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FB Ousts Tenant (by Greg [MO]) Apr 15, 2018 7:52 PM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by CJ [MO]) Apr 15, 2018 8:19 PM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Apr 15, 2018 10:43 PM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by Pat [VA]) Apr 16, 2018 7:18 AM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by Wilma [PA]) Apr 16, 2018 10:59 AM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by Doogie [KS]) Apr 17, 2018 5:18 AM
       FB Ousts Tenant (by Annie [IN]) Apr 17, 2018 6:52 AM

FB Ousts Tenant (by Greg [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 7:52 PM

Just had a LL friend post pictures on Facebook of all the 'property' left by a tenant skipping/moving out. She only asked for help in locating them, making no reference to anything else. The LL had tried multiple times to reach these tenants with no response. Once posted to FB

there were immediate replies. The tenants came back and removed most of their junk in less than 2 hours.

Has anyone used social media to post pictures of trashed houses containing tenants belongings?

My friend has a line in their lease in which they have the tenant initial that states that social media will be used if they trash the unit rental unit.


FB Ousts Tenant (by CJ [MO]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 8:19 PM

I would be worried some tenants will make big mess and post on FB and blame landlord for the big mess.

Tenants are more powerful than me because they have more people, more time, more bad word than I can handle. --97.91.xxx.xxx

FB Ousts Tenant (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Apr 15, 2018 10:43 PM



I REALLY like the idea of using this to find skippers.

As a comment: But we must be aware that social media is a strange animal.

When someone started blasting us multiple times on a community page I responded with gentle words. Got blasted even harder.

Rather than argue I posted a pic of the carport full of trash the poster left. Got blasted DOUBLY HARDER by the public.

No one can WIN the internet.



FB Ousts Tenant (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 7:18 AM

I agree with Brad. I had the same result. Seems the public in general thinks all landlords are rich, greedy and always wrong. I've had past tenants de-friend me when I posted before & after photos without even mentioning their name or address. Guess they had a guilty conscious. Didn't stop them from calling me when they had a family tragedy because they knew I'd probably respond, which I did. --71.51.xxx.xxx

FB Ousts Tenant (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Apr 16, 2018 10:59 AM

Glad that it worked for them, but I'd never try it. You don't poke at wasp's nests. --71.175.xxx.xxx

FB Ousts Tenant (by Doogie [KS]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2018 5:18 AM

I've posted a pic before. Just 1. The caption said something to the effect of "Having a great day cleaning! :)" A few made comments to the effect of they didn't know how I did the job I did, That sucks they left the place so bad, etc. After a while, I thought about the possible backlash as described by BRAD 20,000. I removed the post. Luckily it hadn't been up long, so it didn't circulate too much. I've just heard of stories go viral good or bad. I've also seen good stories go viral for a bad reason. I'd prefer to just stay away from that. --98.175.xxx.xxx

FB Ousts Tenant (by Annie [IN]) Posted on: Apr 17, 2018 6:52 AM

Never tried it, but it would be tempting!!!

We use FB primarily when we are screening tenants to see what they post when they let their hair down. Was considering a couple awhile back, but after seeing all their posts about WEED, found another reason onntheir app to turn them to turn them down. --107.77.xx.xx

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