washinton, DC – USA
Spring in the U.S. capital is a sight to behold. Easter has always been a big deal in Washington, and the festivities really ramp up around the White House. Not only can you attend the famous White House Easter egg rolling event, it’s also a great time to check out the cherry blossoms that bloom all around DC.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
If you’re a fan of flowers, then a trip to Amsterdam should definitely be in the cards this Easter. This city and the areas around it are famous for their tulip fields and colorful flowers, and in Spring they’re in full bloom. Although you can simply wander around these fields, why don’t you do as the locals do and rent a bike? Once you’ve ogled the flowers and windmills, you can then make your way back to the center of the city and check out the beautiful canals and delicious pancake houses.
If you’re looking to get away from it all and truly celebrate with your loved ones this Easter, we think it’s about time you chose your destination of choice.
Time to Hit the Books
What do you do when the support for your sink has broken and it is on the verge of collapsing? Well, a good landlord would call up his plumber and solve the problem professionally. However, this landlord decided to take matters into his own hands, using some of his biggest books to support the sink instead. We’re not sure if the plan worked or not, but it looks like it might be! It turns out this landlord isn’t so educated after all…
One tenant received this message from her 53-Year-Old landlord and yes, it’s definitely creepy. Some landlords think that because they technically own the place, it’s okay to go into places they’ve rented out and take pictures of things that aren’t theirs. Upon signing a rental agreement, tenants do not forfeit their right to privacy when they lease an apartment or a house from someone. If there are any landlords reading this, please know that this is one hundred percent not OKAY.
Do You See the Drip Now?!
The tenant who took this photo was furious that their landlord’s negligence led to this. When they noticed that there was a trip coming from the ceiling of their lounge, they notified the landlord about it and asked if they could stop it from happening. Despite replying to them, the landlord didn’t do anything about it for the next two weeks before finally, the ceiling fell through. The tenant woke up to this.
Not Where, But When?
There is no denying that smoke detectors can be the difference between life and death. Since they were invented, their alarms have saved many lives and continue to do so until this day. Although it isn’t mandatory to write the installation date on the detector, it helps to know when it was installed as owners are recommended to replace them every 10 years. One landlord didn’t quite get the sticker though and wrote where it was installed instead of when.
Plank You Very Much
If your ceiling has a gaping crack running down the middle of it, then the way it looks is the least of your troubles. You need to be more worried that the bathtub from your upstairs neighbor doesn’t fall onto your lounge. When this tenant got a ceiling crack, they contacted their landlord as quickly as possible and asked them to have it fixed. Apparently, a plank nailed across the crack was enough to keep the ceiling from collapsing.
Alternative Solution to a Fire Emergency
While smoke detectors are essential when it comes to potential fires, you know what else is useful in this situation? A fire extinguisher. All apartment complexes are required to have at least one. However, the following tenant thought it would be enough to just replace their previous fire extinguisher with a bottle of water. While water can put out fires, they can also make them bigger and a liter of water isn’t going to put out a large fire.
The Modern-Day Chandelier
Some landlords like to take matters into their own hands and believe they have the DIY skills to basically fulfill any request of the tenant. It’s difficult to see exactly how many random appliances were used to construct this monstrosity of a lamp! From where we are standing, we can see a fiberoptic tube, a wooden plank, a frying pan, and some duct tape, amongst other things. Surely it would be quicker to just have some normal lamps fitted in.
You know you’re dealing with a truly problematic landlord when they have somehow let mushrooms grow from the ceiling. If this isn’t a sign of years of neglect, we don’t know what is. Apparently, the rent for this apartment is $2,700 a month and is located in Beacon Hill, a very nice part of Boston! All the original poster wrote next to these images was the following: “So my friend’s landlord thinks this is no big deal.” Sounds about right!
Thanks for the Heads Up!
Many tenants are faced with the dilemma of a power cut and they might not have any idea how to fix the problem. When parts of this tenant’s electricity stopped working, he called his landlord over who decided to take matters into his own hands. After a few electric shocks and a close brush with death, the landlord decided that the best thing to do (for now) was to write the following sign: “Be careful, some circuits are mislabelled.”
Caught On Tape
When the tiles start to fall off your bathroom wall, you know you need some assistance from your landlord. This tenant knew that he could depend on his landlord to show up with some DIY experts and stick these tiles back onto the wall, or so he thought. Instead, it was just the landlord who showed up with some duct tape, taped over the loose edges of the tiles and fixed them into place. It might look terrible, but at least they’re in place!
Many kitchen sinks have a faucet that also has a sprinkling mechanism attached to it. For those who don’t have the luxury in their kitchen, they sure would like one. This tenant tried his luck by asking the landlord if he could provide him with his very own sprinkling faucet. To his surprise, the landlord was more than happy to provide him with this and came over straight away. All he did was make some holes in its side and voila!
