Is it fair for landlords to put up politcal signs in your yard?
November 6, 2006 10:10 PM Subscribe
Is it ethical for a property management company to put political signs in front of their rental properties without permission from the tenets who live there?
posted by wfrgms to Home & Garden (12 answers total)
Over the weekend my landlords (a Chicago based property group who owns several multi-tenant buildings around town) placed about five or six political signs (all for the same candidate) in front of our building.
The building is in the Gold Coast and home to dozens of individuals and families. It is a rental (non-condo, non-owner) building.
I feel it's unfair that the property owners are using "my" (using that term loosely obviously) home and front yard to advance their politics. I pay (a lot!) to live here, not endorse their candidate! (And no, it's not the candidate I have a problem with, it's the principle.)
Is there anything I can do other than calling them up to complain? I would take the signs down myself, but I'm afraid of repercussions if I'm caught. I'd love to learn that this is some how codified in Chicago tenant law, but so far my searches have turned up nil.