Is This Landlord Really Charging His Tennant $1 A Flush?

Submitted by: lalapancakes 5 months ago in Weird


Most creative troll in Melbourne or actual shitty landlord? According to News.com.au, a landlord is allegedly charging tenants $1 per flush on their toilet, in their own home even though the pay a separate water utility bill. The toilet supposedly operates just like a coin operated washer and drier, but shittier. The story was initially posted to reddit, hence the heavy lean to probable this being fake, but the post came with this photo with coin box attached. Real? Fake? I hate that this is actually plausible.

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Male 1,258
take a bucket filli it with 1.5 gallons of water in the sink, and pour it quickly into the bowl.  the toilet will magically flush itself for free!
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Male 496
Look at the shadow of the tank on the white wall. Shouldn't there also be a shadow cast by the coin mechanism?
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Female 172
Shit in the tub.  Cut down on corn, meats to allow it to break down easier.  Wear flip flops while showering.

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Male 1,173
That coin slot isn't for flushing, it's for the massage feature in the seat.
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Male 4,082
Would break it off on the first day and take any money in it. Then I'd put a work order in so it could be repaired and rip that one off too.
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Male 2,881
Not being familiar with the housing laws, or contract law in OZ, I still say this is bs.
As a landlord in the States, I know it can't be done with the givens.
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Male 525
Real or fake I don't see how this would work. Not only could you use another water source to flush, you can just take the tank top off and pull the stopper cord in there.
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Male 5,892
Crap in a bag. Leave it outside his door.
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Male 20,305
broizfam This is the only solution. Fight poo with poo.
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Female 1,176
If it's yellow let it mellow, if it's brown flush it down lol
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Male 20,305
pinkminx22 I learned that from my hippie bio teacher in high school. Still say it to myself like a mantra at least once every few months.
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Male 3,524
Back in "the day" White Castle had pay toilets.
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Male 80

Pecunia non olet - Money does not stink. We are back to an ancient Rome tax collection.


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Male 421
We ran out of quarters, so now our house looks like one of those houses in Hoarders.
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Male 448
If real, its easy to bypass without modifying the coin operated part - the sink is right there, and toilets are simply powered by water and gravity.

If the coin operated toilet is specifically mentioned on the lease, and you signed the lease, then it is legal.  If the coin operated part isn't on the lease, then it is illegal.
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Male 645
punko That's not necessarily true.  You can't just put whatever you want in a lease.  At least where I live, having functioning toilets, along with running water and AC, are required.  You can not write it in to your lease that those things are not required without breaking state laws.  They even made certain other things illegal in the past few years.  My Dad has several rental properties and he used to write it in to the lease that if they did not take care of the yard, he would hire a lawn service and bill them for it.  Now that is not allowed.  He can still pass the fine from the HOA along to them, but can not charge them for lawn service if they don;t take care of it.
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Male 448
waldo863 Depends on your state/province/county.  Laundry, for example, can be coin operated or included or not on site, but it must be clearly identified in the lease.

Some flats can be leased where power is coin operated, including the electric heat.

Its all about getting it clear up front.  
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Male 2,985
punko My Gosh, how humiliating would that be? To have to put coins into a slot in order to get heat. Ugh.
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