AOL Real Estate has an interesting piece on the use of text messaging in landlord-tenant communications. Here’s an interesting tidbit:
Q: What if tenants notify a landlord via text that they plan to move out. Is that considered “written notice?”
A: Yes, Saint Louis attorney Leonard Komen wrote on Avvo.com in response to the question. “Electronic communications in most commercial situations are now considered the equivalent of written communications. You will be hard-pressed to argue you did not get written notice.”
Read the full post for questions related to benefits offered by text, notifying tenants via text of lease changes, etc.