These landlords have the morals of an alley cat.
Invitation Homes, the largest landlord of single-family houses in the U.S., boasts of providing a uniquely “worry free” experience. Tenants don’t always agree.
By Michelle Conline and cross-posted from Reuters Investigates
The rental home seemed so beautiful when McKayla Ferreira first laid eyes on it. The roof had three gables, fruit trees grew in the backyard, and the front porch gleamed with a fresh coat of paint.
Then Ferreira moved in.
First, she noticed water leaking through the bathroom and kitchen ceilings. Then she found a furry black mold spreading across the walls and raw sewage sluicing through the crawl space. Worst, to her, were the black widow spiders swarming her kitchen cupboards and linen closets. “Those spiders were so big you could hear them,” Ferreira said. “They sounded like fingernails scraping a table.”
Ferreira called her landlord, Invitation Homes Inc, a creation of private equity giant Blackstone Group LP…
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