When this tenant had her friend over, she was informed that her own doorbell wasn’t working. While it’s perfectly OK for guests to just knock on the door instead, she enjoys the sound of her doorbell and called up her landlord to fix the problem, once and for all. When he came over, he opened up the bell and immediately got electrocuted for his efforts. At that point, he gave up and simply put this sign by the door instead.
Well This Stinks
When you’re toilet is falling off the wall and you can’t even use it, you know you’ve got a serious problem at home. This person couldn’t believe his luck when he was casually sitting there, doing his business when all of a sudden, the whole thing fell to one side. Completely devastated by what had happened, he called up the landlord to do something about it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what the landlord did about his collapsed toilet.
I Can’t Handle This
You would think that having a door handle fitted would be one of the easiest things in the world for a landlord to get done for his tenant. But no, this landlord managed to mess that up! Everyone knows that you need the door handle to be facing inwards. That way, you can pull it down and when you end up closing the door, the handle won’t prevent the door from closing! It’s not rocket science!
When you call up the landlord and suggest that you might need a bit more storage space, don’t expect him to give you a positive response. There is a chance that he might say no to your request. That way, you can pull it down and when you end up closing the door, the handle won’t prevent the door from closing! It’s not rocket science!
There’s nothing worse than a toilet that is way too big for the bathroom it has been installed in. What to do you when you can’t even move the door passed the darn thing? One tenant faced this dilemma after moving into their new apartment and immediately called up the landlord. After hearing their request they came over with the buzz saw and carve out a hole that would allow the door to pass through easily. Problem solved! Right?
Conditioned to Fail
Anyone who owns an air conditioner knows that there are two parts to this wonderful piece of technology. There is a main part that is located inside the home, and provides people with whatever kind of air conditioning they want. Then there is the section that is installed outside, also known as the condenser unit. It absorbs heat from the inside and transfers it outside. This genius of a landlord had both parts installed into the same room.
As Good as New
When you have a drawer like this and the handle has fallen off and you lost it, it’s very difficult to open it again. So when the tenant called up the landlord and asked him to fix it, he simply came over, took some of her paper clips and made a makeshift handle out of it. To be perfectly honest, the tenant could have easily done this herself. It was a DIY that ended up being done by someone else – specifically, her landlord.
Big Brother’s Watching You
Whenever your landlord plans on doing some maintenance work in your apartment, you’d like to think they won’t steal any of your belongings or make any alterations that you’re unaware of. This tenant returned home and immediately noticed that her landlord had installed a 360-degree wifi surveillance camera on top of her kitchen cabinet. Apparently, it also records audio and the landlord didn’t even inform the tenant about this. There is no way in any world that this is acceptable.
Think I’ll Just Take the Stairs
This isn’t the first time that landlords have charged tenants to pay to use their elevator. Make no mistake about it though – it’s still extremely annoying whenever this happens. Nice to know that the first 60 uses are free. Maybe we should treat ourselves to a free elevator ride once a month and then find a new place to live after staying here for 60 months. After all, using the stairs more often is bound to help you shed some pounds.
The Wheels Are Not Falling Off
The tenant connected to this photo is an aspiring writer and desperately needed a lot of peace and quiet to concentrate on their latest manuscript. Naturally, having a desk that moved across the floor every time they started a new chapter was thoroughly distracting. When they asked the landlord if they could have the wheels removed from the desk, they simply gave the legs some DIY “extensions.” It worked, but at the expense of it looking terrible.
I’m Absolutely Floored
It seems like the bathroom is the room in the house that takes the longest to get right. Whether it’s to do with the plumbing, the shower or the toilet, something always seems to go wrong. When you have gaping holes around the base of your toilet, you know that changes need to be made. According to the tenant, their landlord promised to “redo the bathroom floors.” For many, this would be the final nail in the tenancy coffin and a perfect opportunity to move elsewhere.
The Gateway to a Pointless Dimension
Here is another example of someone who was having a security issue and wanted something done about it. When the landlord suggested that he’d build a gate at the entrance, the tenant was glad that he was thinking about his safety. When he looked at the end result though, it was clear that the landlord didn’t have a clue what he was doing. Why is there a gate here when you can just walk around it?
Keep Calm & Move
It’s unclear how exactly this tenant had a bit gaping hole in his carpet. Maybe something caught on fire, maybe he had to check underneath the floorboards. Who knows? We do know, they cut it out. What we also know is that he contacted his landlord and asked to see if he could have the space covered somehow. The very next day, the landlord came over with this cheeky sign and stapled it over the existing carpet!
Ring Ring, Splash Splash!
For some strange reason, the landlord decided to have a piece of plastic shaped like a phone installed onto the top of a bathroom faucet! Does this mean that the tenant in question can make phone calls from a landline while he’s brushing his teeth? Or, does it mean that water sprinkles out of the phone-shaped object? The likelihood is that it is the second theory. However, we really hope that it’s the first one!
