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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:24 PM
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If you were interested in viewing a house for rent and the property manager asked for the following information before making an appointment, what would your reaction be?

1) Full name and date of birth
2) Your place of employment
3) Length of employment
4) Yearly income
5) Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
6) Any past evictions?
7) Ever been taken to court for a unpaid debt?
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:28 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:29 PM
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Aren't all those questions going to be on the rental application anyway? Might as well save everyone some time and get those pesky qualifications out of the way right off the bat.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:30 PM
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originally posted by: RKWWWW
If you were interested in viewing a house for rent and the property manager asked for the following information before making an appointment, what would your reaction be?

1) Full name and date of birth
2) Your place of employment
3) Length of employment
4) Yearly income
5) Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
6) Any past evictions?
7) Ever been taken to court for a unpaid debt?


Some places don't want a bunch of people that are just time wasters.
With all the people not paying rent these days, I am not surprised!



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:30 PM
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The rules vary from state to state.
Background and credit checks are allowed in indiana.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:35 PM
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If I were a landlord or real estate rep, I'd want to ...

1. ... be sure that the person I'm meeting with is a serious prospect and not a time waster, hence having some idea of their employment status and financial situation is useful. If those questions will determine the individual's eligibility as a renter, they they determine their eligibility as a viewer.
2. ... .know that if the person were to slit my throat and stuff me in his (or her - don't want to discriminate and hurt somebody's feelings) car trunk, folks would know whom to look for.

If you don't like it, go find another rental to look at. It's that simple. You don't have to rent from them. It's still a free country and you have other choices.
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:35 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: RKWWWW

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What if everyone one wanted that information before renting? Ya can't flip them all off or you'd be sleeping in a van down by the river.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:38 PM
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originally posted by: RKWWWW

originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: RKWWWW

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What if everyone one wanted that information before renting? Ya can't flip them all off or you'd be sleeping in a van down by the river.


Then you give that info, or you buy your own place.

I can't see a place not asking for that info.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:41 PM
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Before renting is different than before scheduling a walkthrough.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:51 PM
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Because - and I know this from experience - clown show up, doesn't get approved because....racism. Pre-approval works every time.

Guy I worked with did this as a sideline. Got paid pretty good too. Best one he pulled was with a co-worker of ours who managed an apartment complex that he owned. Cost him community service, $50,000 fine.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:54 PM
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I don't get it?


That used to be standard rental application information in the 80's and 90's when I rented. Has something changed?

They usually wanted to pull a credit report as well.
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 05:57 PM
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I was going to say the same. A credit check, criminal history check, lots of things like that are necessary these days. I wish I had done those when I rented places out.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:03 PM
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I've paid a hundred bucks for a full background check on a rental once- didn't even wind up renting there.

They just didn't want to deal with crappy tenants.
I wouldn't want to either.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:28 PM
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I was living in an apartment, and was inspecting a duplex I wanted to upgrade to. After walking through the garage yard and house, I told Him I would like to rent it. He asked right away if he could follow me to my apartment to do an on the spot inspection of how my place looks. I allowed it and passed the test



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:30 PM
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originally posted by: RKWWWW
If you were interested in viewing a house for rent and the property manager asked for the following information before making an appointment, what would your reaction be?

1) Full name and date of birth
2) Your place of employment
3) Length of employment
4) Yearly income
5) Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
6) Any past evictions?
7) Ever been taken to court for a unpaid debt?

For sale or rent , standard practice.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:35 PM
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OK so here is the deal. I'm the landlord, those are my pre qualifying questions to view my properties. I posted this to see if anyone thought I was being unreasonable. I've lost count of the number of potential tenants who just stop communicating as soon as I ask for that information. Thanks for your input.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:40 PM
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They stop communicating because they are probably someone who has a crap job that hops from job to job every few months and plans on splitting the rent with 2 of his unreliable and usually unemployed friends.



posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:46 PM
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Awful lot of info wanted BEFORE a meetup.
This is the same thing scammers do...
Deposit scams are extremely common and so is identity theft.
You need to actually background, or title check landlords to be sure they are the actual owners.
Probably turning off renters with the up front data requirements.
Hit them with the questions/app after the meeting ephasis on application, not background check etc...



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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:55 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
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Hmmmm
Thats pretty standard app for renting a house
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posted on Sep, 15 2020 @ 06:56 PM
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originally posted by: DictionaryOfExcuses
a reply to: RKWWWW

Before renting is different than before scheduling a walkthrough.


Theres no point in scheduling the walkthrough and wasting time if they cannot meet the requirements to rent.

I have to ask, how old are you?




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