In your article tenant 101, you have mentioned scams committed by tenants.I am in the lookout for a new place to stay as a tenant, can you tell me some of the scams committed by landlords?
Another rip-off are landlords who are slumlords. Our cleaning lady had an apartment where the kitchen from the unit above started leaking water into hers. I was appalled to visit her and find the entire ceiling of her kitchen was missing, and a bucket was in the kitchen catching drippings from the plumbing above. And the landlord had no intention of fixing this. This was in a 300-unit apartment complex that rented mostly to illegal immigrants (many six to nine to an apartment!). We went to the rental office and the bored clerk basically intimated that if we didn't like it, too bad. And by the way, she'd all the INS if we complained or took legal action. They just assumed our cleaning lady was illegal, which she wasn't.