|Bad Tenant Alert||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Thomas Lofft (tloffthotmail.com)|
|Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 20:39:52 -0700 (PDT)|
Tim Pierce wrote: The idea of a "bad tenants" blacklist sounds like a liability pit so huge, I would not even want to be in the same hemisphere as it. --twp I don't see any difference in concept between a bad credit list which we all know exists, or a bad bank account list which is a blacklist maintained by the banks, from a "Bad Tenants" list. In fact, if there is a landlords association in your area, I would hope they collaborate to maintain such a list for members, even if they do not release it publicly. Further, our responsibility to our communities is to be sensitive to the best interests of our community in whole even if it means avoiding an immediate questionable tenant in preference for a more certainly reliable tenant possibility next month. A worst case would be a perpetrator finding refuge in one home as a safe house from which to exploit the other community members. I would caution all to be particularly wary of all new tenants until they have demonstrated their reliability. For example, when a prospect initially asks to only pay half the deposit and the balance in 2 weeks, you're definitely looking into the gates of hell. Tom Lofft RE: Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 16:21:32 -0400 From: Tim Pierce <twp [at] unchi.org> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Bad tenant alert To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> Cc: Doug Chamberlin <chamberlin.doug [at] gmail.com> Message-ID: <4D7D274C.6070907 [at] unchi.org> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed On 3/12/11 9:17 AM, Doug Chamberlin wrote: > > On 3/11/11 11:34 AM, David Bygott wrote: >> Is it even legal to post such a warning? > Of course it is legal! I am not a lawyer but my understanding is that it > is not illegal to tell the truth. "Truth is an absolute defense to a defamation claim. But keep in mind that the truth may be difficult and expensive to prove." (http://www.eff.org/issues/bloggers/legal/liability/defamation) The idea of a "bad tenants" blacklist sounds like a liability pit so huge, I would not even want to be in the same hemisphere as it. --twp
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