Ask a Lawyer and Get Answers to Your Legal Questions
Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.
Can you give me some more info about what happened here?.
What damages have you suffered?
Ok, so how and why did the landlord disclose to any inmates at the jail where you lived?
Have any inmates actually caused any damage to your vehicle or assaulted you?
What is it that you would like to have happen here?
Ok, I hate to say it, but there is nothing confidential about where you live.. The landlord doesn't have any duty of confidentiality with that information like an attorney or doctor would have with you. Unless your lease specifically states that the landlord will keep that info confidential, then he has no legal duty to.. The landlord only has to provide a habitable dwelling that meets all local code requirements, but that is about it..
I don't like the outcome, but realistically, anywhere you live, there could be a girlfriend or boyfriend working there who would tell an inmate where you live...
So there is nothing that would be actionable here in this information being disclosed by the landlord's employee..
I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy...
No bother at all, I am sorry that the law isn't more on your side here because I can definitely understand your feelings about having your information about your address out there..
I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.
Did you have any further questions I can help with?