This posting on The Landlord Protection Agency could turn out to be very fake. But hopefully it isn’t, and hopefully for unsuspecting Bears fan deep in Packers country, they’ll get to keep their place.
According to the Packer-fan of a landlord:
I know you guys will laugh and call me a “troll”, but here’s my very real situation.
I own a home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. My job took me down Lake Michigan a ways towards Milwaukee, but I do plan on living back in Green Bay when I retire in a few years, so I am renting the place out as I do not want to sell it. As you can imagine, people are VERY fanatic about the Green Bay Packers there. My new tenants lied to me on my application and are actually Chicago Bears fans! They have made this known by putting out Bears crap all over the front lawn (flags, lawn gnomes, placemats, etc.). This has pissed off my neighbors something fierce as they do not want to live next to such blowhards.
Can I evict them based on their lying to me on my application about being Packer fans? I would never have rented to them if I knew they were not as my house is located within walking distance of Lambeau field. I’d rather take a loss and stay there the 8 times a year I go a Packers game instead of renting to some Bears fans.
Any help you can give would be appreciated.
The first thing that raised a red flag for me was that there was a question on the lease about your favorite football team. I guess it’s not that far-fetched for a place within walking distance of Lambeau, but it’s still not something you see every day. Even so, I can’t see this landlord walking into a court and winning a judge over with the argument, “They root for the other guys! And they lied about it on the lease! Then they decorated their lawn!” Not sure how well that goes over.
But it’s stories like this that should have you salivating for the start of the NFL season. When a rivalry can (presumably) drive a landlord to want to evict tenants in the rival camp because they felt compelled to lie about their NFL allegiance on their application, how could you not get excited for football?
[The Landlord Protection Agency, photo via]