spawn73: Seeing as this is a room that landlord rents out, he/she doesn't need a reason to terminate the lease at all.
jtown: indarwinsshadow: But anal sex on the kitchen table is still a go, right?Oh, man, that reminds me of the time I was looking for a room to rent in SoCal and I walked into the most bizarre home interior I've ever seen. It was a large place, easily 5,000 square feet and I only saw four rooms in the downstairs portion and came to the conclusion that it was a porn set. The large room to the left of the entry had a floor that was raised 2 steps up from ground level with stone (possibly marble) columns about 4' high with stone busts on top (heads, not boobs) on each corner of the raised area. There were fake plants all the way around the edge on ground level and the only furnishing in the room on the raised area was a Queen Anne sofa backed by red, velvet drapery hanging from the ceiling to the floor. So we go up onto the platform, across the other side, and down into the kitchen.Huge room. 35-40' on a side. There's the usual high-end kitchen along two walls two walls and a gigantic, marble island right in the center of the room. Totally impractical placement if the island was intended for cooking prep. But perfect placement if you want to make sure there's room for cameras and lighting equipment on all sides. I'm pretty sure there was a lot of anal going on in that kitchen. Then they showed me what would be my room. Looks like it was a den or something. Wet bar along one wall. And my bathroom would have been a guest bathroom that "nobody ever uses". Right. If nobody ever uses it, why are there a dozen different body washes, shampoos, and conditioners in the shower and a bunch of brushes and loofahs? Looked like a hose-off-the-jizz shower to me.I was kinda tempted to take the room but decided I didn't want a bunch of weirdness at home. Even if it was totally legit and the owner just had a weird sense of home decor, the vibe I got from him was a bit creepy. I ended up renting a room in a normal, boring house.
Quantum Apostrophe: Hey at least you get to see it first. Here in Quebec if you buy a condo and you don't know that there's a "déclaration de co-propriété" (that's the act of incorporation for the condo), too bad. When you buy, it's implied that you saw it, even if you never saw it or signed it. Usually these acts are FILLED with petty rules like these, written in the vaguest and densest legalese possible. At least if you are a renter you can leave, which is orders of magnitude faster and easier than selling./Just another reason real estate makes no sense at all
Fano: "Pots are to be kept inside the oven when not in use." Guess the nationality.
montreal_medic: Quantum Apostrophe: Hey at least you get to see it first. Here in Quebec if you buy a condo and you don't know that there's a "déclaration de co-propriété" (that's the act of incorporation for the condo), too bad. When you buy, it's implied that you saw it, even if you never saw it or signed it. Usually these acts are FILLED with petty rules like these, written in the vaguest and densest legalese possible. At least if you are a renter you can leave, which is orders of magnitude faster and easier than selling./Just another reason real estate makes no sense at allTell me about it. We just found out that the owners of a few condos in our building got together with a couple of other condo owners and changed the whole condo agreement without formally calling a meeting. They had a unaminous vote of those present, since quarum is around 20%. Now we are all screwed.The rules arent too bad for a renter, but we own. Screw this.They also voted to change quarum so we need damn near everyone to reverse it, including them
Gordon Bennett: This is when you send all of your mates around one at a time to view the room, each one blind stinking drunk and messily devouring a pork pie throughout the entire tour.
Oznog: "Alcohol must be kept in room". Hmm, bit of ambiguity of English here.I MUST keep alcohol in my room? I don't even drink... will you be coming into my room and inspecting to ensure I am keeping some there?
ciberido: Oznog: "Alcohol must be kept in room". Hmm, bit of ambiguity of English here.I MUST keep alcohol in my room? I don't even drink... will you be coming into my room and inspecting to ensure I am keeping some there?How about "Any alcohol must be kept in room"?
rockforever: ZAZ: This is for rental of a room, not a fully equipped apartment. These are roommate rules as much as tenant rules.Showers between the hours of 6am to 10am or 7pm to 11pm. No longer than 15 minutes. What? Does that 15 minutes count from the moment you step into the restroom?Cooking only 30 minutes.It sounds like this person wants to make money off his rooms without actually wanting people there. When I lived with roommates it was like, hey do you want to split a pizza? No? Ok I'm gonna cook something, you want some? No? Alright, later.If you are gonna have people living with you, you will have to make contact with them.
Mixolydian Master: Gordon Bennett: This is when you send all of your mates around one at a time to view the room, each one blind stinking drunk and messily devouring a pork pie throughout the entire tour.Nah. You move in with a fake name, and on day three, you throw an all night bacon party with a live DJ, and 45 of your closest friends. Cops show up? Who cares? I'm at my real home watching it all unfold on the installed webcam I left behind.
Big Merl: Wait, I've seen this before. You must bring with you two pairs of black socks, one pair of Combat boot, one lack ski mask, two pairs of black pants, two pairs of Black shirts, one portable mattress and $500 personal burial money.
Quantum Apostrophe: change1211: How are the leaky roofs going in the strata over your way?/Quebec is a third-world trash heap, but BC ain't much better from what I hear
rogue_L_chick: Every roommate I've ever had, if the booze wasn't kept in your room, it'd be gone. I became very adept at finding places to hide liquor from the last set (never again).Started out in the closet, tucked into pants and coats, then in the air vents, then bagged up, under the potted plant...even came home from the county fair once with a huge blue snake I won at a game. That sucker gave his many a Sailor Jerry bottle until it was discovered.S'okay though...I up resorting to pinching their weed to compensate.
IamPatSajak: Sounds like my LL and I am renting a whole house, not just a room. He has invented all of these arbitrary rules and emails me all the time about them. We are apparently not allowed to appear that we live here from the outside, nothing on porches, no kid's toys or bikes or skateboards or ANYTHING outside. No trash or recycling bins near the house, he claims it is an "easement issue" whatever the fark that means, they are off the side of the porch. He has come in and done "inspections" multiple times, going through my closets, he sent me an email upset with me because I had laundry on the couch I was in the process of folding.I am in a living hell. Lease is up soon, thank god.
ReapTheChaos: Judging from the majority of the comments I don't think most people even read the article, typical Fark behavior. If they had they would have realized that this isn't about renting a house, apartment or flat, it's renting a bedroom in someone else's house.
Krikkitbot: This is a picture of the landlord[data.whicdn.com image 469x500]
rwa2: Heh, I rented a room from the Chabad House my last semester at college. I was banned from the kitchen entirely, but because of this the rent was pretty low... maybe $250 / mo. instead of more than $500 everywhere else. I figured I could afford to eat out with all the money I saved on rent. I'd put my drinks just outside the window to keep cold, and have cans of soup on the furnace to eat warm. It actually worked out pretty well.One weekend my landlord who lived with us asked me to turn up the thermostat because his kids were a bit chilly. I didn't know where the thermostat was so he walked me up near my room and pointed to it. Then in Monty Python style I was like, and you want me to turn it up to here. And he's like, yes, just slide it up a few degrees please, and I look at him like thanks for showing me where it is but now that you're here why don't you do it yourself. And finally I give up and slide it up and he says thanks and goes back downstairs. Then I realized it was Saturday and I was being a dick and enjoyed a nice slow facepalm.
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