TOPIC: Do you consider "landlord" a negative word?

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52734

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word?
  • Mike Davis
  • Mike Davis's Avatar Topic Author
  • New Member
  • Posts: 3
  • Thank you received: 1

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52735

Yes, just as cringe worthy as complex.
  • Crystal Garland Hollinger
  • Crystal Garland Hollinger's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52736

And tenant.
Resident, ( not tenant ) property professional or property management professional not landlord and a complex is what you go to a doctor for — community is much friendlier.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52737

No it’s just an old word that many people use. Just like saying tenant instead of resident. I’d much rather someone call me the landlord than the “rent lady” or any of the other things I’ve been called over the years
  • Stacey Pichette
  • Stacey Pichette's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52738

I think housing provider is the new label.
  • Joshua Klein
  • Joshua Klein's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52739

I don’t consider it a negative word, but I do consider it an impersonal word.
  • Charlotte Garris Wilson
  • Charlotte Garris Wilson's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52740

Landlord is a common industry term and common legal term as is tenant, tenancy, complex, lessee, lessor, etc. Call yourself whatever makes you feel good about yourself.

I don’t care what you call me. Don’t tear up my buildings, don’t piss off the neighbors and pay your rent on time. And just park where you’re supposed to…
  • Chris Finetto
  • Chris Finetto's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52741

Agree, all laws/legal docs are written using landlord. It’s like saying “I don’t like “doctor” let’s all change a bit more history
  • Brenda Summers Davis
  • Brenda Summers Davis's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52742

Like it or not, the word has extremely negative connotations out there in the world. And what journalist doesn’t like to seize upon a story about ‘landlords’ treating their ‘tenants’ badly? They may be legal terms, but as an industry we need to GTM with more positively-associated words. Perception is reality.
  • Judy Bellack
  • Judy Bellack's Avatar

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52743

I don’t disagree one bit. I won’t mention what my friends call me.
To be honest, I am family housing provider / credit councilor / occasional youth sports coach / bike repairman / grocery fetcher / sit in the lazy-boy conversationalist / Christmas tree setter-upper / Christmas light taker-downer / Easter egg delivery man / Thanksgiving turkey provisioner / assemble bbq grill guy / ride to the airport / babysitter / car repair man / ex-husband and ex-boyfriend threatener (one of my favs) / put together the swing-set engineer. All roles I have had over the years and I willingly crossed and stepped over lots lines but…
  • Chris Finetto
  • Chris Finetto's Avatar

Multifamily Discussions

More Topics »