Progressive: Small but growing group of vacation rental owners with non-disparagement clauses - chicagotribune.com
"It has come to our attention that you have written an unauthorized review regarding your stay at a home managed by Progressive Management Concepts," it said. "If this review is published by VRBO.com, you will be in violation of the confidentiality clause of the rental contract you agreed to when you made your reservation."
When the Dorows refused to remove the review from VRBO.com, the site through which they'd found the rental, Progressive Management promptly charged $500 to their credit card.
Progressive is among a small but apparently growing group of vacation rental owners and management companies adding non-disparagement clauses to their contracts.
Thanks to Fred Pilot for this link to another example of our fine print society in action. As Fred says, soon we may be seeing "no disparagement" clauses in HOA and condo CC&Rs.