Disclosed prospective tenant's contact number.
January 31, 2011 9:48am CST
I just leased out my apartment to a guy today. When I passed the keys to this guy this morning, I told him that a lady who was interested in renting the whole unit too. Then he asked for the contact number from me and I showed it to him. He was trying to get housemates to share the rental. When I told about it to my wife, she blamed me because of disclosing the contact number without the consent of the relevant person. I agreed that I were wrong in doing so. I were just trying to be helpful to my tenant. What is you opinions? Were I really wrong to disclose someone's contact number without his or her consent?
• United States
6 Feb 11
I do understand that you were trying to be helpful, however if it has been you, you would not have appreciated someone giving out your number. So hopefully it does not go further and all goes well, as all you were doing was trying to help, so really you can't be blamed.
6 Feb 11
Everyone should learn from his mistake. After the incident, I always remind myself for not to be so kind and helpful again. I were having a good intention. But the implication might be bad. I just worried and prayed for making the lady to suffer the consequences.
2 Feb 11
I were a nice person in helping someone by providing the relevant information. I were a bad person in disclosing someone's personal contact number disregarding the privacy. Overall, I were doing wrong. I should not repeat the same mistake just because I were trying to be helpful.
1 Feb 11
We should never disclose someone else phone number to other unless you have get her consent. If I were you, what I will do is to ask for the 2 person consent if they want to contact each other to discuss about the rental, if both of them agree then I will let them have the contact number. Many people especially lady do not want to let other have their phone number to avoid unnecessary problem.
31 Jan 11
I think your wife is absolutely right.That number your tenant can use to harass that women.One has a right to privacy and you had no right to give a lady's number to anybody.If your tenant was persistent then you should have asked the lady's permission first.