Renting an apartment can be a bit of a gamble, because some issues show up after living in it for some time. Also, you never know what kind of person the owner really is—will they be considerate or will they decide to increase the rent when you want to extend the lease?

That is what happened to TikTok user @cornchipsandcorgis or simply Katie, who had to live in an apartment that wasn’t in the best condition and when the end of the lease was getting near, the landlord decided to increase the rent for the next year. She didn’t think it was sensible to take the offer, so the landlord started searching for new tenants. But the TikToker decided to reveal all the cracks and problems the apartment has to teach the owner a little bit of a lesson.

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TikTok user Katie is going to move out soon, but because her current apartment is in such a bad condition, she is putting everything that is wrong with it on display during viewings

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Katie put up a video on TikTok showing that her apartment is almost falling apart, but the landlord wants to charge her more for the next year. The TikToker couldn’t justify that and will be moving out.

But before she does that, she will try to, as she says, sabotage her landlord’s showing. But is it really sabotaging if you’re showing the truth and warning others what they would be getting themselves into?

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Katie moved stuff around to reveal the plaster falling off the walls and put the dehumidifier on display to make it obvious it gets humid there

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Katie’s plan is to just move some things around so that the worst parts of the apartment, which she is hiding as she is living there, would be visible to potential new tenants.

She doesn’t do anything drastic, just puts some clog remover by the shower to imply that it clogs a lot, and moves the trash can and shelves that hide parts of the wall with fallen plaster and cracks.

The apartment gets humid, so she put it on display to make sure everyone notices it

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It gets really humid, so there is another, bigger dehumidifier turned to its full power

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Katie puts the humidifiers (yes, plural) where they can be seen, so that would make it obvious, if the mold didn’t give it away, that it gets humid there.

She pulls down her pride flag to reveal a crack in the wall and to spice it up, strategically puts a nail on the floor that wasn’t just bought for this purpose, but that she found in the closet.

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In another video, Katie shows all the things she can’t hide, like paint chipping off the wall and a big crack in the ceiling

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The first video got over 400k likes, which is pretty unusual for Katie’s account, so she made a follow-up video, because in the previous one, she showed only some of the things that she was hiding, probably mostly for herself to make the apartment seem more livable. But there are plenty of things that can’t be concealed.

She shows paint chipping of the wall, a baseboard shoved in a corner, and a dangerous-looking crack in the ceiling, and it makes you wonder why the landlord thinks he can raise the rent before fixing it all.

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Because of the humidity, the apartment has mold and there are things Katie had to throw out that were damaged by it

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Due to the apartment being so humid, of course there would be mold and not even the dehumidifiers are helping. Katie shows that she has a list of things that are moldy and that she even had to throw out because of mold, for example, her pillows and blanket. This is the least of her concerns, because some types of mold can cause serious health problems.

The paint and plaster are chipping in several places in the house, so can you really call this sabotaging, or just reality?

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Katie gives us a better look at the plaster coming off under the sink and the cracks behind the toilet. Sure, not all people can afford to live in lovely decorated apartments with views to some breathtaking landscapes, but you would still expect the landlord to at least make sure the place is tidy-looking.

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Check out the viral video in which Katie shows her apartment that seems to be falling apart

@cornchipsandcorgiscan u tell i live in a basement apartment with landlords that have the audacity to increase rent next year?♬ Call me – 90sFlav

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People in the comments related to Katie’s situation and thought that she wasn’t doing anything wrong, just showing the apartment as it really is.

What was your reaction after seeing the video? Would you justify the landlord raising the rent? Let us know what you think in the comments!

People were commenting that they had similar experiences and agreed that potential tenants should be able to see where they could be living in its full glory