Creep into the mind of a landlord who also happens to be a sports fanatic, and you may just be frightened from what you find.
Larry Brown Sports spotted an interesting question posted to The Landlord Protection Agency website, essentially asking if a landlord can evict his tenants on the basis of them lying about their sports loyalties.
Basically, a Packers fan rented to some Bears fans, and now he is good and mad. Here is the absurd query in all its glory. It may be long, but you really need to marinate in the entirety of the question to sop up the flavor.
I know you guys will laugh and call me a "troll", but here's my very real situation.
I own a home in Green Bay, Wisconsin. My job took me down Lake Michigan a ways towards Milwaukee, but I do plan on living back in Green Bay when I retire in a few years, so I am renting the place out as I do not want to sell it. As you can imagine, people are VERY fanatic about the Green Bay Packers there. My new tenants lied to me on my application and are actually Chicago Bears fans! They have made this known by putting out Bears crap all over the front lawn (flags, lawn gnomes, placemats, etc.). This has pissed off my neighbors something fierce as they do not want to live next to such blowhards.
Can I evict them based on their lying to me on my application about being Packer fans? I would never have rented to them if I knew they were not as my house is located within walking distance of Lambeau field. I'd rather take a loss and stay there the 8 times a year I go a Packers game instead of renting to some Bears fans.
Any help you can give would be appreciated.
The boards answered back that he, in fact, cannot evict his tenants for simply following another football team, though some tend to believe he can mandate they take down some of their Bears swag around the outside of the house.
But that would require a stipulation on the lease about lawn ornaments. Some of you real estate buffs would know more than me about the finer details.
The only thing I can really speak to is how ridiculous fans can be. Listen, it's a freaking sport, not a matter of life or death.
The easiest way to ruin a perfectly good pastime is to run into someone who takes sports way too seriously. Sure, the Bears fans are living in Green Bay, but that doesn't mean they have to conform to every last thing around them.
In fact, I hope they hate cheese too.
For our landlord friend here, take two chill pills and call us all in the morning.
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