Longmont, CO asked in Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: Is it legal for my landlord to tell me about his other tenants and vis Versa with out my consent

My landlord is telling his other tenant's all my business about eviction

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Michael Joseph Larranaga
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  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Parker, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Free speech is generally protected by the 1st amendment. That being said, the 1st amendment does not protect all types of speech. It has long been recognized that false statements may give rise to a legal claim for defamation. While not criminal in nature, false statements can give rise to civil liability.

I am not aware of any special restrictions that would prevent a landlord from talking about other tenants. But there could be. That being said, free speech can be restricted to an extent via contract.

Maybe contact an attorney to discuss the type of speech the landlord is spreading around. In the alternative, a simple conversation may resolve the matter. I have found that by speaking to people most disputes can be resolved internally. Most people do not want to make others feel uncomfortable or put them in a bad place. But there is always that one.

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