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Landlord prohibits male tenants from urinating while standing

By Mason White 11:23 AM January 23, 2015
Man using urinal illustration 

By: Wayne Morin
Several tenants have filed a lawsuit against their landlord after he prohibited them from urinating while standing, according to court documents filed in Germany.

Now, a court in Duesseldorf, has ruled that the tenants of the rented apartment can stand while urinating in their own bathroom and not worry about the damage their actions might cause.

The District Court ruled in favor of the tenants suing the owner of the apartments for a full refund of their 3,000 euro ($3,370) deposits.

The owner wanted to keep the deposits, claiming that the marble floors of the bathrooms was permanently stained with urine due to the tenants standing while urinating instead of sitting down.

The judge agreed with the report of an expert who claimed that the urine had destroyed the marble, but said that standing while urinating is to be expected.