7 secrets you can't keep from your landlord

If you ever kept silent as a child instead of fessing up to your parents after breaking something expensive, you're not alone! But those childhood secrets offered a lesson for later on in life: it's important to confess and deal with the consequences of your actions (especially because you'll usually be found out anyway!).

Renters sometimes have a similar reaction when something goes awry in their rental unit — whether or not the mishap was their fault. Although it might seem OK to be quiet about losing the key or security fob to your New York, NY, apartment while on the subway or you dread reporting that leaky roof, you really must reveal some issues to your landlord right away.

Here are seven secrets you should never keep from your landlord:

What secrets have you told your landlord? Are there some you're still keeping? Share your stories in the comments!

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