I hereby nominate my former landlord. He owns two houses, both with multiple apartments, which he's now selling. The problem is, the one I lived in, and my friend is moving out of, I know for a fact is falling apart. And I'm guessing the other one is as well, since that was his mother's house.
Anyway, his idea of "fixing things" is more along the lines of slapping a band aid on it, rather than fixing the root of the issue. Which is coming back to bite him in the backside, as everyone who's looked at the house has seen what poor shape its in. there are two small apts on the first floor, my friend's 2 BR on the second, and mine, on the third, which reallys isn't legal, and actually, technically is part of the second floor unit.
Landlord is asking top dollar, but you can see the sloping floors, cracks in the wall,s and so on, and after this week, when my friend is gone from the second floor, and ALL her stuff is out, it will be even more noticeable. He also claims he's going to paint, refinish the floors etc. in my friend's old apt, but again, band aids,and when and if anyone signs a contract, once the home inspection is done, all bets are off.
He's also made noises about renting my friend's apt, even though the house is on the market!!!! since he's losing the rent from my friend. And he doesn't NEED the money. he's just cheap and greedy. Can't wait to see how this all plays out.