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Renters referring to the property as 'My Home'

I noticed a lot of renters in Canada, especially the ones facing eviction always refer to their rented property as "my home".

I have lived here 23 years it's "my home".

Please sign the petition as I am being evicted from "my home".

Landlord wants move in their family member into "my home".

Have you seen this anywhere else in the world? I certainly haven't and I lived on 3 continents.

Next time I go to Hertz I'm gonna rent "my car".

Oh....you want your car back? But it's my Beige Toyota.
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Yeah people are generally irrational. Even home owners thought it is their home when they have a mortgage and the bank takes away "their home" when they default on their mortgage.
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divx wrote: Yeah people are generally irrational. Even home owners thought it is their home when they have a mortgage and the bank takes away "their home" when they default on their mortgage.
Strange post, as you refer to them as home owners, so clearly you see and identify a distinction between them and renters. Also, their name is on the deed/title, land registery etc.
But i do see what you're saying overall.
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furtado_4real wrote: Strange post, as you refer to them as home owners, so clearly you see and identify a distinction between them and renters. Also, their name is on the deed/title, land registery etc.
But i do see what you're saying overall.
Bank isn't interested in owning RE, the mortgage do generally get paid off so people can be called home owner even though the bank have first claim to the property on the title registration. Renters however have no equity, therefore no skin in the RE game. There is also bright side of been a renter, can move whenever they feel like it.
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divx wrote: Bank isn't interested in owning RE, the mortgage do generally get paid off so people can be called home owner even though the bank have first claim to the property on the title registration. Renters however have no equity, therefore no skin in the RE game. There is also bright side of been a renter, can move whenever they feel like it.
I think we both agree that there is a distinction between renters and home owners. I think we all know how the systems and processes work. Again, the fact that we make a distinction between the two (as you also did) was my point, and in that choice of verbiage used, specifically, changes the perception around an actual homeowner vs. a renter being "irrational" as you put it.
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Someone's home is literally where they live, not what they own. Wouldn't it sound strange if somebody leaving work says "I'm going to my rental" instead of "I'm going home"? Are renters considered "homeless"?
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Rentoids are just like employees.

Calling it “my office”.

“I am being fired from MY JOB

Employees have no respect for the actual JOB CREATORS. Just like renters have no respect for the landlords anymore. Employees expecting a raise, even when PROFITS ARE DOWN, maybe you should start a company you lazy wagie.

Only self-employed can call it “my job”
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"GIMME MY FAIR SHARE OF YOUR INCOME"

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Some feel entitled, partially why I hated being a landlord. When u rent from blockbuster or a library it's pretty clear you don't own it.
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JoeBlack23 wrote: Someone's home is literally where they live, not what they own. Wouldn't it sound strange if somebody leaving work says "I'm going to my rental" instead of "I'm going home"? Are renters considered "homeless"?
Yes it would be strange but you're quote is good with "I'm going home" vs "I'm going to MY HOUSE". Where you rent is where you stay, but it does not make it yours.
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Home vs. House - two very different things.
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When we rented, decades ago, our rental was home. Even here in Mexico, with an Airbnb, I call it home, which it is for the present. The OPs rant appears to relate to bad tenants, not the vast majority of decent long- or short-term renters.
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Another troll thread to create division… and yet so many bite.
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BiegeToyota wrote: I noticed a lot of renters in Canada, especially the ones facing eviction always refer to their rented property as "my home".

I have lived here 23 years it's "my home".

Please sign the petition as I am being evicted from "my home".

Landlord wants move in their family member into "my home".

Have you seen this anywhere else in the world? I certainly haven't and I lived on 3 continents.

Next time I go to Hertz I'm gonna rent "my car".

Oh....you want your car back? But it's my Beige Toyota.
Well Hertz did pay out millions of dollars after people failed to return rental cars on time so they reported them stolen and these people were subsequently pulled over by the police. We know of course that was a trauma to them and they risked death so are owed compensation.
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Reported for trolling, and it does look like that is the case.

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