On hit '70s sitcom Three's Company, flamboyant and wise-cracking Ralph Furley replaced nosy original landlord Stanley Roper. Both were good for laughs on TV; in real life, maybe not so much.
In an ideal world, landlords would do more than cash your checks every month. They'd replace shoddy cabinets and stained carpet, let you paint your walls
, and make sure all their tenants were respectful and courteous to each other. In reality, renting can be a harrowing experience. Landlords are occasionally nosy, creepy, absentee, or just plain incompetent. Got a great one? You're lucky! More