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Screening prior land lord (by Leon [CA]) Apr 9, 2024 10:45 AM
       (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 9, 2024 11:03 AM
       (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 9, 2024 11:08 AM
       (by plenty [MO]) Apr 9, 2024 11:51 AM
       (by ken [NY]) Apr 9, 2024 1:35 PM
       (by Bonanza [NC]) Apr 9, 2024 1:59 PM
       (by Still Learning [NH]) Apr 9, 2024 2:13 PM
       (by DJ [VA]) Apr 9, 2024 3:01 PM
       (by Robin [WI]) Apr 9, 2024 3:25 PM
       (by Jim [CA]) Apr 9, 2024 3:35 PM
       (by zero [IN]) Apr 9, 2024 5:19 PM
       (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 9, 2024 7:37 PM
       (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2024 7:45 PM
       (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 9, 2024 8:42 PM
       (by OREO [WI]) Apr 9, 2024 11:38 PM
       (by zero [IN]) Apr 10, 2024 8:10 AM
       (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 10, 2024 11:46 AM

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Screening prior land lord (by Leon [CA]) Apr 9, 2024 10:45 AM
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What would you do?

You have bad tenants and serve them notice to vacate.

When you get the call from a prospecting landlord, do you:

A. Tell the landlord they are great tenants because you want your bad tenants out asap.

B. Tell the landlord how horrible they are. Ie I would never rent to them again, late payment, violates lease agreement left and right, they get aggressive with you, get drunk, do drugs and smoke in the house, hoards, unclean, bed bugs x4, let's all thier friends sleep over.

--166.205.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 9, 2024 11:03 AM
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Bad tenants have never given me as a reference. They have a friend pretend to be their landlord and give them a good reference.

But when another landlord calls me, I tell him the truth, the same as I hope he would do for me.

Your bad tenants will find a place to move to without you giving them a good reference. After all, you took them and they were bad tenants at the time you accepted them. Lovely tenants do not turn into bad tenants as soon as they move into a new rental. They have been bad tenants all along. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Screening prior land lord (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Apr 9, 2024 11:08 AM
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Adding this: if they were bad, I would tell the landlord that I can't give a reference unless they provide me with a copy of the tenant's permission to check references because I would want to be able to legally defend myself if the tenant got mad at me.

Most landlords can take a hint and if they actually provide me with a copy of the permission, I tell them the truth. No personal opinion, actual facts about the tenancy. Late with rent X number of times, smoke odor in the house, whatever the serious lease violations were. Not your personal personality conflict with the tenant. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Screening prior land lord (by plenty [MO]) Apr 9, 2024 11:51 AM
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I have received some negative reviews. Usually I find the issue is somewhat on the landlord for not have any management skills. This can work on your favor . Can you speak in "code" something like "Ive had some trials with this resident, be sure to explain your explanations clearly both verbally and on paper and stay on top of them and you'll be fine" something like that. I find other landlords have resources or tolerances that I may not have and what doesn't work for my business plan can work for someone's else. --172.59.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by ken [NY]) Apr 9, 2024 1:35 PM
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I am straight with other landlords. i dont want a reputation among other landlords as a liar --74.77.xx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by Bonanza [NC]) Apr 9, 2024 1:59 PM
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I am always surprised that no one calls me for tenant references. I am searchable. The tenant has my number.

Are they just taking tenants without checking any references? Hey you've got a pulse and cash in hand, sign this, here's the keys. --65.188.xxx.xxx




Screening prior land lord (by Still Learning [NH]) Apr 9, 2024 2:13 PM
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I wonít lie but I might ask for a paper with their signature allowing me to talk with the landlord. Even with that I do not flap my lips or offer information. I respond to questions that are asked and if itís not clear cut non-payment or outright damage, etc. I might say I am not comfortable answering that question. A professional landlord doing due diligence will ask the right questions, ask in a different way if they donít get a straightforward positive response, read between the lines of an unanswered question or end with would you rent to them again? There are times where I can freely admit they were not a good fit in my multi-family with thin walls but might be fine in a single family. --73.159.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by DJ [VA]) Apr 9, 2024 3:01 PM
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They hardly ever contact me, but a couple have when a good tenant was leaving me.

Either way, I'll tell the truth once I have their permission to share info.

The whole truth, no playing "read between the lines".

Type "A" landlords really irritate me. That is why you can't put much weight on information from the current landlord. You need info from the previous landlord.

We should be working together & helping each other! --68.229.xxx.xxx




Screening prior land lord (by Robin [WI]) Apr 9, 2024 3:25 PM
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I've only gotten a couple of those calls, and they were always for my "good" tenants.

My one "bad" tenant must have given them someone else's number. LOL! --104.230.xxx.xxx




Screening prior land lord (by Jim [CA]) Apr 9, 2024 3:35 PM
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If they were wonderful tenants , I praise them up and down. If theyíre not wonderful tenants, I asked for a signed release of information. Usually, I never hear from them again again. --146.70.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by zero [IN]) Apr 9, 2024 5:19 PM
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I added on my application a line stating that applicant gives permission for me to check references including landlords, previous or future.

Hope that will be good enough but I have only had two that I can recall who contacted me in over 20 years. --107.147.xx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by 6x6 [TN]) Apr 9, 2024 7:37 PM
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How would you like another LL to treat you if the role were reversed. --76.129.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by Vee [OH]) Apr 9, 2024 7:45 PM
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I can not comment because they have not yet vacated the unit or paid for existing damages - deep cleaning/remediating smoke damage. --184.59.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Apr 9, 2024 8:42 PM
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I've never had reference requests from less than stellar tenants. They usually go out of their way to find someone who doesn't screen. --64.246.xxx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by OREO [WI]) Apr 9, 2024 11:38 PM
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I tell the truth, but seldom get inquiries. I've not gotten a call on what I would say were my worst tenants, and most of my tenants, leave because they bought a house. I find when tenants move to their own house, they don't clean yours very well. They are too excited to clean and fix their new house up. --75.11.xx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by zero [IN]) Apr 10, 2024 8:10 AM
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OREO, that happened to me last year.

Small claims maxes out at 10k. I stopped my accounting at 18k, just in case the judge decided to not allow something. This was for materials only.

My collection agency has a lien on her house. Might not matter but if she tries to sell or refi I am in line. --107.147.xx.xx




Screening prior land lord (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Apr 10, 2024 11:46 AM
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There was some case law about doing incomplete employment screening that resulted in rape and murder committed by a Dominos delivery driver in the early 00's. I would have expected a follow case could develop if someone lied and as a result someone getting seriously hurt. That hasn't happened - at least not yet.

I try and follow the high ground. That said, how often does a piece of work that you are tossing out actually follow the rules suddenly? Most times they create their own narrative and references.

If I am tossing out anyone - I try and look in the mirror. I failed the tenant somewhere or somehow. If there is a pattern of this, you are costing yourself money or trying to create a soap opera --24.101.xxx.xxx



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