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

Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52744

No. I also prefer master bedrooms as opposed to Owners Suites
  • Linda Danielson
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52745

It's a legal term whether you love it or not.
  • Yoshonda W. Stafford
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52747

It's not my preferred title, I don't care, but have made jokes about me being the land "Lord".
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52748

Nope. But what i do find offensive is how overly sensitive people have become to EVERYTHING!! I have seen people even bicker over the use of the words tenant or resident!! WHO CARES??? To each their own, this world does not need to be so complicated!!!!
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52749

Well, now that you made me think about it, I guess it is a word with negative connotations. It’s from feudal times when only men were allowed to own things, like land. And the word “lord” refers to a male. So I guess it is a negative word. What’s the alternative? And what brought this up now?
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52750

No. I think it's commonly known as a private rental owner, who the renters can reach out to directly. And in multi family managed communities recognize the Property Manager or Community Manager as the agent for owner (who they never see or meet).
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52751

*Property Owner.

Sad that it's become a negative term when almost anyone can become a property owner these days.
  • Jason Scott
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52752

I dislike the word from a marketing perspective. I prefer Housing Provider/Owner. I also dislike project, unit, tenant. Prefer apt Community, apartment home, Resident. No longer appropriate Postman (letter carrier) waitress (food server) stewardess (flight attendant) I especially dislike 'maintenance man' (prefer Service Tech) "There is nothing wrong with being 'politically correct' say yes, Mom!
  • Anne Sadovsky
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52753

I agree with you completely but think these terms sound more professional rather than politically correct.
  • Beth Burch Stolts
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Do you consider "landlord" a negative word? 2 months 2 weeks ago #52754

I don’t. I also think it depends which market you work in… Having worked in the East Coast markets for years and then transitioning into West Coast… I found that landlord and tenant are very common all over California but we would never be caught dead saying that in Florida unless we were serving a legal notice that required those words.
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