A Salt Lake City, Utah, landlord is forcing residents to 'Like' their apartment complex's Facebook page -- or else.
Tenants at City Park Apartments returned home on Thursday night to find a lease addendum taped to their doors.
The addendum instructed the tenants to 'Like' the apartment complex's Facebook page, and to only write positive reviews about their apartment online. If the tenants didn't agree with the new rules, they can move.
“I don’t want to be forced to be someone’s friend and be threatened to break my lease because of that,” one tenant, Jason Ring, told KSL-TV. “It’s outrageous as far as I’m concerned.”
Tenants who have already signed their leases should not sign the new addendum, according to an attorney contacted by KSL-TV.
KSL-TV -- Zachary Myers, an attorney who specializes in tenant rights for Hepworth, Murray & Associates in Bountiful, said the contract addendum may not be fair to those who don’t have or are unable to create Facebook accounts.
“The biggest issue that I have with it is that it seems to be discriminatory against elderly individuals and disabled individuals who are unable to utilize an online presence such as Facebook,” he said.
He added that if something like an add-on appears and a tenant is not comfortable with it, the tenant should not sign it because once signed, the tenant is bound to the contract unless a court says otherwise.