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bad tenants (by harry morgan [PA]) Jan 17, 2019 4:04 PM
       bad tenants (by NE [PA]) Jan 17, 2019 4:29 PM
       bad tenants (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 17, 2019 6:48 PM
       bad tenants (by Busy [WI]) Jan 18, 2019 8:38 AM
       bad tenants (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 18, 2019 9:16 AM
       bad tenants (by Wilma [PA]) Jan 18, 2019 10:23 AM
       bad tenants (by Mickie [OH]) Jan 18, 2019 10:40 AM
       bad tenants (by rentON [PA]) Jan 18, 2019 11:37 AM
       bad tenants (by myob [GA]) Jan 18, 2019 11:39 AM
       bad tenants (by Tom [FL]) Jan 18, 2019 12:01 PM
       bad tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 18, 2019 12:48 PM
       bad tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Jan 18, 2019 1:05 PM
       bad tenants (by Vee [OH]) Jan 19, 2019 8:59 AM
       bad tenants (by Robin [WI]) Jan 19, 2019 9:54 AM
       bad tenants (by Robin [WI]) Jan 19, 2019 9:54 AM
       bad tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 21, 2019 7:39 AM
       bad tenants (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 21, 2019 8:09 AM
       bad tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 21, 2019 8:22 AM

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bad tenants (by harry morgan [PA]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 4:04 PM
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State Specific Question About: PENNSYLVANIA (PA) how to word out to landlords about bad tenants, how they ruin your home and do things to the house without telling the landlord.

--70.15.xxx.xx




bad tenants (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 4:29 PM
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File on time. The good LL's will find out, the bad ones will move them in. --50.107.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 17, 2019 6:48 PM
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How about town and initials? --73.248.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 8:38 AM
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My understanding that lists like this have been deemed illegal. He said/ she said, no benefit of recourse if someone was just out to slander/ libel someone.

My suggestion would be to attend local landlord/ apartment association meetings, attend their boot camps. Attend the MR. Landlord boot camp, Jeffrey will teach you so much anbout tenant screening.

Learn to screen for better tenants, and donít look back. The future looks better if one learns new screening skills.

Cheers! --70.92.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 9:16 AM
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don't worry about other landlords (actually, I'd imagine most probably care more about "punishing" the offending tenants rather than assisting other landlords). They can contact you when someone applies, they can do the in home visits, they can check court records. Remedies are already available although as we all know, nothing is foolproof. --72.70.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 10:23 AM
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Hi harry - I don't know of any way, other than to join a local real estate investment group, to let other landlords know about bad tenants.

I will suggest that you do not use your full name or city on this site or other social media sites - tenants can do searches, and may cause trouble if they read what you write. As for this post, you're probably fine, as you did not name the tenants or your town. Pick a pseudonym, like most of us here do. --71.175.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Mickie [OH]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 10:40 AM
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When I check court records I see where eviction or law suites are filed. Even if the party filing doesn't follow through I know something has happened to cause the filing and that's the other landlords way of saying if I rent to them there's a good chance it won't end well for me. --207.89.xx.xxx




bad tenants (by rentON [PA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 11:37 AM
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Once you file an eviction it's entered into the PA Judicial system and online for everyone to see. That's the best way I know to get the word out about bad Tenants. --67.165.xx.xx




bad tenants (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 11:39 AM
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I've preached this for years. You do your due diligence. That in a nutshell means-- file civil suit for missing rent-- file civil suit for damages (and garnishment if possible) this has the following effect. Credit bureau picks up these civil suite when they purchase courthouse records ever week. It's placed in the public record and now when you do a credit check--WHAM-O------- IT SHOWS UP FOR all to see. Garnishments show up on applicants paycheck-- so be looking for that. --99.103.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 12:01 PM
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How tenants ruin your home and do things to the house without telling the landlord.

Harry did you screen? Phone interview? Income 3x or 4x monthly rent? Rental Application completed? Credit check was run? Criminal Check was run? Called present and previous landlords? Call the water or sewage municipal authority (If the unit has public water and sewage? In home inspection before prospect is accepted?

