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11:33 am on Jun 1, 2016 (gmt 0)

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This just seems such an awful way to do business by adding the addendum to a lease.

Who thought this was a good idea, and why!

Tenants in Utah were asked to sign a new lease agreement requiring them to "friend" and "like" their apartment complex on Facebook.

Residents at the City Park Apartments complex in Salt Lake City complained to local news service KSL that they found contract addenda taped to their doors. "Like" Us on Facebook, or You'll Break Your Apartment Lease [bbc.co.uk]
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Makes perfect sense to me ;-)
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This is when we find out something about the intelligence level of judges in Utah. (Or about the strength of management's spines, since it looks as if they instantly abandoned the idea.)

It is not clear from the article whether they were talking about a lease-- which cannot ordinarily be modified in mid-term-- or a month-to-month rental agreement.

local news service KSL

Sounds more like the name of a TV or radio station, but I don't suppose a British publication would know that.
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The apartment complex was rated 1.1 out of 5 in the local area and this appeared to be an attempt by management to undo that "negative" yelp-like commentary.

Local attorneys pointed out that requiring all tenets to have a FB account was undue coercion and unfair mandate against those who either did not have FB or could not afford internet access (which is not a requirement for a rental property UNLESS INCLUDED in the lease)

In any event the so-called addendum is illegal and cannot be enforced and if any tenet was evicted for not signing would enjoy a field day in court.
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Moron management, or moron local "SEO Guy"

who the hell even approved this to be added to the lease?!?!? Are they just downloading lease templates from the interwebs and editing them? wow
 

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