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By: izzymcgee
6/28/2022 8:55 AM

Just read a article on security cameras in rental units ,I was wondering if anyone has had experiences with them either inside or outside as a renter .

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By: Beach Farmer
6/28/2022 9:22 AM

I'm pretty sure undisclosed cameras inside a rental is illegal not to mention weird and stalkerish. I have cameras outside the house as part of our security system that I've had here since before we rented and I disclosed them in my listing. If I found a hidden camera in a rental I would call the cops.

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By: Gettysburg Lady
6/28/2022 10:15 AM

My husband is a Realtor and he always tells clients when looking at property to assume that they are on camera. He cautions everyone to manage their language and opinions until after they leave the property. He tries to answer all questions clearly and honestly. Just a sign of the times. I would not like to find a camera in a rental but would not be surprised.



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By: Squid Pro Quo
6/28/2022 10:32 AM

Always carry a can of black spray paint. You may need it for those indoor cameras...

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By: Tim-OBX
6/28/2022 10:57 AM

My husband is a Realtor and he always tells clients when looking at property to assume that they are on camera. He cautions everyone to manage their language and opinions until after they leave the property. He tries to answer all questions clearly and honestly. Just a sign of the times. I would not like to find a camera in a rental but would not be surprised.

Gettysburg Lady


Exactly what I tell buyers as we go through homes. I often would wave at what could have been a camera. I have seen many outside and a few indoors before the rental season started.

These are the ones that worry me in homes I am showing - you would never know unless you had special equipment to detect the signal it transmits.



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By: Beach Farmer
6/28/2022 11:01 AM

My husband is a Realtor and he always tells clients when looking at property to assume that they are on camera. He cautions everyone to manage their language and opinions until after they leave the property. He tries to answer all questions clearly and honestly. Just a sign of the times. I would not like to find a camera in a rental but would not be surprised.

Gettysburg Lady


Exactly what I tell buyers as we go through homes. I often would wave at what could have been a camera. I have seen many outside and a few indoors before the rental season started.

These are the ones that worry me in homes I am showing - you would never know unless you had special equipment to detect the signal it transmits.

Tim-OBX


Putting your home up for sale and keeping an eye on potential buyers is one thing but using deceptive surveillance equipment on renters is straight up illegal.

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By: Kat0922
6/28/2022 11:01 AM

My husband is a Realtor and he always tells clients when looking at property to assume that they are on camera. He cautions everyone to manage their language and opinions until after they leave the property. He tries to answer all questions clearly and honestly. Just a sign of the times. I would not like to find a camera in a rental but would not be surprised.

Gettysburg Lady


Exactly what I tell buyers as we go through homes. I often would wave at what could have been a camera. I have seen many outside and a few indoors before the rental season started.

These are the ones that worry me in homes I am showing - you would never know unless you had special equipment to detect the signal it transmits.

Tim-OBX


Is that legal without disclosing it? Makes my skin crawl thinking about them being in bedrooms or bathrooms where people get changed…

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By: sd1199
6/28/2022 11:16 AM

My understanding is on a rental unit, you can't place cameras anywhere that people would expect privacy. Out side facing the street is ok, but inside or camera on the hot tub is not.

This off season I am going to install one on the front of our house so I can keep an eye on who is coming and going or trying to sneak pets in.

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By: Tim-OBX
6/28/2022 11:19 AM


This off season I am going to install one on the front of our house so I can keep an eye on who is coming and going or trying to sneak pets in.

sd1199


Many owners are doing the door bell camera thing to help spot pets. I have not heard of any spy cameras being found inside hidden on purpose.

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By: Beach Farmer
6/28/2022 11:43 AM


This off season I am going to install one on the front of our house so I can keep an eye on who is coming and going or trying to sneak pets in.

sd1199


Many owners are doing the door bell camera thing to help spot pets. I have not heard of any spy cameras being found inside hidden on purpose.

Tim-OBX


My Buddies rental in Belhaven just got trashed by a dog that wasn't supposed to be there. He's a contractor overseas right now. Usually he checks people in so he's pissed off. That's why I check people in personally. I've had alot of rental inquires from people who's first question is "will the owner be at the property?" and they all have sub-par ratings as renters.

