Jeff Pearl, Full Service Full Time Realtor (RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA)

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Bob Crane
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Backlash from this kind of abuse is why trump got elected, get ready Canada.

Jul 09, 2017 05:27 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
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What about the landlord's right to wear shoes?

Jul 09, 2017 08:03 PM
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Canada, you nincompoops! I hear a lot of Canadians complaining about it. Bob, you are right, they may end up getting a Trump of their own in the future!

Jul 09, 2017 05:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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YES it is OVERKILL and more. That is all I can say about that without risking someone suing me for God only knows what!!!!!

I believe it can happen in the US. 

Jul 09, 2017 05:44 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

That's insane! Once again owners have no rights!

Jul 09, 2017 06:04 PM
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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The world has gone nuts.  How can a man who OWNS the home be fined for wearing HIS shoes in it?  The nerve of the tenant who dared to bring suit.  That's insane.

Jul 09, 2017 08:39 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
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Canada is going down the toilet in a hurry.  What a shame.

Jul 09, 2017 05:27 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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That is crazy, Jeff! Sadly, yes, I totally believe it could happen here too. Ridiculous!

Jul 09, 2017 09:31 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Wow, what is coming down the pike next? Yes, I think it can happen here. Tenants have all the rights, landlords have to fight for everything they have.

Jul 09, 2017 05:33 PM
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Praful Thakkar
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Jeff Pearl - not sure what to say - but yes, this can happen in the US, too.

Jul 09, 2017 11:25 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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I remove my shoes in homes, even my tenants as is my custom...$12K is ridiculous however.

Jul 09, 2017 09:17 PM
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Jeff,

Sounds like we have lost our marbles...A

Jul 09, 2017 09:13 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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CA tends to be pretty tenant friendly - sounds pretty extreme. No landlord rights?

Jul 09, 2017 08:11 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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This is definately going to get appealed. What about the landlord's rights with his own home?

Jul 09, 2017 06:12 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
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What!!!!???? What has happened to our country???

Jul 09, 2017 05:26 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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Bob Crane nailed this one!

Jul 10, 2017 05:15 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
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Rather absurd.

Jul 10, 2017 05:06 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Idiotic

Jul 10, 2017 04:59 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Well, apparently he also violated the 24 hour notice rule so hard to say if the fine is only about not removing shoes. But that being said, $12K seems a bit egregious and unfortunately, I could see this happening here... I've said it many a time that our courts have gone bonkers and have lost all sensibility.

Jul 10, 2017 03:40 AM
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

Canada is slowing learning that you cannot just allow certain classes of people into your country without fully vetting them. I wonder how much free help these people got from Canada. Beware of anyone whose religion tells you that you do not have to obey the laws of the counrty you are in. 

 

Jul 10, 2017 03:27 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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When in Rome.....

Jul 09, 2017 10:53 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
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Before you become a landlord, find out what your rights are. That and screening. Too many landlords have a soft spot who then get taken advantage of. My feeling? As soon as he realized these tenants were trouble, just wait out their leaving, THEN rent it. Worth it in the long run. Do I think the $12,000 is excessive? It doesn't matter what I think, the courts didn't think so.

Jul 09, 2017 09:38 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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That sems a little over the top to me.

Jul 09, 2017 09:23 PM
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William Feela
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Yes, I can see this and it happeining even more coming up

Jul 09, 2017 08:23 PM
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Jul 09, 2017 07:48 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The laws and the courts do not surprise me...

Jul 09, 2017 07:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Wow!  Thanks for sharing this link.

Jul 09, 2017 05:29 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
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that's just nuts

Jul 10, 2017 10:02 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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That is crazy! That is crazy....and ridiculous. Yes, I would not be surprised to hear something like that during Obama administration. 

Jul 10, 2017 06:05 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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Who let the dogs out?

Jul 10, 2017 05:48 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I have doctors orders that I'm not allowed to walk around barefoot (true story).  I think ANY fine is overkill and this should not have been an issue as they are in HIS house.

Jul 10, 2017 02:30 PM
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John Meussner
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Overkill and then some.  People using religion as a basis to take advantage of others are the scummiest of the scum.

Jul 10, 2017 10:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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I'd say it is.....

Jul 10, 2017 07:41 AM
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Will Hamm
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Wow, can this really happen.   it the landlord house.

 

Jul 10, 2017 07:34 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
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Unbelievable. I had a tenant that did something similar to this and was under investigation for two years before being cleared. She still harasses me online three years later.

Either this story is missing something or this judge ought to be slapped.

Jul 10, 2017 06:46 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
WestUSA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
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You gotta be kidding me?

Jul 10, 2017 06:29 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Jeff Pearl This does seem a little extreme.

Jul 10, 2017 06:24 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
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It better not!

Jul 10, 2017 05:51 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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I think it is over kill. Here in the US the days of political correctness gone crazy has been tuned way down. Respect and rights are 2 different things

Jul 10, 2017 05:47 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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That is taking an extreme approach and will only result in backlash by all landlords.

Jul 10, 2017 05:37 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Someone wanted to make an example and he was it.  He could have had new carpet installed for less! 

Jul 10, 2017 05:29 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Landlords in the USA and Canada need to UBER-ize their business.

What I mean is, like UBER, create a mechanism to RATE tenants and share that rating only with those who subscribe to the service.

Those tenants who choose to litigate create the only outcome which is now they must become OWNERS if they want a roof over their head.

And like Yelp and ZIllow, freedom of speech is the principle upon which the service is based.

Jul 10, 2017 05:28 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Thanks for sharing.

Jul 10, 2017 05:27 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This is a tough one.

Jul 10, 2017 05:24 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
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Mind.blown.  Just proves there are whacked out idiots everywhere. 

Could this happen here?  Absolutely and I am surprised it has not.

Jul 10, 2017 05:23 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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The judge needs mental counseling!

Jul 10, 2017 05:06 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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It can,  the real question is when will it happen.

Jul 10, 2017 04:05 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This does sound Totally like overkill and hope we never see anything like it here is the US.

Jul 12, 2017 11:41 AM