The landlord lives in the US and doesn’t want to spend a single penny or effort in the house - not even for painting and repairs. He only wants rent and when you reach out for major repairs, he will just pass it on to the tenant. This was despite us writing in the contract that anything above 500/- would-be owner’s responsibility (I’m from the real estate industry). At the time of renewal, the owner agreed for less increase of rent as the market had gone down but later deducted that money from our deposit. He also listed a lot of issues to make further deductions from our deposit. We couldn’t have retained the keys as we were relocating to the UK, and the owner was aware. Not a good experience overall.
The landlord never inspected the premises himself before other tenants and depended on the broker. The broker’s agent changed during the stay and didn’t do the handover. While we maintained the premises better than what we had received (I have a cleanliness and perfection OCD), the landlord deducted the deposit for all the repairs of the house in the last 5 years - we had only stayed for 2 years. This included structural defects too that the broker also insisted were common across the apartment complex. We finally threatened with a legal notice, and some part was refunded while the other wasn’t.