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Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 1:37 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Jun 24, 2019 1:48 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by Plenty [MO]) Jun 24, 2019 1:49 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by David [MI]) Jun 24, 2019 1:53 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 1:55 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Jun 24, 2019 2:03 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 2:06 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 2:09 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by David [MI]) Jun 24, 2019 2:10 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by GKARL [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 2:16 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Jun 24, 2019 2:33 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 24, 2019 2:42 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 2:44 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by NE [PA]) Jun 24, 2019 3:37 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by small potatoes [NY]) Jun 24, 2019 3:52 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Jun 24, 2019 4:05 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 24, 2019 4:27 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by JKJ [MA]) Jun 24, 2019 4:39 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 24, 2019 11:24 PM
       Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Jun 25, 2019 8:57 AM
       Can I move there instead? (by bet [MA]) Jun 25, 2019 11:59 AM

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Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:37 PM
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Tenant signed and sealed for July 1 at one place. Unexpected availability at another place. Apparently Tenant still looking as he writes and asks if they can have that place instead.

2 Things: 1st place is harder to rent. 2nd place will rent in a heartbeat. Also Tenant is facing back surgery in like two weeks, and 2nd place is two-story and has stairs like a ladder: very steep. He had a hard time going up the two steps to the first place, which is then all one level. 2nd place would be outright dangerous for him, although I know I can't say that.

SO I just said No based on the fact that I would lose a month's rent if I let him switch...other ideas? --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:48 PM
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Your not his Dr.-- I mean that in good way. Second-- since you know they want 2nd place so bad-- how much more BAD can you jack up the rent? (I don't just mean rent either- Deposit goes up big time also)

--99.103.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by Plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:49 PM
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No. crazy idea to change now for the reasons you state.... How did he take the NO news? --173.127.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:53 PM
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myob, I dont think WMH would go out of her way to tell someone who already signed for a place that another is available. So I suspect this tenant saw the 2nd place being advertised. How would you justify telling that person that the price is now going to be higher? --144.250.xx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 1:55 PM
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Hasn't answered yet. But he's an iffy prospect already, I only took him based on two different LLs recommendation. He has bad credit, is on short-term disability for his back although total income is fine. --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:03 PM
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David here's the answer. I've taken first house off the market for you already and now have to wait to re-rent it. I'll need to recoup this vacancy money. Second I'm taking a bigger risk now. WHY because you've now changed your mind and that leaves me wondering if you plan on even making the lease term.

I just read WMH's last post-- HE's IFFY already-- perfect scenario. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:06 PM
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David/MI, correct! And I can only collect so much deposit, which I have already upped based on his credit. Rent is $1200, I collected $2000. Max is two months rent.

I have another incoming tenant that I am sure is also going to be interested and to whom I'd RATHER rent if I had to, but that will be an easy NO because they have 2 dogs. Place he has leased is a SFH with fenced backyard. This new place is a townhome. --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:09 PM
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I actually MIGHT be willing to do it if he paid rent on BOTH places plus the deposit until I get the 1st one rented again. But I'm sure if I showed him the place, he could not get up the stairs to even see the whole thing! What does the law say about that, I wonder? Are you required to rent to someone "sight unseen?" Meaning THEY have not seen the place?

Oh well I'm just going with, "You rented that place, and that is the place you are getting." --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:10 PM
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KISS! --144.250.xx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:16 PM
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If he's already signed, then he should pay on both places until you find a replacement tenant. Put that to him and let him say no. --172.56.xx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:33 PM
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Based on additional info your published-- no way to second place. Devils in the details.

David as you can see though the additional money is needed to cover indecision of tenant.

I'm not so sure after what you just posted that the amount is even good-- i know your limited on DEP but gees this is a stretch. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:42 PM
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Suddenly I'm sure you have an application you are working to qualify. So No it's not really available. Grass is always greener! --99.203.xx.x




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 2:44 PM
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Plenty, he signed a lease and I have a deposit, and I just listed the place today, so my thing to him is: "You rented THAT place." --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 3:37 PM
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Sure. Pay the termination fee on the 1st lease first. Sorry, no we can't let you out of that. We have to treat all tenants the same. --50.32.xx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 3:52 PM
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I just had a similar request and said no. In my situation the 2nd apt was not available till the following month, so I explained I was not going to have the tenant move in to apt A and then move to apt B and then I'd have to try and rent Apt A again. They didn't want to cover the added expense, end of story. BTW it was all about the bathroom,

Apt B has a normal size bathrm that I did over last year. Apt A has a 4'x8' bathroom with a 16" sink next to the toilet which is in line with the clawfoot tub, all squeezed together. --24.194.xx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 4:05 PM
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NE that was classic!!!!! LOVE IT. --99.103.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 4:27 PM
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In my case, SP/NY, it's location. The 1st place is 15 miles north of the second place. Makes a difference here. But I'm not giving up $1200 so their adult son (an additional occupant, not a lease holder) can save 15 minutes of driving, sorry. He is free to find his own place, after all. --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by JKJ [MA]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 4:39 PM
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Iíd keep him where he is, just tell him sorry you already showed it and are screening applications for the second unit. --71.248.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 24, 2019 11:24 PM
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W,

I agree with keeping him in place.

Small concern: a recent discrimination suit in which the LL would not allow the res to move downstairs.

MY concern is renting to someone on any kind of disability. Who knows how his surgery will go and when and whether or not he goes back to work.

This recently happened to us. Disability ahppens but we donít start with it - not garnishable and only meant for subsistence.

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Can I move there instead? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 8:57 AM
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Nothing in NC is garnishable, Brad, so we can't look at that. He makes more on disability than most people do working around here: he's a CDL driver for Wal-mart.

His adult son wanted to stay on the beach but hadn't found a place, so I listed him as an additional OCCUPANT rather than a Lessee (same application, background check, etc. but no signature) because I could see it coming up down the road: he would want to move and this would make it easier for him to leave. --50.82.xxx.xx




Can I move there instead? (by bet [MA]) Posted on: Jun 25, 2019 11:59 AM
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We had almost same situation. Out of state college student after paying deposit for one apt, keep wanting to switch to an easy to show vacant apt. They were becoming a PITA. I told them no. That stopped them in their tracks and they learned we make the rules. This is the testing phase, need to set the rules early on. --73.227.xxx.xxx



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