Hope You’re Warm Enough
Everyone has the perfect temperature they want their home to be. Making sure that an apartment is warm and safe is worth the cost that comes on your electric bill. In fact, many tenants are very picky about their thermostat temperature. This landlord decided that he would have the final say on the heat in this home. He even went as far as nailing a fake thermostat on the wall. This tenant could have adjusted the “thermostat” all day to no avail.
The Most Dangerous Game
Sometimes, the problems that occur in a rented home aren’t just inconvenient, but downright dangerous. There are some problems that we’re willing to live with to save some change on rent, but it doesn’t work out if those problems make up for it by raising our medical bills. Mold is no joke and even a little bit can be hazardous to your health. This Reddit user noted that her landlord absolutely refused to fix this issue and wanted to know if it was dangerous. Ugh, probably!
Sometimes, tenants do get the chance to give as good as they get from their landlords. That’s exactly what this Reddit user did when his landlord decided that -40 degree weather was the perfect time to turn down the heat. What the landlord forgot was that he paid the electric bill. So, this tenant threw conservation to the wind and rigged a fan to blow hot air from the stovetop around the apartment. It would have been a lot cheaper to just turn the heat up.
Ignore Now, Pay Later
Unfortunately, many landlords take their sweet time when they think a problem isn’t a big deal. That’s what happened when this tenant notified his landlord that there was a leak in the ceiling. But, the tenant had to live with it…for a while. Anyone who’s maintained a home before can tell you that small problems tend to grow larger over time. That’s what happened here when the small crack eventually led to a full-on collapse. The tenant said that the landlord came over much quicker after this.
Sure, Why Not?
This tenant just wanted a cat flap for his furry friend to be able to come and go as she pleased. The landlord consented. He even promised to install the door himself – it would be there by the time the tenant got home. A real cat door does cost money, though, and this landlord figured he could safely cut a few corners. Cutting a hole in the door and covering it with a pizza box has the same general effect, right?
Is This Home or Prison?
Whenever a landlord decides to take matters into their own hands, the tenant has to brace themselves from dear life. At least, that’s how it feels when looking at all of these photos consecutively! Whatever went through this landlord’s mind to create a makeshift door lock with just a chain and rusty padlock? As long as the tenant has a key, there should be no problem, right? No burglar’s going to come along with some chain cutters anytime soon.
For Rent: Fire Hazard
Electrical fires are a serious hazard in homes. That’s why it’s so important to remember to take steps, like regularly cleaning the lint out of your dryer. It’s also why this tenant was sure to notify her landlord when her outlet kept sparking. However, the landlord continued to ignore this tenant’s request. Worried, the tenant took measures into her own hands and started to check into it herself. What she found is every fire marshall’s worst nightmare.
A Showerhead…or Ten
Not everyone is great at home repair. As a landlord, though, it’s in your job description. If you aren’t willing to call in a professional, you should probably learn to fix things properly. This landlord sort of has the idea, he’s just missing half the job. When this tenant complained about the shower, the landlord made sure he had a new, working showerhead to use. The only problem is that the landlord seemed to have left the old showerheads where they are.
Job Sort of Done
It’s fairly common knowledge that a deadbolt is a stronger security feature than a standard lock alone. That’s why this tenant was probably happy when her landlord let her know he’d be installing a deadbolt in the front door soon. In reality, the landlord made a key mistake of installing the locks backward. It’s a lot less secure if all an intruder has to do is turn a lever to unlock the deadbolt and very inconvenient if you need a key to leave.
Tips to Microwave Less
From popcorn to quick TV dinners, microwaves can be a lifesaver on busy days when you don’t have time or want to cook. A key component to using a microwave, though, is the ability to open it. This landlord made a careless mistake when he installed this microwave by not measuring how far it was from the wall. This tenant noted under the image that this is as far as the microwave will open before it hits the wall.
Amenities Include…A Swamp?
Having a pool in your apartment complex is great for hot summer days. Yet, a crucial aspect of having a nice pool is maintaining it. Without regular cleaning, you get a pool that looks more, well, like this. This tenant noted their landlord opted to stop cleaning the pool. Why, you might ask? The kids in the complex stopped playing in it. After all, only kids use pools, right? That’s what this landlord thinks at least.
Not Quite as Advertised
When you’re looking at new apartments and homes, it’s recommended that you visit the place yourself rather than just trust the pictures. This is to make sure everything is and works as advertised. This is an idea that this landlord drove home when he told his new tenants that there was a pool in the complex. What he forgot to mention was that it was closed indefinitely. According to this tenant, so far, it has meant forever.
