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Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 17, 2021 5:19 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 17, 2021 5:22 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 17, 2021 5:22 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by plenty [MO]) Feb 17, 2021 5:30 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Still Learning [NH]) Feb 17, 2021 5:31 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Tonia [RI]) Feb 17, 2021 5:34 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Jason [VA]) Feb 17, 2021 6:11 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Allym [NJ]) Feb 17, 2021 6:17 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Bonanza [NC]) Feb 17, 2021 6:20 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by NE [PA]) Feb 17, 2021 6:22 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Feb 17, 2021 6:26 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Smokowna [MD]) Feb 17, 2021 7:58 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Ken [NY]) Feb 17, 2021 8:21 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Feb 17, 2021 8:43 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by OPM [OR]) Feb 17, 2021 10:54 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by RentsDue [MA]) Feb 17, 2021 11:05 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Feb 17, 2021 11:06 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 17, 2021 11:16 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 18, 2021 1:04 AM
       Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Feb 18, 2021 6:45 AM
       Facebook defamation! (by NE [PA]) Feb 18, 2021 7:19 AM
       Facebook defamation! (by Scott [IN]) Feb 18, 2021 8:58 AM
       Facebook defamation! (by Pat [VA]) Feb 18, 2021 10:41 AM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nicole [PA]) Feb 18, 2021 12:27 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 18, 2021 5:03 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Feb 18, 2021 5:18 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Feb 19, 2021 3:25 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 19, 2021 3:39 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by CX [WA]) Feb 19, 2021 11:28 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Feb 19, 2021 11:37 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by CX [WA]) Feb 20, 2021 3:43 PM
       Facebook defamation! (by Jkj [MA]) Feb 21, 2021 1:34 PM

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Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:19 PM
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Tenant had water coming up in tub. Dad went to try to fix. Called me Sat afternoon about the problem. I already knew our plumber was booked thru Tues. Called three more so made the effort. BTW it's sub temps. Then we get a dump of snow on Monday. Even the dad said nobody needs to get out, even plumbers. So plumber can come Tues. I tell tenant. On Tues I call four people, two tenants plus mom and dad, multiple times, to let them know plumber will be there in an hour. No answer! Tenant is home but won't answer the door. So then I see on Facebook the tenant's mom is trashing me by name, twice, saying I won't pay overtime, won't fix it and her poor dil who is pregnant needs a bathroom. She's getting lots of sympathy and I'm getting lots of slams. We have 60 mutual friends (she unfriended me) and I feel the need to defend myself in some way and also preserve my good reputation. How would you handle this? --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:22 PM
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I neglected to say it's fixed! --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:22 PM
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I neglected to say it's fixed! --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:30 PM
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just acknowledge there was an issue and you fixed it as fast as you could like it was your own home. All is well and we have all moved on. Thanks everyone for their concerns for this family, the bathroom is fixed and I can't wait to know if it's a boy or a girl! --172.58.xx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:31 PM
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No good comes from engaging on social media. Your true friends will ask you, donít care or will assume you did your best. If a prospective tenant questions it, give them an explanation. --73.17.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Tonia [RI]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 5:34 PM
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I would recommend a letter to the tenant outlining the problem and confirming the repair has been fixed. Reiterate that tenant cooperation in repair and maintenance service calls. Also state that in the future, any comments or complaint should be directly to the landlord for effective communications. As for Facebook you can report any defamation comments to the company directly as well. --172.56.xx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 6:11 PM
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Why do you care? Run your business. You arenít in it to make friends are you? The worst thing you could do is engage them on social media. --172.58.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 6:17 PM
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Do what Plenty and Tonia said. There are people who love to bash others. --108.24.xx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 6:20 PM
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I heard that rents are increasing in NAncy IL . . . . --65.188.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 6:22 PM
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You're friends with them on Facebook and they work for you? (No overtime) --70.44.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 6:26 PM
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I have zero FB friends. No good comes out of being friends with work buddies or tenants on there. Ignore all of it. Those who know you, will ask or assume it is a rant. I did hear the rents were going up/leases ending at your units. --73.230.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Smokowna [MD]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 7:58 PM
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Just to add to what good suggestions others made above,

Know that most people are figuring out that reviews on-line are fake if they are too good, and cast a shadow on the author if it is a complaint like the one you had against you.

