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Question About Landlord Legality of Taking Photographs of Our Belongings in an Attempt to Sell Property

So I’m wondering as to if your landlord has the right to come take pictures of our belongings to advertise the house for rent even though we said we don’t want pictures of our things. We have nice things and she seen that. So she’s trying to use them in her photos to rent out their place to the next tenant. When we moved here it was only a picture of the front of the house. Because the inside was filthy and so was the backyard that we cleaned it ourselves after moving in… I’m just curious as to any laws or anything on what she wants to do. Thanks

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  1. Unless something in the photo clearly identifies it as you, why would you care? The landlord will eventually have to show the place to prospective tenants so are you going to cover up your belongings every time this happens?

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  2. Jamie Gordey Jamie Gordey says:

    Sounds like they wanna rent their house and you need to grow up, I’m sure the next renter is gonna rent it for the house itself not cause the previous tenant had a nice couch….or anything else in the picture it’s not like your stuff is staying

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  3. Some people like to bitch and complain about every little thing, like really grow up. All the landlord wants is to take pictures and try and rent the place, so instead of whining because your nice thing are being photographed just shut up and let the landlord do their job

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    • Dan Paniccia Dan Paniccia says:

      I’m guessing Gordana Dordic just shops at Ikea and has a home full of useless garbage, instead of anything of value, just like her attitude with her reply

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    • In fact Dan I have a house with plenty of valuables I take care of my possessions and am proud of them. Now let’s get back to the topic instead of making lame ass guess about what I have and don’t have. I have rented before and haven’t complained because the landlord wanted nice pictures to attract renters. The way I see it is the nicer the place appears it’s more likely that better renters will rent it instead of crap renters who destroy the place. Why hate on the landlord for trying to do their job.

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    • Brena Storms Brena Storms says:

      Gordana – Instead of making a person feel bad because you arent experiencing what they experience, why dont you say something constructive like answering the question or shut your own damn piehole? They aren’t comfortable with it. They dont have to give reasons why and they dont have to allow the landlord to photograph their stuff. The fact that the landlord is doing so after being asked not to is where the problem lies. That and your attitude. Maybe you should “like really grow up” and realize that your experience with life isnt the code we all measure ourselves by.

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    • She’s going to be posting photos of what is in the House, and the address. I would probably be upset as well

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    • Dan Paniccia Dan Paniccia says:

      I see Brena Storms and Heather Hartlen understand where I’m coming from, basically Gordana Dordic, even if you disagree with what is going on, you don’t have to be a total douche nozzle about it

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    • Cover everything in drop sheets lol

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  4. as long as its not a pic of you and three other guys behind with whoppers and extra cheese

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  5. Tannis Fong Tannis Fong says:

    Contact the landlord and tenant and ask them.

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  6. As long as she is taking pictures of the rooms to show space then it is not an issue. If she is taking photos of say your dining room table only or specific items to make it look like they are included then that is false advertising and is not ok.

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  7. I guess I’d imagine the poster is worried that their ‘nice’ stuff will be featured all over the Internet with their address. Worried about people scoping out their stuff and possibly breaking in and stealing it. It seems like a legitimate concern, however with your stuff still in the house, how do you propose they go about taking pictures for potential renters? You should come to an agreement together. With that being said, worst case scenario, look at your lease. It will say in there and of it doesn’t specify then you’ve never given them permission to take such photos and you could fight it. I’d contact the landlord and tenancy advisory board.

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  8. Perry Strand Perry Strand says:

    You plan on packing it up every time they show a house? Get over it.

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  9. Only problem I see is if the landlord says comes fully furnished lol otherwise who cares

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  10. Bonnie D Bonnie D says:

    https://www.servicealberta.ca/1132.cfm
    Maybe you can find information in there?
    If you requested to not have pictures taken then i do beleive that is considered a violation of privacy. That being said, it’s a general practice by most landlords. If you do not like it… maybe find an alternative solution for your stuff (maybe storage) so the landlord can list his property as he sees fit.

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  11. Nicole L.H. Nicole L.H. says:

    Our landlord did that and let us know ahead of time so we could take down family photos anything that identified us….nothing bad happened.

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  12. Nadia Frank Nadia Frank says:

    Landlord tenant. 780 496 5959. Tomorrow 830 am

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  13. Contact landlord and tenant – It doesn’t seem right and my hope would be she at least isn’t posting the address of the home. As a Land lord I post pictures of empty suites.

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  14. The landlord legally has to give you 24 hours notice, so if there’s anything you don’t want photographed, you can remove it during that time. Unfortunately privacy laws only allow you to object to people being photographed. If you obstruct him from being able to find future tenants you MAY be liable for any time the suite goes vacant between tenants. If it were me, I’d just let him do it.

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  15. How else do you think they can rent it?
    When we sold our house we had pictures of every room in our house on the realtors web site.

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  16. I say hide all personal photos, expensive objects and just let them take the photos.

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