Review your screening process on this tenant and determine where you missed a sign of a deadbeat.

Can something be missed, yes. Can a tenant have a financial set back with a job or health problems, yes. Landlord did inspections of the unit?

Signed a strong lease not a wimpy lease?

Harry determine where you may have missed a step in the screening process and fix it the next screening of prospects.

--99.56.xx.xx




bad tenants (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 12:48 PM
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Harry,

Don't worry about it. This will drive you crazy. Once you file eviction the good LLs will see it and be warned. The casual LLs will rent to these folks no matter what.

Your first job is to protect YOUR business. When you have solved all the problems of the world, THEN go back and deal with these folks:)

As hard as I try I cannot protect these LLs. I invite them to our assoc which has free access to online court records, credit reports, networking among LLs, etc and they refuse saying "I can handle it myself".

Then 30, 60, 90 days later I see them in Lowes and they whine about bad renters.

I coach LLs to file on EVERY unpaid resident, even if they are noncollectable today. Some get jobs, some inherit money and must pay you to get their inheritance, etc. PLUS it shows on the public court records.

Deadbeats LOOK FOR casual LLs with questions like "Are you the owner?".

There IS a service on this site where you can post the bad renter's info and it goes to their credit report. But again, casual LLs don't check this stuff - and they pay for it in the end with deadbeats and housebeaters in their properties.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Jan 18, 2019 1:05 PM
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I wonder if instead of a list of bad tenants, we had a list of recommended tenants. Tenants we screened that paid and left things in good condition and weren't much fuss. Landlords could demand Landlord ofthe Flies approved tenants. In this situation, I'm not the landlord, and I'm not the tenant, I'm just someone making a recommendation based on specific criteria. If they don't measure up, they don't get recommendation. How would they sue for that?

Also, if you want to get back to tenant, take a video of inside of house, and happen to catch an addressed envelope in the video that has their name on it. Put it on YouTube with title Town, State house trashed by tenant. Don't rent to this guy. --108.69.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 8:59 AM
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Many bad tenants are the result of careless managers and owners. --76.188.xxx.x




bad tenants (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 9:54 AM
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The best thing you can do is give an honest answer when their next possible LL calls for a reference.

Oh--their next LL didn't check with you? Chances are they wouldn't check court records or a database such as you'd like to create either. I had a tenant who kept the property in great condition but was late with rent every. single. month. And had a new story every single time. She finally moved out (hooray!). I was hoping I'd get a screening call so I could warn the next LL, but no.... --204.210.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jan 19, 2019 9:54 AM
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The best thing you can do is give an honest answer when their next possible LL calls for a reference.

Oh--their next LL didn't check with you? Chances are they wouldn't check court records or a database such as you'd like to create either. I had a tenant who kept the property in great condition but was late with rent every. single. month. And had a new story every single time. She finally moved out (hooray!). I was hoping I'd get a screening call so I could warn the next LL, but no.... --204.210.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 21, 2019 7:39 AM
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There is a state wide data base of all the tenant landlord filings in the court system.

Google Pa Court Dockets and look up under the District Justice Court square. Then select tenant/landlord search.

Just because an applicant has had an eviction filed on them doesn't automatically disqualify them for me. If they an action filed against them and they still owe a previous LL money will absolutely disqualify them though. --72.23.xxx.xx




bad tenants (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 21, 2019 8:09 AM
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go a step further than Ray's suggestion ... pull up ALL court cases... you can see if they have a string of traffic violations, civil suits, etc. I personally will not rent to those with truancy violations ...that's a sign of either bad parenting or else a bad kid ...neither of which I want. --72.70.xxx.xxx




bad tenants (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 21, 2019 8:22 AM
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When a young person applies and tells me that they don't have ANY credit, I go follow Nicole's suggestion. I look at the payment history for the court systems. If they are not paying the judge, do you really stand a chance? --72.23.xxx.xx



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