Facebook addendum

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.


  • Auditor

    Um you can’t addendum something after its been signed right? Gtfoh…

  • KB

    You also can’t force anyone to sign anything they aren’t in agreement with. ?

  • Orchidjones

    Naw Hun…that’s to keep track of your whereabouts and spending habits if in case you cant pay the rent… (ha!)

  • Auditor

    True that too

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Dumb sh!t. Ion use facebook nor do I let people know where I live. If you’re bad-mouthing where you live, you need to move. ASAP.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    +1

  • KB

    This landlord/s should take the 1st train to GTFOOH land. Best believe if they wrongfully evict any tenant over this nonsense they could very well lose the property their home is on & this apartment complex while they trying to be”fancy” and “nosey”. This unprofessional, unethical business moron/s really should’ve sought counsel before doing this nonsense but that would’ve been “the right” thing to do and clearly this individual/s don’t have those sensible fibers.

  • KB

    ? True that, wanting to really get to know about their tenants.

  • Mystery User

    So when we moving?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I don’t even like where I live FB page. Only a handful of folks no where I live. I meet folks and say I live off of Main Street in the xyz area of town. No ma’am.

  • Orchidjones

    Yes Honey, now I am not sure how complex FB has become but I thought there was a point and time where friending someone on FB and liking were two different animals. Liking as in a verified account or business was really not an interaction page like being a friend, but I could be wrong. I’m sure the landlord has ways of going to the people on their tenant roster and see…oh in Brazil this week…but they are a month behind in rent….got-eem!? You see?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    “The document also includes a release allowing the apartment to post pictures of tenants and their visitors on the page.”
    _______________________________________________
    How can a tenant sign a release for positing someone else’s picture??????
    I can see this getting WAAAAAAY out of hand, smh. Just imagine this same scenario in a ‘different’ type of “community” setting…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    this!
    if WE already signed a lease agreement, then that’s the one WE are bound to uphold… this is sounding like some straight b.s.!

  • Well.well$well

    Didn’t another apartment complex do something like that. They told their residents they would fine them 10k or more if they wrote a bad review. When the story went viral thousands of people gave them bad reviews because of it…These people may be shooting themselves in the foot?

  • Orchidjones

    Yup and big cup of-Shut the Flu ck Up and take your lease and shove it-over ice in coach compartment. I would never!

  • Mystery User

    Facebook stalkers finna hit a lick!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LOL!

  • Orchidjones

    …but what if your job didn’t allow you to interact or even have a facebook page or any social media page? So many questions. Are you exempt if you don’t have A computer or operate the internet…wth?? This landlord is opening him/herself up to plenty of suits here.

  • Auditor

    Just wow…wth do you need to do that for anyway!?!

  • zeta4life

    Have a good one roses. …will be leaving here in the morning. …I AM SOOO READY TO GO HOME!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    It IS some b.s

  • Auditor

    How long you been gone? I be ready after 3 days…

  • zeta4life

    I done almost drowned up here…and baked….I is ready to get back to hot ass bama. …lol

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Safe travels

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I can see somebody getting hurt behind this.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    right! I owe you rent – not ‘likes’ on fakebook. you better get your indentured staff to ‘like’ your raggely arse!

  • zeta4life

    Thanks babe. …I got some. TIPS for u….

    U the reason sandra hurry up and put up a new post…lmao

    *TIPS out if blog*

    Love ya..crazee ass!!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    I’m around is what I say?FOH if you can’t figure that out.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    in my view, it’s real reckless. you gonna be posting pics of visitors? and people’s kids???? that’s real stalker-ish sounding to me, smh.

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    My landlord has put this in my tenancy, I’m not aloud to say anything negative about my landlord, the property or my neighbours

  • zeta4life

    We been here since FRIDAY…should have been gone yesterday. ..mrz use to be stationed here…as a matter of fact. Z21 is in the same unit he was in…so dis nigga is royalty round this post. ..

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Lmfao. Nuh uh. TIPs can be very helpful ? I like most TIPsters was being #helpful.

  • Jusstlookn

    It sounds like a ploy. But I wouldnt sign and look a new spot.

  • Jusstlookn

    Waves at ya

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I get it…
    They’re treating like the housing like a company and treating renters like employees who pay them ???

  • Soda

    Keep your curtains closed…they’re probably using drones to spy on you.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    They doing this to make it easier (way easier) to evict someone… WATCH ?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Your neighbors must not be into what MY neighbors are into. Not bad people. Not even doing bad things. I,however, will talk about them to THEM and wherever else I see fit. I told the blog bout them folk. Round my way, they be TRYING it. I mustn’t be silenced??. I hope you are living lovely. I couldn’t/wouldn’t have signed however.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    they better get on Yelp (and write their own reviews) Lol!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    People don’t take to kindly to losing where they live off some bs. People might set the office on fire. O that doesn’t happen everywhere, OH ?carryon ?

  • thehumble1

    bih bye!!!! they must be some real slum lords over there to do this. DON’T MOVE THERE how bout that!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    THIS^^^they won’t even inspect mine cuz I’m telling EVERYTHING. They make sure they come quick because I will call EVERYONE. They happen to like me. I take care of my apartment and so will they. TUH!

  • the guest

    In this social media age without any regulation or control I agree with this. People are too free with slandering and defaming businesses. Everyone has a right to complain but slander and defamation is illegal. Also, are entitled to assert any addendum that they please.

  • Soda

    I’m the only one in my building who complains about the noise maker family downstairs but everyone is now benefiting from my actions, sorta like how Black people stood up for their natural born civil rights that everybody, including immigrants, now enjoy without so much as a thank you.

