One renter on Reddit said they were in an ongoing struggle with their landlord’s son, who was filling the backyard with trash.
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Generally, just dumping the items in a shared space is frowned upon — but that’s what this Redditor claimed their upstairs neighbor was doing.
“Landlord’s son moved [into the] upstairs apartment,” they explained, adding that the new resident “turned [the] backyard into [his] personal trash bin.”
The attached photos are almost painful to see. Someone dumped a whole couch, several cushions and pillows, multiple pieces of carpet, a cardboard box, and a large plastic sheet on top of the grass in an otherwise charming yard.
“So much for ‘Don’t s*** where you sleep,’” one commenter remarked.
The original poster replied, “This phrase would be funny if animals he let in hadn’t pooped on the carpet of the front door.”
According to another comment, the original poster hadn’t alerted their landlord yet. They added, “I doubt he’ll be helpful however, as we’ve had to take many previous issues into our own hands.”
Some commenters were suspicious of the son’s actions. “I would guess dude would rather live in the downstairs,” one user said. “Trying to drive you out with slobbery, and assuming you won’t think of any recourse.”
Thankfully, other users pointed out that the original poster has options. “You could reduce rent payments until they clean up that mess,” said one commenter. “I advise talking to a lawyer.”
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