Citizens of the Curbediverse, we know most of you have scary/disturbing/disgusting/unforgettable stories about awful landlords, roommates, and rental apartments. If so, Curbed wants you.
Next week will be Curbed's first-ever Renters Week, wherein we shift our focus from buying to renting for five glorious days. We'll be covering everything from AirBNB to Craigslist to pricey and cheap rentals. And, of course, Rental Horror Stories. That's where you come in, dear readers. Starting now, please send us your renter horror stories for entry into a Curbed Network-wide Renters Week contest. The rules are simple: we'll collect 'em all and put the best up to a vote next Thursday. The winner of this site will face off against other worthy Renter Horror Stories from our other city sites in a massive poll hosted on our sister site Curbed National next Friday. Then—and here's the big thing—the national winner will claim one glorious month of gloriously free rent funded entirely (and jovially) by Curbed. (Up to $2,500, people—it shouldn't be our problem that some of you choose to pay $10K a month in rent.) Our tipline's officially open, so send your tales immediately. Then sit back and start dreaming of better days ahead.