  • JayCee087

    LOL!

    Hmmm, I wonder if I can set up a bogus “foundation” where I can get suckers to donate and “like” my foundation’s facebook page or pay a penalty for not liking it?

    Doesn’t make sense but there’s an idiot born on the internet every second…

  • Tea??

    What if they don’t have a fb? Lol after reading this story if I was looking into moving there I certainly would not now. Just imagine what they’re trying to hide

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    that’s why I said it needs to end there and now. if they get away with it, imagine what landlord’s will be doing across the nation to rid themselves of ‘unwanted’ tenants, smh.
    You live in a newly hot community in a rent controlled apt, now this becomes another opportunity for an unscrupulous landlord to easily harass/evict an otherwise compliant tenant. this is irresponsible, IMO.

  • JayCee087

    It wouldn’t surprise me that these NSA is getting into the real estate business…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    when folks feel like they have nothing to lose, things can get out of hand quickly, smh

  • Auditor

    Gov BEEN in the real estate business…low income housing and section 8….

  • Auditor

    Lol shiiit

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Yes Ma’am! :dap: Lol!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    What happened to the FIRST AMENDMENT and all of that whoopty whoop?

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    hi?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Invasion of privacy. Next they’ll want to install cameras INSIDE apartments.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Invasion of privacy. Next they’ll want to install cameras INSIDE apartments.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Invasion of privacy. Next they’ll want to install cameras INSIDE apartments.

  • Auditor

    O ok be safe getting back…heading to the airport back to the desert myself ?

  • Auditor

    O ok be safe getting back…heading to the airport back to the desert myself ?

  • Auditor

    O ok be safe getting back…heading to the airport back to the desert myself ?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Hey Stink Butt!!!!

  • Auditor

    Yes this backfired on their dumb asses…bad publicity

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yeah, I think that’s the absolute point of departure for me. I mean, I get that you don’t want tenants slandering the way you manage your property or blasting ‘community’ problems all over the web, but what are the pics for???

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    mi licky boom boom down?

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    (nothing to be proud of…) LOL!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    :dap:

  • _perfectly__incomplete__

    I have some nice neighbours, only really have issues with 2 of the other properties

  • PettyEyezPrime

    OFF TOPIC: The lady on the commercial for lex plastic surgeons is botched. SheOENO

  • PettyEyezPrime

    OFF TOPIC: The lady on the commercial for lex plastic surgeons is botched. SheOENO

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Those must be some shitty apartments if they’re trying force people to like them on Facebook.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Those must be some shitty apartments if they’re trying force people to like them on Facebook.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You still didn’t visit me. Hmph

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    You still didn’t visit me. Hmph

  • Finding Forever…

    Sooooo will there be no increase in rental fees, tenants will have NO complaints of ANY kind, FREE & EASILY AVAILABLE parking, DECENT neighbors, WORKING appliances & on-site facilities & no KEEPAGE of security deposits? I MEAN SINCE WE MAKING REQUEST & WHATNOT…WHY NOT MAKE RULE CHANGES ACCCRRRROOOSS THE ENTIRE BOARD. #AnEyeForAnEye…Safe to say apartment complexes are becoming VERRRY Birdman-like, LOL…

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    ???

  • Wayup!

    Uhmmmannnd what if they don’t give a fucq ??

  • TheRealLee

    This is why people should drop FB. You can’t force someone to get an account. Where are the lawsuits.

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  • PettyEyezPrime

    Off Topic: Tamar back on IG

  • Soda

    I see Khloe has a new victim. Guess you really do have to keep up with the Kardashians.

  • Tammie Reed

    Makes total sense! #BigBrother

  • Empress

    Why is this apartment owner acting like their building is a club or restaurant? Are they posting pics of people smiling and waving while walking to laundry or taking out garbage. Someone is off their meds.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Wallah! Gentrification

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    WHALE them folks ain’t gonna care no ways ?

  • Tine

    Property management will just wait until the tenants have to renew their leases. Lease renewals require signatures.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Setting things ablaze ?

  • Jessy

    I want out of my high lease so I’d be like, “Great! I shall move!” Haha

  • BlueCandy

    Sue the bitches

  • yelpforhelp

    In my state you can. That is what an addendum is for…..however you have to sign the exclusive from the original contract.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    They don’t have to sign that mess! They must have poor maintenance , shoddy apartments or high rent without proper upgrades. People are probably dragging them and they want them to stop ????. People can voice their opinions…

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    And potentially worse, yep

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Way off!
    I mean, what’s this, the ‘Stepford Apts’????
    (Showing my age, smh… :kona: )

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Well I don’t even have a fb. I guess my @$$ would’ve been kicked out LOL.

  • Go Head With That

    Doesnt that give the complex a way to view everyone’s pages? So they can monitor you on FB lol. I quit facebook. Don’t know that heaux no mo. Cant swing the stupid in there.

  • Go Head With That

    Doesnt that give the complex a way to view everyone’s pages? So they can monitor you on FB lol. I quit facebook. Don’t know that heaux no mo. Cant swing the stupid in there.

  • Blue

    Hahahaha. I’m not reading the write-up. I’m here for these comments. Lemme go see if y’all dragggin this landlord or nah.

  • Blue

    hahahahaha. I don’t even know what you talking about but this here is funn’ty to me

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Me either and me too.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Bet the house this is a foreigner that does not have a clue on U.S. law. Asian (Indian included) or of Arab descent…