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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Tuesday, September 26

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Today's Fuel, which asks about landlord nightmares, has prompted stories involving prostitutes, multi-year lawsuits and omnipresent roaches; one even culminates in the succinct wish "Hopefully this guy will die in a motorcycle accident or something." As it happens, our question was inspired by this thread on Ask MetaFilter that features its own horrific tales of dealing with property management. Between these two discussions, a couple of potentially useful resources have been mentioned: a summary of the city's Landlord and Tenant Ordinance [PDF] and the discussion forums at and Craigslist.

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