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Tastybiscuits wrote

Landlords are independent entities from the government. By signing into a lease you are choosing to enter into a civil business contract that absolutely must outline these issues in detail. Most landlords do not possess the personal skills required to maintain properties, but must pay for & provide these maintenance services as required by contract despite the cost to do so, in a timely manner. If anyone (service professionals, renters, etc.)are injured on the property, the landlord is at fault. If the house burns down, the landlord takes the loss, not the renter. By failing to pay rent, the renter is knowingly breaking that contract whether intended or otherwise. If the renter does not agree to the terms of the rental contract, the renter is not required to or forced to sign it in any way, & may find an alternate location more suitable to their preferences. The landlord does not choose the renters career or income. The landlord cannot be blamed for poor decision making, lack of financial planning, or minimized opportunity in certain communities as these issues are beyond the landlords control. If the landlord were to default on his loan, the bank would blame the landlord, not the renter.

Otherwise I love the raw feel of the images has a very grunge look. I agree that the slide with the white background & text was extremely hard to read. I would like to see that one changed to a more legible background.

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black_fox wrote

If anyone (service professionals, renters, etc.)are injured on the property, the landlord is at fault.

what do you think "licensed, bonded and insured" means?

If the house burns down, the landlord takes the loss

damn if only there was a thing that you paid into monthly, where if an emergency happened, you could get your loss covered.

also maybe just general landlords should consider not being a leech

The landlord does not choose the renters career or income.

landlords regularly ask for employment information and can deny you if they want. it may or may not be legal but generally potential renters don't have much recourse and are forced to go elsewhere.

you seem to have a lot of sympathy for rich people who enjoy gambling. i'd suggest asking yourself why. and if a forum run by anarchists is the right place for you.

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inthedustofthisplanet wrote (edited )

Oh, no one someone who had the capital to buy up a bunch of property doesn't have the skills to provide to those who don't own anything we should feel sympathy for them. :(

I bet you're a l(eech)andlord, right?

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Tastybiscuits wrote (edited )

I love the inexplicable internet mindset of, “if you don’t agree with me than you obviously must be one of the (landlords).”

It is no more their fault that they own something than it is your fault that you don’t. In actuality it is probably quiet the opposite. Do you think everyone who owns something had it handed to them for free? Hell no. I for one have worked extremely hard to get to where I am & I don’t even have that much to my name. (I definitely do not have any land.) But I also realize that the way I got here was by making sacrifices. You want to know how I bought a nice car? I saved my money for a long fuckin time & chose to make sacrifices in favor of an ultimate goal. Do you know how I was able to afford the rent on my place? I worked a full time job & started a side business that I dedicated all my free time & energy too, even when I didn’t want to. My landlord doesn’t give me any breaks just like I don’t give her any. We have an agreement that we both entered into willingly with the expectation that the other person would hold up to their word if and when the day comes. If my plumbing stops working, it is her responsibility to provide the required fix as per our agreed upon deal- whether that fix is by her own hands or her pocket I don’t care as long as it is sufficiently corrected in a timely manner. In return it is my responsibility to pay my rent on time. Your logic in the matter makes absolutely no sense when you actually dissect it & I fail to see where your preconceived notion that landlords are parasites because they have ownership of something that you don’t is a justified concept. The reality is far from the picture you have conveniently painted.

By your logic we should either all be poor and own nothing regardless of how hard one works, or we should all be rich even if you do nothing to earn it or maintain it properly.

Edit: You know the whole “every kid gets a trophy” issues so no one feels bad. Your analogy is that but worse.

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no_ wrote

I for one have worked extremely hard to get to where I am & I don’t even have that much to my name.

So your entire point is "i have busted my ass so everyone should struggle just like i did"

You complain about the "every kid gets a trophy" yet your whole thing is "nobody gets trophy because i didn't got any".

Others have went about your landlord loving shit so I won't bother with that part. You can go back to your "shoplifting" forum, where most members are garbage like you.

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zoom_zip OP wrote

"It is no more their fault that they own something than it is your fault that you don’t."

weird take tbh. you can be in poverty for reasons that are not your "fault" at all. you can be rich for reasons that are entirely your "fault"--through your exploitation of other people. seems kind of weird to be like "well, it's not my fault that i'm exploiting you."

that said, if you read my opinion that i put on the page thoroughly and still disagree, i don't think there's anything more i could say that would result in either of us changing our minds so :shrug:

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RadicalConstructivist wrote

I for one have worked extremely hard to get to where I am & I don’t even have that much to my name.

Have you reflected on why that is?

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zoom_zip OP wrote

hmm

not sure the existence of a contract absolves the landlord of their exploitation. they still position themselves in a power position over their tenants. they still use their access to a resource that the tenant doesn't have access to in order to extract wealth.

saying things like "By failing to pay rent, the renter is knowingly breaking that contract whether intended or otherwise" is just callously disregarding the issue. the idea that a tenant can just "go somewhere else" is kind of dismissive as well. where the fuck do they go when landlords buy up property in droves and the only two options are rent from a landlord or take out a mortgage (and the majority of the people who rent are doing so because they cannot get a mortgage). what is this magical alternative option?

i'll fix that slide with the unreadable text. thanks for the feedback.

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