Frankfort Citizens for a Better Living

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By definition, a slumlord is a landlord who tries to maximize profits by spending the minimal amount of money on property maintenance. Often, slumlords own properties in poor neighborhoods and charge low rent to tenants as a "deal" to lure in tenants who cannot pay high rent or who cannot pass a credit or background check.

Slumlords are sometimes the reason behind declining property values in entire neighborhoods and are generally depicted as greedy people who make a living off poor people’s money with little regard to their state of living.

Examples of Landlord Neglect

Some examples of landlord neglect may include:

In addition, when total neglect is occurring on a property, the maintenance personnel may rarely appear when called, the rent may be raised for no particular reason, and security deposits are rarely returned.

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