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By: Jules_NC
6/28/2022 12:14 PM

We just stayed in an Air B&B rental in the NC mountains that had at least 3 outdoor cameras (driveway, front door and side of house). The cameras were not disclosed in the rental information. I did do a thorough search inside to look for other cameras (didn’t see anything suspicious). I have seen many rentals disclose outdoor camera info, usually with a disclaimer that they are not monitored for the entire stay (but who knows?!).

I absolutely understand the need for outdoor monitoring, especially for owners who do not live locally. As a renter I am ok with a front door/driveway camera, I would not be comfortable with cameras facing outdoor seating or recreation areas.

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By: OSU_1355
6/28/2022 12:19 PM

Just read a article on security cameras in rental units ,I was wondering if anyone has had experiences with them either inside or outside as a renter .

izzymcgee


See article below.

www.cnbc.com/2022/06/27/h...

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By: Bill
6/28/2022 4:02 PM

OnlyFans, OBX Rental Home..... LOL

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By: Mikec
6/28/2022 5:35 PM

My friends have a place on Hatteras, their cameras were installed by a NC licensed security system company. There was one location my friend suggested and the installer explained why he wouldn’t install there. Three feet away was ok.

BTW, the pool has cameras pointed at it after renters next door took chairs and things. No expectation of privacy at a ground level pool.

As far a disclosure, the PM has seen them and hasn’t said a word other than to confirm the cameras are all outside.

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By: GrandpaD
6/28/2022 5:43 PM

Both VRBO has written directives regarding cameras -

VRBO - Click to follow link...

The others are pretty much the same. I would hope the local OBX PMs follow the same guidelines.

While we aren't officially renting, we have family and very close friends occupy our place. They are aware we've exterior cameras and doorbells. I do turn off motion detection when the place is occupied because the notifications drive me nuts...

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By: Rene Coutts
6/28/2022 7:41 PM

Anyone know how twiddy handles it? First time renting with them and I couldn’t find it in my contract. Not opposed to driveway cameras or front door. Would be opposed to cameras on decks where we would gather or in pool area and absolutely no indoor cameras

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By: Aliphatic
6/28/2022 11:09 PM

OnlyFans, OBX Rental Home..... LOL

Bill


HA!

That’s hilarious till you go to federal prison for child pornography cause you sold the 16 year old naked on OF.

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By: OceanBlue
6/29/2022 10:07 AM

My husband is a Realtor and he always tells clients when looking at property to assume that they are on camera. He cautions everyone to manage their language and opinions until after they leave the property. He tries to answer all questions clearly and honestly. Just a sign of the times. I would not like to find a camera in a rental but would not be surprised.

Gettysburg Lady


Exactly what I tell buyers as we go through homes. I often would wave at what could have been a camera. I have seen many outside and a few indoors before the rental season started.

These are the ones that worry me in homes I am showing - you would never know unless you had special equipment to detect the signal it transmits.

Tim-OBX


Putting your home up for sale and keeping an eye on potential buyers is one thing but using deceptive surveillance equipment on renters is straight up illegal.

Beach Farmer


Absolute truth, at least in state of MD (we have a MD realtor visiting and this very subject just came up yesterday re a deal she’s working) monitoring buyers conversations is 100% illegal - regardless, she always advises that any conversation post walk through be conducted off prem.

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By: Alexy
6/30/2022 1:38 PM

I have a rental and we have a camera that focuses on the under house parking area and the storage area the guests can use for storage of outdoor equipment like kayaks SUP’s and beach gear.
We tell them and offer a time sensitive code for the app so guests can see it while they are there and have had nothing but positive responses from those who have used it.

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By: ultrahog99
7/3/2022 7:41 AM

The shame of it is that owner's feel compelled to have to use any cameras at all to protect their homes.

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By: Mikec
7/3/2022 11:47 AM

The shame of it is that owner's feel compelled to have to use any cameras at all to protect their homes.

ultrahog99


My friends installed them not because of their renters but due to actions of renters of other houses. The cameras also come in handy when foul weather hits.

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By: gkingston
7/6/2022 12:04 PM

When I asked my rental company(Sun) that we have our unit with, I believe they said no inside cameras. So I think like a doorbell camera was fine, but that's about it.

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