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Top 10 Laughable Rent Excuses

Being a landlord can be a tough gig. Take the edge off with these Top 10 Laughable Rent Excuses:

  1. “I can’t pay my rent. My BMW is in the shop and I cannot afford to pay for both.”
  2. “I can’t pay my rent because the checks are printed in┬áJapan and the plane crashed.”
  3. “You can’t evict me. If I move, my friends won’t know where to find me.”
  4. “Well, you see, I cannot pay the rent because my daughter ate my husband’s paycheck.”
  5. “I deposited my paycheck in the bank teller machine and it got caught in the rollers. It took six days to tear apart the machine.”
  6. “I had my choice of paying the rent or buying a car. I bought a car. I knew you would understand.”
  7. “I am sure I paid you — YOU must have lost it.”
  8. “You towed my car away that was illegally parked and I refuse to pay my rent until you get my car out of impound.”
  9. “It’s your fault. You deposited my check too late. My automatic withdrawals went through the bank before the rent check.”
  10. “The house is haunted.”


If you’re a landlord, you’ve probably heard your own top rent excuses. Add them to the comments below!