Lockout Notice Wasn’t Defamatory Attack on Tenant’s Reputation
What Happened: Upon arriving at his office, a tenant who was behind in his rent discovered that the landlord had changed the locks and left a paper notice taped to the inside glass door facing out. Its basic message: We’ve changed your lock. But we’re not terminating your lease, and you’re still obligated to pay rent. Contact the managing agent at XYZ address to get the key to the new lock.