However, when landlord’s make emotional decisions it can be costly. If you need to really let loose and vent… DON’T do it to the tenant! Do it to our voicemail. From smashing windows, tearing up carpet, punching holes in the walls and ripping out appliances, an angry tenant can really cause damage to the rental. Here are just a few stories that reflect this all-too-common action: Evicted Tenants Seek Revenge, Destroy Property Says Landlord When a landlord served her tenants eviction papers for nonpayment of rent, the tenants trashed the property.