At this rate, landlords should win awards for how good they are at avoiding their tenants when they’re in dire need of assistance… And these landlords didn’t believe his trusty tenants when they tried to tell them that they had a slug infestation! Maybe this landlord didn’t care about fixing this problem but in the end, it would just cost him more as mold spreads, so better nip it in the bud before it overtakes the entire property!
If you are a Landlord or tenant then you need to pay attention to what to do when you face a mold issue. Mold can become a serious issue if not taken care of properly and can even cause health complications down the line. Maybe this landlord didn’t care about fixing this problem but in the end, it would just cost him more as mold spreads, so better nip it in the bud before it overtakes the entire property!
Heap of Chaos
When this ceiling caved in, and the landlord responded that he wouldn’t fix it until it rains again so that he can find the leak, so now there’s this big mess in the bathroom. So this seems to be the reasoning: If you complain about a problem, then it definitely exists. If you don’t complain, you live in a heap of chaos, and your landlord doesn’t have to deal with it. Which option is better? Definitely B (if you’re the landlord, that is.)
Under The Weather
Welcome to the miserly world renting in winter! This Landlord decided to out their thermostat in a cage, make it inaccessible to anyone in need of temperature regulation. While there are surely some fantastic landlords out there, we’re here today to talk about the stingy landlords of the rental world, who try to save every penny that they can at the expense of their tenants. Come rain or shine, these poor tenants will have to endure whatever weather they may be having, as they have no choice in the matter!
As we can see in the photo, this landlord went through some effort to fix a drooping deck from eventual collapse. Sure, it might be a temporary remedy, but without some actual fixing is done before it buckles, this could cause a real break down and even injury. Would it not just make sense to repair it correctly from the start and avoid any further damage? But that would be too logical, and landlords do not think this way!
This sneaky landlord said there would be a pool, so who wouldn’t be excited by the prospect of living within walking distance of a swimming pool. The thought of lounging in the sun and splashing about on summer days made moving to a new, unfamiliar place less daunting. They thought they would enjoy it as often as they could. But the landlord failed to mention that it has been neglected and in a state of much-needed work. Their dreams were dashed as were their summer days.
Band Aid Anyone
This landlord must live by the motto “there’s nothing a band-aid can’t fix.” And maybe in some situations, he could be right, take a cut or wound as an example. There is another expression that comes to mind “bandaids don’t fix bullet holes,” which means that putting a bandaid on something implies fixing a minor problem, or that the issue is to be treated as one. While Band-Aids may cover minor cuts and bruises, they aren’t meant for damaged property.
Out of Lock
Locks are pretty simple, or so it would seem to the average person renting an apartment. Wanting some more security within their residence, these tenants requested a lock on one of their doors. Their simple request was met without any difficulty, but the problem was obvious enough when the lock was put on a sliding door! You would think that if someone owns a property, they would have the capabilities to understand how locks work, well clearly not this guy!
Please Do Not Rob
Some people can be incredibly naive and trusting, and this extends to landlords who may be putting their tenants in danger. Take this landlord for example, instead of finding a suitable lock while their door is being repaired he thought a sign spelling out their predicament would suffice for the time being. Nevermind the fact that it’s drawing attention to their lack of security, it’s also not doing anything to stop possible intruders. This would be a perfect example of what NOT to do.
When a bunch of friends moved into rented accommodation during the summertime they didn’t need the heating on and never noticed anything wrong with their apartment. But as soon as winter came and it was chilly enough to warm the house up a little they realized that the thermostat dial was not real at all and was just an old dial glued to the wall! By now we are well aware that there are bad landlords out there but this one is pure evil!
Seriously! How much work could it be to a toilet flusher? Now, we understand that some landlords are not rolling in cash, but when your tenant asks you to fix the toilet flush, it really should be done right, they are after all paying money to live in an apartment that is decent and functioning. Putting a bungee cord on the flush is not a solution; it is a stop-gap, cowboy style repair that ends up in lists like this.
In Hot Water
Not having any hot water to bathe or shower with can be a real problem. Some of us have had to survive for a few days without water when there has been a broken pipe or leak, having to wait for the repairman. But this landlord isn’t going to be paying our for a new boiler any-time soon, not when you have a correctly working kettle. We will, however, give these landlords credit for their creativity; their ideas really are something else!
The Paper Clip King
We can only expect that when a tenant asks his landlord to repair the pull chain on the light that it would be taken care of sometime soon, not right away at least, we certainly wouldn’t expect it to be a major priority. But we might expect them to at least pay for a new chain that would cost money. But not this landlord, he decided to be more creative and thrifty because he is the paper clip king!
Yes, This Happened
We suppose it does work for some people on a budget, but when a tenant asks for the shower to be repaired by the landlord, we would expect a little better. Is a proper job really too much to ask for? The number of photos that have been uploaded to the internet of people doing this exact same thing is slightly terrifying, really, to know that this happens as frequently as it does, should make us all very scared.