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KU Student Senate to lobby for renters

As someone who worked for a rental company I need to comment. Yes, landlords in Lawrence, as a general rule, suck and want to take you for everything you have. However, they also are generally like this after years of abuse and mistreatment from tenants. I left the rental industry after being assaulted in my office, having to call 911 several times due to threats of violence, finding live animals left behind in apartments to die, and also finding dead animals. The filth and horror a large majority of renters leave behind is unimaginable. I have left units covered in fleas, maggots, and goodness knows what else - in "nicer" units. The worst are college students who completely destroy their units and then have their lawyer mommies or daddies threaten to sue if you take them to court or keep their deposit. I will never rent or work for a rental agency in this area ever again.

December 1, 2005 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )