contacting employment (by Josh [WI]) Sep 9, 2011 10:08 AM|
contacting employment (by Steve [TN]) Sep 9, 2011 10:15 AM
contacting employment (by Zip [LA]) Sep 9, 2011 10:24 AM
contacting employment (by Josh [CA]) Sep 9, 2011 3:03 PM
contacting employment (by Ken [NY]) Sep 9, 2011 3:15 PM
contacting employment (by ll [AZ]) Sep 9, 2011 3:50 PM
contacting employment (by Tracy [WV]) Sep 9, 2011 4:57 PM
contacting employment (by Lois [CA]) Sep 9, 2011 5:34 PM
contacting employment (by Hoodster [MO]) Sep 9, 2011 6:33 PM
contacting employment (by Virden [OH]) Sep 9, 2011 6:52 PM
contacting employment (by Tracy [WV]) Sep 10, 2011 12:04 PM
contacting employment (by Pat [VA]) Sep 10, 2011 7:20 PM
contacting employment (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 10, 2011 10:24 PM
contacting employment (by RentsDue [MA]) Sep 13, 2011 5:12 PM
contacting employment (by pm h [TX]) Sep 13, 2011 5:30 PM
contacting employment (by Josh [WI]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 10:08 AM
State Specific Question About: WISCONSIN (WI)
A tenant that I have has told me he is laid off work right now. I don't really believe that his construction job doesn't have any work for him, and I want to contact his employer to see if he really is laid off. I have a friend who works for the same company but he works on the roofing crew instead of the siding crew. I want to know if it is legal for me to contact him to see if they are busy and have work right now.
contacting employment (by Steve [TN]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 10:15 AM
It shouldn't really matter to you if he's employed or not. All that matters is if he pays his rent. If he doesn't pay his rent, then out he goes. No pay, no stay. --216.79.xx.xx
contacting employment (by Zip [LA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 10:24 AM
It's not your Business. Your Business is Properties.
The way I see it is can he pay?
If the answer No.
Are you willing to discount? If the answer is No.
Do you have something cheaper (only is he is a good tenet)? If the answer is No.
Then he must go --108.87.xxx.xxx
contacting employment (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 3:03 PM
"I want to know if it is legal for me to contact him to see if they are busy and have work right now."
I don't know if there are any laws against it. IMO it is unethical. You are going at this situation all wrong. As posted above when he stops paying rent then it's your problem and you deal with it through the legal channels that are already in place. --66.214.x.xxx
contacting employment (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 3:15 PM
Don't get involved in his concerns,it is simple if he pays the rent he stays if not he goes,maybe he gets laid off but gets side work and keeps paying. --67.252.xx.xx
contacting employment (by ll [AZ]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 3:50 PM
I see no reason you can't ask. You aren't a credit collection agency. I say ask your friend. Or call the Co and ask if he is working, cause he just won the lotto or whatever... --76.170.xxx.xxx
contacting employment (by Tracy [WV]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 4:57 PM
I agree with Steve and Zip. Whether or not he is employed is none of your business as long as he pays the rent. What was his point in letting you know that he was unemployed was he thinking he could stay for free? --98.157.xx.xxx
contacting employment (by Lois [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 5:34 PM
Well, just to be contrarian - why isn't it Josh's business to know if his tenant is employed? After all, it was certainly his business when the tenant submitted a rental application. --75.36.xxx.xx
contacting employment (by Hoodster [MO]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 6:33 PM
I think it is ok to check. Did you have them sign a release at the end of the application? If so, i think youre good. In construction, being laid off often implies a person will get called back when things pick up again. Bottom line - what does the income and credit look like without the job? Is there enough there? --174.156.xxx.xxx
contacting employment (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2011 6:52 PM
This would be time to think of a prepaid 6 month agreement. --99.128.xx.xxx
contacting employment (by Tracy [WV]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2011 12:04 PM
Be contrarian all you want Lois we are just saying that it's not our business if he is employed or not as long as he pays the rent. Employed does not matter to me I only ask that income (from whatever source) be at least 3 times the gross rent. --98.157.xx.xxx
contacting employment (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2011 7:20 PM
Let me tell you a true story.... veteran of LL that I am, about six weeks ago I was coming back from Charlottesville, my uncle was real ill in the hospital. I received a short moving notice from a two year tenant. I hussled (big mistake) to fill it, didn't check his references, & rented to this guy based on "knowing" his aunt as a friend of mine on FaceBook. Knocked off a hundred $$ of the deposit because it was filthy & he agreed to clean it. Well, guess what, couldn't pay the rent this month.... too late, I called his employer, after not getting him (phone canceled), & he said oh yeah, the one that just got out of JAIL!? He doesn't work here for over a month! So, I get all upset, say my husband is on the way to see him.... he says oh don't worry it wasn't a violent offense, just B & E, & Grand larceny.... OMG!
Now this is the same guy that has been "whining" about the sex offender next door..... pot calling kettle black...
We got 300. of rent today... & more promises... do I want him out??? Yes, if he keeps complaining & doesn't pay the rest of the rent... None of them are perfect, & getting worse all the time....
But winter time is coming....
Always check... always.... --74.4.xxx.xx
contacting employment (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 10, 2011 10:24 PM
Another contrarian here.
Yes it all boils down to rent paid. But you were just given a HUGE caution flag!! This guy was hinting he will not be paying rent. You have advance notice and can do something about protecting your income. You will soon be calling him for unpaid rent.
Check it out. Don't sit at home HOPING he'll pay (cause he said he would!) or waiting until he falls behind. Time to step into Super Manager mode and nip this in the bud. Either time to go or time to go for help.
Screening rule: tenants lie so verify. My app says "may check references, employment, and credit reports at anytime."
A call to his employer is normal, esp in construction. Employers get calls all the time to verify employment for cars, appliances, etc.
Legally, as a first person creditor, you can contact the employer.
My concern is why did he get laid off when local contractors are hustling to get this closed up before cold weather??? Jail like Pat's guy? Kicked off jobsite for drugs/fighting? Got fired and is lying?
My Landlordy-Sense tells me there is more to the story.
If he is truly laid off, he should be able to show you proof of filing for unemployment and have SOME income in a few weeks.
Our policy: when they ask "can you work with me" that means they are broke. We require an immediate appointment with the 2 local financial aide agencies and we call the agencies to confirm the appt. No appt, no more cooperation from us.
Be a good manager and stay on top of this - Or you'll soon be under it.
contacting employment (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2011 5:12 PM
Don't worry...Obama has a new jobs "stimulus". Unemployment will pay him for the next 4 years now. --66.189.xxx.xxx
contacting employment (by pm h [TX]) Posted on: Sep 13, 2011 5:30 PM
not sure why you would consider contacting his employer. is irrelevant and don't know what difference it makes. rent not paid. evict. maybe now in CA you have to be touchy feely and give free rent to anyone who may be unemployed so I'll stand corrected if so. I'm sure glad I live in TX. no pay. no stay. --97.94.xxx.xx