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If this warning of yours is meant to stop or prevent any loss on behalf on the possible future renters, then it is permitted to tell them Lashon Harah about your past landlord (See the Beer Mayim Chaim, Rechilus, Klal 9). See also The Rambam in Sefer Hamitzvos 297. The Chofetz Chaim also brings proofs based on the Rashbam (Bava Basra 39b), Tosafot (Sanhedrin ...


Lashon Hara is forbidden even if the listener utterly rejects the content as entirely false and never repeats it again. The speaker has still transgressed multiple negative commandments. Certainly spreading it makes it worse, but that is not the only reason it is forbidden.

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