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rental applications (by jane [MN]) Dec 31, 2008 7:37 AM
       rental applications (by MrRational [MD]) Dec 31, 2008 7:43 AM
       rental applications (by Ellie [IL]) Dec 31, 2008 7:45 AM
       rental applications (by Andrew,Canada [ON]) Dec 31, 2008 8:36 AM
       rental applications (by Virden [OH]) Dec 31, 2008 9:32 AM
       rental applications (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Dec 31, 2008 10:08 AM
       rental applications (by Jody [MN]) Dec 31, 2008 10:46 AM
       rental applications (by CTLandlord2 [CT]) Dec 31, 2008 11:34 AM
       rental applications (by Nancy [IN]) Dec 31, 2008 4:06 PM

rental applications (by jane [MN]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 7:37 AM

State Specific Question About: MINNESOTA (MN)

We have concerns about a potential renter with a "boyfriend/father of teenage children" of 20 years. The woman seems quite nice - says he'll be around a lot, but not on the lease. Should we be worried about the father/boyfriend and his qualifications - history??? Is it appropriate to ask for his details?

Any ideas?

rental applications (by MrRational [MD]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 7:43 AM

Tell her that you appreciate her forthright willingness to tell you about this other person but that you have several very specific problems with the arrangement.

Tell her that NO! he will not be allowed to "be around a lot" as that is in conflict with the lease terms about guests and visitors (14 nights per year max in most states).

Tell her you are fine with them shacking up but that EVERYONE over age 18 must complete the application and pass your credit and background criteria.

tell her. tell her. tell her. NEVER let a tenant be in the position of telling YOU anything.

rental applications (by Ellie [IL]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 7:45 AM

I'm sorry but your post is totally confusing me.

Is the applicant 20 years of age or are her children 20 years of age.

Any person living on premises over 18 needs to fill out a separate application and be qualified. 20 years old is not a teenager. It is an adult.

Do not believe the story that the boyfriend will just be around a lot. He will be living there.

rental applications (by Andrew,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 8:36 AM

As pointed out, he WILL be living there.

Depending on your State he may have all the rights of a tenant, but you wont even know his name.

When the woman leaves and he stays, you will have a difficult time evicting as you know nothing about him.

You dont know if he has been evicted, has a criminal past, his credit rating, if he is employed, his social insurance #, where he works ect. (but he will probably have ALL the rights of a formal tenant, as he will be living there)

rental applications (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 9:32 AM

I have added to my families leases guest clause when a unknown motor vehicle is present 10 days consecutively the owner is considered an additional occupant costing 50bux per month per person in addition to the credit check fee assessed the original tenants during application time. Add the boyfriend now to the resident application and his family cause it will get expensive later - always remember the joint and severally clause that ties them both to the payments in the event one walks off.

rental applications (by Robert,Ontario,Canada [ON]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 10:08 AM

Often a problem tenant will try to get around the screening process most tenants go through. The good tenant will move in then the bad tenant will remain where one will end evicting the bad tenant. All adult applicants must fill out a rental application along with going through a thorough double credit check. Often had people come around where one person refused to fill a rental application which means no credit check. No credit check no apartment take a walk. One is going to avoid going through a eviction and another thoroughly trashed out apartment with damage.

rental applications (by Jody [MN]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 10:46 AM


Make sure your lease or MTM agreement has something in it like this:

"Tenant shall not allow any adults not listed on the lease to stay at the Premises in a manner that a reasonable person would consider the adult to be an occupant and not a guest. If Landlord suspects an adult might be an unauthorized Tenant or occupant of Premises, evidence satisfactory to Landlord (such as lease copy, mortgage statements, paid utility bills, canceled checks for rent or mortgage payments) must be provided that shows the adult in question has his or her own permanent residence, regularly lives at own residence, and that his or her residence is not Landlordís Premises. Failure to supply proof to the Landlordís satisfaction shall result in commencement of eviction proceedings for all Tenants. Tenant shall give written notice to Landlord before any occupant who is allowed by law (such as a biological or adopted child) to live with Tenant begins residing at Premises, even if occupant is staying only for a short-term or temporary time period."

rental applications (by CTLandlord2 [CT]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 11:34 AM

I agree with Virden's comment. If they are there on any type of a regular basis, they are a tenant.

Since I live on my site, I ask that the tenants notify me of any longer term visitors. And, there's a clause about add ins, and the timing.

Usually, the extra fee discourages this. Plus, I live on the property so I tell them up front, 1 person or 2 person occupancy, and 1 child.

rental applications (by Nancy [IN]) Posted on: Dec 31, 2008 4:06 PM

He WILL be living there and she is attempting to get you to NOT to screen him so you don't find the previous evictions or felonies.

No way. All adults who will be on the premises are "tenants" and will be fully screened. This is your business policy, you say.

Who on earth has teen kids with a "boyfriend". They can't ever decide to get married?

She's definitely hiding something.

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