We all have one of these stories — possibly more than one. I've had my fair share of odd roommates and sketchy apartments, but having a rotten landlord makes it far more difficult to navigate those negative aspects.
My favorite story about a bad landlord takes place in 2004, in Los Angeles. I had just graduated college and was living by myself in my first one-bedroom. It was a great little apartment, but during my one-year lease, the management company that owned the building sold it to an independent owner.