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Types of Landlords You Might Meet!

Types of Landlords You Might Meet!

If you have been working away from your hometown for some time, you will most definitely have seen your fair share of landlords. Especially if you have been renting properties since you were a student. Do you ever notice that the older you get, landlords tend to be a little more accommodating? Perks of adulting in a way.

There is never a “best landlord or worst landlord”, sometimes just misunderstood ones. So here is just a walk down memory lane of the many types of landlords you may have encountered.

  1. The FBI
  2. The Magician
  3. The Gossip Type
  4. The MacGyver
  5. The Private Investigator


The FBI - Types of Landlords You Might Meet

Landlords who do extra screen checks aren’t busybodies, they are just making sure they know you beforehand. If they have existing tenants, they would like to make sure you have the same vibe to fit in. So, don’t be too harsh on the FBI type landlord, they mean well!

The Magician

 The Magician - Types of Landlords You Might Meet

Landlords are an unusual kind of landlord and will leave you to your devices. They usually appear when your rent is due but call them for a faulty fan to fix, chances are, they can’t be reached. Even if they do, don’t forget you are responsible for the condition of the property.

The Gossip Type

The Gossip Type - Types of Landlords You Might Meet

The gossip landlord is a walking encyclopaedia of the whole neighbourhood. They know which cat belongs to who and which kid graduated from which uni. The best strategy is to be super polite as much as you can. Also, to not be part of the gossip, don’t share the gossip.

The MacGyver

The MacGyver

If you have a real handyman as a landlord, chances are you will never have to worry about a faulty door. They will fix it in less than 10minutes and won’t expect you to pay any additional cost if you may have broken the door. The cons of this landlord are if you get one who tries to do things they may not be a pro at. DIY renovations with no proper planning may cause you a lot of problems.

The Private Investigator

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You seem to notice some of the items in the living room are arranged differently. The books are off a little, the chair is not where it was. Things have moved around since you left the house for work. Before you think you are living with a poltergeist, give your landlord a buzz if he was in the house to check up on the house. Chances are they will say they were around the neighbourhood and wanted to just drop by.

It is normal for first-time landlords to be a little protective of their property because it is like their baby in a way. If it bothers you over time, try talking them that you would like it if they let you know when pop by. Honesty is the best policy and chances are they wouldn’t be too hurt by the request.


Regardless of which landlord you get, remember to always be nice. That is a sure way to win anyone’s heart. If you want an even cooler way to connect with your landlord, try SPEEDHOME. It is an app that finds you the best places to rent, ZERO deposit needed, and you get to link up with the prospective landlord in an instant. With SPEEDHOME’s super easy to use messenger, you won’t have to worry about getting a quick reply.

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