Real Estate Agents Save the Day When Tenants’ Rights Violated

Protecting tenants' privacy in photos of occupied homes for sale or rent is the law. A lawsuit takes time, so kudos to these agents for their immediate action.

A woman holds a camera as she takes photos of the interior of a home for sale.
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Regular viewers of Judge Judy reruns, or Judith Sheindlin’s new show, Judy Justice, may know the two occupations she has little regard for: used car salespeople and real estate agents. In her opinion, she says, honesty and caring about the customer are not part of their job descriptions.

Before we toss the baby out with the bathwater, let me tell you about a number of real estate salespeople, who, when a serious problem was called to their attention, moved with more speed than a roadrunner and resolved a family’s very legitimate concerns.

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H. Dennis Beaver, Esq.
Attorney at Law, Author of "You and the Law"

After attending Loyola University School of Law, H. Dennis Beaver joined California's Kern County District Attorney's Office, where he established a Consumer Fraud section. He is in the general practice of law and writes a syndicated newspaper column, "You and the Law." Through his column he offers readers in need of down-to-earth advice his help free of charge. "I know it sounds corny, but I just love to be able to use my education and experience to help, simply to help. When a reader contacts me, it is a gift."