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So two exciting things happened in housing news recently. First, as reported on several media sites, a twitter user is being sued for defamation for tweeting that her apartment was moldy. Her landlord is stating that the apartment was not moldy and that the remark is causing him loss of business. Due to this, he is asking for damages that he has sustained.
This case shows a couple of things. First, just like with any other media, you have to make sure what you say is true. To purposely lie about a person or business can cause problems if it is found to affect their earning income or cause trauma to them. Second, this case may help determine what level of proof you need when you tweet something. If it is found that there is mold in her apartment, it may be harder for the landlord to get any money.
I’ll keep you updated as the case progresses – watch for more fun with the twitterville to come!
On a second note, our offices moved this weekend. Most people can’t say they are working in a place on the historic register. Now that we are at the D&F Clock Tower on 16th Street Mall, I can! Yes, the space is as small as it looks but for a small firm it will be great. I look forward to meeting with my clients at this great new location (and if I am lucky, watching the New Year fireworks from it)! The main site will be updated soon with the new address and pictures!