Booze-addled opera singer for a roommate? Water bugs the size of a grown man's thumb? Front-door lock susceptible to a gentle push? If you as a tenant have experienced any or all of these—or realities similarly nightmarish—Curbed wants you.
What better way to fete this day, Halloween, than by asking you, dear readers, to send along your Renter Horror Stories. The rules are simple: we'll collect 'em all and put the best up to a vote on 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 on 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.