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Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 10:46 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 16, 2019 10:56 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by RB [MI]) Jan 16, 2019 11:22 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by LindaJ [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 11:24 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by myob [GA]) Jan 16, 2019 11:38 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 11:38 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 11:39 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Ken [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 12:58 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 16, 2019 1:04 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by myob [GA]) Jan 16, 2019 1:15 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Lana [IN]) Jan 16, 2019 1:31 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 1:44 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by plenty [MO]) Jan 16, 2019 2:17 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Ken [NY]) Jan 16, 2019 2:25 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 2:59 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 16, 2019 6:18 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Robin [WI]) Jan 16, 2019 7:34 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 16, 2019 8:27 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jan 17, 2019 7:53 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 17, 2019 8:18 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Shelby [IA]) Jan 17, 2019 12:44 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 17, 2019 2:41 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by LordZen [MA]) Jan 18, 2019 8:55 PM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 19, 2019 6:00 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by NE [PA]) Jan 19, 2019 6:12 AM
       Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 19, 2019 6:19 AM

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Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 10:46 AM
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I haven't seen this for a while. A landlord has sent me a tenant verification form for a current tenant. I had no idea he was moving out, or when.

How would you handle?

--76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 10:56 AM
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I would do nothing until; the T cam to me for a reference.

Is their lease up or are they just at the end and do not think that they need got give any notice. --74.105.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:22 AM
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The door swings both ways. --184.53.x.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:24 AM
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Maybe he wants to be sure he has another place before notifying you. Maybe he is going to rent 2 places. I would ask him, just to be sure it isn't some identity theft happening. See what he has to say about it. --108.4.xxx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:38 AM
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On form "Can not respond we have had no correct notification of vacating". When proper notice is given we will be more than happy to assist you.

This does 2 things-- lets the new LL know this applicant doesn't do things right and #2 this tenant knows he's not skipping out. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:38 AM
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I decided to tell the property agent that due to privacy concerns we won't confirm/validate any information regarding tenant verification without permission from the tenant.

I think that's the safest way to go. --76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 11:39 AM
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Myob - wow, talking about timing! :)

Good response. Thanks. --76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 12:58 PM
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I would call the tenant if they are a good tenant and ask what I can do to keep them in my house --72.231.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 1:04 PM
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Discuss it with tenant and ask their permission to respond to request. It gives you an opportunity to convince them to stay, learn their intentions, and it helps confirm a move out date. If you're nice, they may give it a good cleaning.

This is the time to do a preliminary inspection and start repairs. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 1:15 PM
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Don't need tenant permission. Jeff your response doesn't do anything to tell the new LL what deadbeat is doing to you. New LL will let tenant know what you said for 100% sure. Ken I never give a tenant planning on skipping any heads up that I know what their doing. That's like loading the gun for the guy going to shoot you.

Lord of the flies-- r u for real? I had to read your post 3 times cause I couldn't believe it? Thought maybe way down the page you put THIS IS A JOKE!!! or just kidding! NOP OK I just read it the 4th time and still shaking my head. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 1:31 PM
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Around here I get the forms with a consent to release information form signed by Tenants. I usually call or text Tenants to see what's up. When in doubt I opt for communication. --216.23.xxx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 1:44 PM
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I am not going to discuss it with the tenant and beg them to stay. When a tenant gives me a notice to quit, it's over.

In this case, I never received a notice from the tenant so I denied the request of the new landlord.

I am not about to divulge information about my business unless it's justifiable, and I am not going to give tenant information without their consent. I am old-fashioned that way.

--76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 2:17 PM
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When i received an application i ask applicant...does your current LL know you are looking/leaving? --99.203.xx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 2:25 PM
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Jeff,I wouldn't beg a tenant to stay but by calling them I can figure out why they are planning to move,i had a tenant once who thought because the lease was running out they had to move,what if a parent needs to move in with them due to health issues but they didn't even call because the lease says they cant move someone in.I consider it salesmanship and not just being an order taker. --72.231.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 2:59 PM
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Ken,

I see your point, but I don't mind turnover. If they want to move, I never ask why.

For many landlords using a retention probably works well, and I wish them the best. --73.95.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 6:18 PM
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This is a good post. myob,I actually like that one. Good idea Plenty. Lots of good advice on here. All different ways of looking at it but all good. --73.120.xx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 7:34 PM
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Sorry, but I agree with LOTF. For some reason, tenants sometimes feel uncomfortable telling their LL that they're planning to move. It's a way of rejecting you and your property, and people feel uncomfortable with that the same way they do at an open house, when they take an application to "fill out later" because they don't want to tell you to your face that they don't want the place.

My tenants always give me notice, but that's because I don't do MTM and there's an auto-renew clause in the lease. Many times, they apologize that they're moving! I see refusal to give a reference as unethical. You're putting a roadblock in front of them moving, when they have a right to do so. Ask the LL for a signed release, and then give them the info. And start looking for your next tenant! --204.210.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 16, 2019 8:27 PM
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Robin,

It is hardly unethical to not provide a reference for a tenant who has not even communicated their desire to quit. That's ridiculous.

It's also not the responsibility of the landlord to go back to the tenant to see what their intentions are.

I have decided to tell the prospective landlord that I cannot release this kind of information without the tenant's permission.

They can go back to the tenant and tell them what I said. If the tenant writes to me and expresses his intentions, I will then release the information.

--76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 7:53 AM
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I don't give out any personal information about my tenants without permission from the tenant.

I would email the tenant and ask if they want me to reply to this request.

It might not actually be from a landlord. It could be a skip tracer or a stalker, or an abusive ex spouse. Tenant verification? It could be some sort of welfare case. I'm not going to use my time to verify who sent the request.

I don't mind giving my good tenants a good reference. I also don't mind dropping some very broad hints if the tenant has had issues. --98.146.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 8:18 AM
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I hear that. I won't even contact the tenant, though. If they want to move out they have initiate that process.

I couldn't imagine having a job and telling my employers that I was leaving by having a potential employer call them for a reference! --76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Shelby [IA]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 12:44 PM
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Doesnít mean the tenant isnít going to give you proper notice. When I contacted a landlord of my new renters he said ďOh, they havenít told me they were moving!Ē I said no... Iím still verifying everything so Iím sure they will once/ if I tell them they can rent from me.. I put a question on my application asking when they can move or what notice they need to give their current landlord and half write they need to give 30 days. --173.26.xx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 2:41 PM
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It's not the point whether or not I will receive notice from the tenant. I haven't received it YET, which is why I told the new landlord that I couldn't assist.

--76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by LordZen [MA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 8:55 PM
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Um this is a very good and interesting thread!! --73.159.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 6:00 AM
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Update: I have never heard back from anyone about this. --76.120.xx.xx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 6:12 AM
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I've saved tenancies by calling to find out why they are moving. Why wouldn't you? --50.107.xxx.xxx




Tenant is Moving Out??? (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 6:19 AM
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Well, first, because I VERY rarely ever call tenants. That is only for emergencies and complicated situations. I conduct business via e-mail.

Second, because I honestly don't care if they move out. It's part of the business. --76.120.xx.xx



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