landlords

generation rent

We Spoke to the Legends Who Took Their Landlord to Court and Won

Ben Leonard, who recently won a court case against his landlord, told us how he and his housemates fought the system.
Lauren O'Neill
4.2.19
happy ending

How Two Homeless Men Found a Home on eBay

"We didn’t do this to become celebrities. We just wanted to find somewhere to live."
Rebecca Baden
12.18.17
Gaming

The Secret Anti-Landlord Origin of Monopoly

The celebration of cutthroat capitalism was intended as a lesson against wealth inequality.
Tristan Donovan
5.22.17
News

UK Government Money to Tackle Rogue Landlords Is Being Used to Arrest Tenants

In trying to clamp down on "beds in sheds", the UK government just made things harder for the people living in them.
Dan Hancox
9.22.16
Stuff

Landlords Are Embarrassed to Admit They Are Blood-Sucking Sub-Humans, Apparently

Landlords, the worst people on earth, have a secret: they are ashamed to admit they are scum.
Joel Golby
9.10.16
Stuff

My Landlord Mom Refuses to Cash in on San Francisco's Insane Housing Market

In San Francisco's shitstorm of a housing market, the landlords who purchased homes before prices exploded now have the opportunity to cash in.
Jesse Alejandro Cottrell
9.5.16
News

Heckling Property Sharks at Their Awards Party Was Strangely Depressing

Millions are affected by the housing crisis, but who wants to go to a party for rich people that they weren't invited to?
Sam Kriss
4.21.16
News

Making Friends with the People Camping Overnight in the Rain to Buy an 'Affordable' London Home

People will sleep on the streets for the chance to buy a shoe-box flat.
Philip Kleinfeld
11.6.15
Stuff

Amid San Francisco's Housing Crisis, an Organization Turns Vacant Buildings into Squats

Homes Not Jails scouts out empty buildings in the city and turns them into squats for those who can't afford to pay San Francisco's steep rent.
Harmon Leon
9.9.15
Stuff

I Spent Months Battling Bedbugs and Years Trying to Get Them Out of My Head

I dealt with the grossest, most outrageous bed bug infestation you can imagine. But it was after I got rid of them that things really started spiraling out of control.
Jake Scott
7.31.15
News

Is It Time for London to Go on a Rent Strike?

When you can't afford rent, why not try not paying it?
Ben Beach
6.16.15
News

Does Publicly Shaming Landlords Make Them Better People?

As members of a broadly liberal society, we love to cast judgment on our peers. But castigating shady landlords on the internet may not achieve all that much for average renters.
John Surico
10.13.14
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