Every rental I’ve been in (always been in houses/trailers because of my dog, never an apartment) I’ve always had to pay all the utilities including sewer and trash and have had to take care of repairs myself. The double wide trailer I’m currently living in needs repairs and updates, badly. Since moving in, I’ve had to replace the bathroom sink, the toilet seat since it was sliding off, and I’ve repainted and sanded down the trim on a window sill since it was chipping off and my 1 year old daughter puts her hands on it. When asking my landlord for compensation for the labor, the best they could do was reimburse me for the supplies. So basically, I’ve been fixing up their trailer for free because they couldn’t be bothered to fix necessary things. The exterior of the house is in bad shape as well, but I’m not touching that since hopefully I won’t be here much longer.
Just curious if anyone else has had the same experience? People on here claim that renting pays for itself because you’re not as responsible for maintenance, but it’s always been the opposite for me. I even see people say on here it’s nice to not have to take care of the lawn, that must be nice because every property I’ve rented has required me to handle all of that myself. Not even to mention the mice problem that wasn’t disclosed to me upon moving in, and that their only suggestion was to put out traps. Real helpful lol.
I have an offer accepted on a house and I’m waiting on inspection so I can hopefully get out of this dump soon and stop wasting my money on renting and fixing up someone else’s problem. I was just wondering if this has been the case for anyone else, because every time I see someone claim that renting pays for itself I have to roll my eyes a little bit.