Landlords have a knee jerk reaction to "my old landlord never fix nothin".

Now many people reading reviews can read between the lines and see that the complainer is a baby, ignorant, or drives a Ford and not a Chevy or drives a Chevy and not a Ford.

At least in the future when people speak well of you at the Christmas party, they will at least know you had to work for your success. For nothing is easy.

--108.28.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 8:21 PM
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Raise her rent --72.231.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 8:43 PM
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Do what Ken says. Now that you know she's a complainer, giver her something valid to complain about. Ignore facebook. Replying will only start a flame war and she'll win by playing the victim vs evil landlord card.

Be the evil landlord, raise her rent or kick her out in the snow. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by OPM [OR]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 10:54 PM
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OK

DEFAMATION:

ENCOMPASSES ANY (UNTRUE) STATEMENT THAT DAMAGES ONEíS REPUTATION.

LIBEL: IS DEFAMATION THAT IS WRITTEN OR PUBLISHED. Such as web sites, social media. SLANDER: IS DEFAMATION THAT IS ORALLY CONVEYED.

IN ORDER TO SUCCESSFULLY TAKE A ĎLEGAL ACTIONí AGAINST SOMEONE FOR DEFAMATION OF CHARACTER (IN EITHER FORM) ONE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO PROVE THAT THEY

1. MADE STATEMENTS ABOUT YOU TO A THIRD PARTY THAT WERE FALSE.

2. THAT THEY KNEW THEY WERE FALSE, OR REASONABLY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, WERE FALSE.

3. THAT ONE SUFFERED A COGNIZABLE, PERCEPTIBLE & CLEARLY IDENTIFIABLE FINANCIAL HARM AS A DIRECT RESULT OF THOSE STATEMENTS.

IF IT CAN'T PROVE THAT THE STATEMENTS CAUSED HARM MEASURABLE IN DOLLARS, THEN YOU CAN'T WIN ANYTHING IN AN ACTION.

--162.247.xx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 11:05 PM
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Put a post on your FB page for her, her mom and all your mutual friends to see that you are advertising an upcoming vacancy. Include pictures of her apartment. --75.133.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 11:06 PM
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There seems to be a extreme jealousy towards rental housing providers where suppose there were rental housing providers then there would be a extreme homeless problem. Governments are never going to have the funds to build the non profit rental housing. --99.236.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 17, 2021 11:16 PM
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Nancy,

You cannot win the internet.

Repeat that aloud ten times.

Believe me, I have been thru this only bigger.

ANY response you post will only make it worse. It will feed the trolls. Your every word, even the truth or evidence will feed the fire. Nothing you can say will solve this.

The ONLY thing you can do is let it die. It will get buried with new posts.

BRAD

PS I did finally sick my atty on them with a cease and desist order or face legal charges.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 1:04 AM
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PS

Complaining and spouting off is why some people frequent FB. FB LOVES I because it increases views.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 6:45 AM
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I did what Rents Due said when I saw my tenants were looking for a new place for maximum $200 higher than what they "struggle" to get to me every month. I raised the rent in my ad by $75. They claim they never saw it, but we know they did or someone tipped them off. Still there. --73.230.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 7:19 AM
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Facebook is a cesspool. For the brief minute that I had an account and had rentals advertised there, I had a low life bad talking my rental for charging for pet fees. A few days prior this same low life literally wrote on her post that she was looking for a pet friendly unit and was willing to pay a pet fee for her dog. You can't win with these types of people. Brain dead.

Bye Facebook. --70.44.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Scott [IN]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 8:58 AM
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If you are going to stay in this business, you have to learn to take this kind of thing in stride. This problem is now behind you. Move on to the next. When Tenant's lease expires, keep it month-to-month. That gives you more options to deal with problem tenants. --107.141.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 10:41 AM
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People suck. You can't win. Just remembering this helps me keep going.

Something I learned in AA, what people think of me is none of my business.

The other thing I learned from being a landlord for over 33 years is people will resent you for providing them a decent place to live for a decent price, talk bad about you when you really did do your best and you'll still get calls from the people they talked bad about you to, when they need a place to live! FACTS! --71.51.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 12:27 PM
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Going forward, do not be facebook friends with your tenants. If you are currently friends with other tenants, remove them. I don't know how to do it but make your facebook private so that you are only friends with your friends. --72.70.xxx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 5:03 PM
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My policy is not to be fb friends with tenants. I was talking about the mom. After the initial creepiness of being slammed on fb, I realized that her words made her look bad, not so much me. Did I say she was ranting about a lawyer, and called the city to condemn the unit? I have no worries with the city. I cleaned, going to replace towels, give a rent credit, and pretty sure I'm going to refund the deposit and say see ya. Btw the repair was major sewer work due to improper construction 50 years ago. Thanks to all for your wise comments. --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Fishsticks913 [IA]) Posted on: Feb 18, 2021 5:18 PM
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I always giggle and laugh when someone puts something on FB about us as a landlord. I know the truth and 99.9% of the time I am in the right.

We had a tenant bounce rent to us (ACH) and then dropped off the face of the earth. I posted, then went in and found the WORST house I have ever found. Took pictures and after about 2 weeks made contact with her and made arrangements for her to move..... took about 2 weeks longer than our plan, but she was gone. I had pictures, A LOT of them on my phone.

One morning I am at the REC center and some of the ladies in there are a bit "stand off ish" to me and I was like ????? Whats up? One of them said, I can't believe you evicted Kelly. I was like What? So they told me how she was bad mouthing me and how horrible I was as a Landlord and how there was no reason to ask her to leave.

I shook my head and went back to running on the treadmill and let it get the best of me.

off the treadmill I went, pulled up the pictures on my phone and showed them what I walked into when she bounced her ACH to us....

Needless to say, one of them was going to see Kelly that night at ball and when she did, she said "you can stop trash talking Fishsticks.... we seen pictures." Nothing more was said.

Fast forward and we have a judgment against her. She isn't paying. I did some darn good detective work and found her place of employment and got the garnishment!! --98.21.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 3:25 PM
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I had a tenant write "your Fuc*ing rent" on the memo line. Gotta love it. That was her 30 day notice. Then she bounced one to me. Claimed she didn't. Guess who has all the paperwork and went to the Police about it-it was considered fraud by the bank? Guess who had a chat with her? Guess who got their money? Guess who can prove everything I say? Guess who wanted an extension on a "horrible" place to live? Guess who denied it? Guess who said as little as possible to the soon to be former tenant and let her rant with obscenities at me? Guess who looked a whole lot better? Guess who still has ALL the documentation? --73.230.xxx.xx




Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 3:39 PM
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Tenant just complained to the EPA about sewage laying out in the open and other tenants having to walk around it. None of it true. Clean job, inspected. City has my back. No doubt they will be leaving. So new topic. I seriously have never had to do this before. So asking suggestions on how to get rid of them quickly and cleanly. --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 11:28 PM
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How to get rid of them? Depends: Do you have them month-to-month or on a lease?

And what do you mean by "going to replace towels?" --97.113.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Nancy [IL]) Posted on: Feb 19, 2021 11:37 PM
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Month to month. I thought it might be a nice gesture to replace the sewage soaked bathtowels at first, but then she called the city inspector and the EPA. We are good with both. What's next?? --96.35.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by CX [WA]) Posted on: Feb 20, 2021 3:43 PM
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Good, MtM much easier.

Check your state and local ordinances for notification times, then notify them in writing you are ending their MtM lease on xx date in accordance with state and local laws. Remind them of what they need to do to receive their SD back. --97.113.xx.xxx




Facebook defamation! (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Feb 21, 2021 1:34 PM
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Yet another reason I donít even have a FB account! --174.196.xxx.xxx



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