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Ten deadly sins (by Robin [WI]) Jul 29, 2020 6:11 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jul 29, 2020 6:38 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Robert J [CA]) Jul 29, 2020 6:41 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by 6x6 [TN]) Jul 29, 2020 6:51 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by MikeA [TX]) Jul 29, 2020 6:57 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by gevans [SC]) Jul 29, 2020 8:57 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by LisaFL [FL]) Jul 29, 2020 10:05 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by RB [MI]) Jul 30, 2020 6:54 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Hammer [TN]) Jul 30, 2020 7:14 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Jeffrey [VA]) Jul 30, 2020 7:27 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by S i d [MO]) Jul 30, 2020 8:33 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by PG [SC]) Jul 30, 2020 9:54 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Jul 30, 2020 10:02 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Wilma [PA]) Jul 30, 2020 11:16 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Kirby [IL]) Jul 30, 2020 11:47 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Honey [LA]) Jul 30, 2020 12:30 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Mark [MO]) Jul 30, 2020 12:48 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 30, 2020 1:11 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Marc B. [FL]) Jul 30, 2020 1:17 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sisco [MO]) Jul 30, 2020 1:27 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by R [OH]) Jul 30, 2020 1:28 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by MARLENE [WI]) Jul 30, 2020 2:35 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Jeffrey [VA]) Jul 30, 2020 3:31 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Gary [IL]) Jul 30, 2020 3:36 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Jul 30, 2020 4:06 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Ken [NY]) Jul 30, 2020 4:11 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 30, 2020 4:22 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 30, 2020 4:24 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by DETRA [MD]) Jul 30, 2020 5:05 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Dan [OR]) Jul 30, 2020 5:24 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Kevin [PA]) Jul 30, 2020 6:05 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by seagal [CA]) Jul 30, 2020 6:52 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by mike [CA]) Jul 30, 2020 7:54 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sallylee [AZ]) Jul 30, 2020 9:23 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jul 31, 2020 1:30 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by BillW [NJ]) Jul 31, 2020 8:52 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Arlene [MD]) Jul 31, 2020 10:14 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Jul 31, 2020 10:20 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Arlene [MD]) Jul 31, 2020 10:29 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by George [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 10:41 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Julie [NJ]) Jul 31, 2020 2:06 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sisco [MO]) Jul 31, 2020 2:20 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Jul 31, 2020 2:36 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Jul 31, 2020 3:12 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 3:43 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Jul 31, 2020 3:54 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Jul 31, 2020 4:05 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Mike [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 4:18 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Jul 31, 2020 5:08 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Jul 31, 2020 7:06 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Roderick [CO]) Aug 3, 2020 3:11 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by NJ Landlord [NJ]) Aug 3, 2020 6:54 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by DETRA [MD]) Aug 4, 2020 9:33 AM
       Ten deadly sins (by Winnie [NC]) Aug 4, 2020 4:45 PM
       Ten deadly sins (by Robert [FL]) Aug 7, 2020 10:19 AM

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Ten deadly sins (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 6:11 PM
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I'm putting together a "Ten Deadly Sins" of property management. What would be on yours? Renting to friends and family is at the top of mine.

--70.158.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 6:38 PM
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Delaying aggressive collection efforts on past due rents.

I have an agreement with the local banks, they donít provide housing and I donít loan money. --99.23.xxx.x




Ten deadly sins (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 6:41 PM
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Not conducting semi-annual inspections of the rental --47.155.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 6:51 PM
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Renting to people who have been evicted.

I also like Robert J's but I would say quarterly inspections. It amazes me at how many LL's do not do inspections. --73.120.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 6:57 PM
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Not thoroughly vetting an applicant.

--64.130.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 8:57 PM
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"working with" an applicant. --173.233.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by LisaFL [FL]) Posted on: Jul 29, 2020 10:05 PM
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Never turn over the keys until all move in funds have been paid in full and cleared and utilities have been turned on in tenantís name. --216.186.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 6:54 AM
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Knowing when Patience becomes Weakness. --199.192.xxx.x




Ten deadly sins (by Hammer [TN]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 7:14 AM
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Not screening them like they were going to be your cellmate in prison.

FULL criminal background, employment, eviction, credit, rental histories. Checking social media, verifying all references and past LL's.... 2 minute in home visit. --137.119.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Jeffrey [VA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 7:27 AM
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Never raising rents until there is a turnover. --70.161.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 8:33 AM
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Not viewing their current residence. Wherever they are living now is what MY house will look, smell, and sound like 2 weeks after they move in.

I know many people think this is "weird" or intrusive, but it has been the most powerful screening tool I've ever used aside from court eviction records.

What good is making a profit each year on rents when I find after the tenant moves out they did damages = my combined profits + $1,000?

In reality, I think most of us believe it's a good strategy. But it's a bit out of the ordinary so we feel uncomfortable doing it. I used to feel the same, but after my last semi-hoarder was evicted I threw away my discomfort and got down to the business of inspecting people's homes prior to giving them keys to mine. Game changer! --107.216.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 9:54 AM
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All of the tips are good BUT

Sid - if I would've done what you suggested:

- View their current residence -

I am sure the last terrible eviction I conducted may have been prevented.

I agree people don't become pigs overnight - if their previous residence was a mess your nice clean rental will look the same way in a few months.

Great Tip. I will use it in the future.

--184.20.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 10:02 AM
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Failing to lead. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Wilma [PA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 11:16 AM
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Forgetting the Golden Aldo Rule: The tenant is not in charge. The landlord is in charge. --99.203.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Kirby [IL]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 11:47 AM
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Not charging extra for pets --73.110.xx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Honey [LA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 12:30 PM
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BIG "NO! NO! NEVER AGAIN!": "Sure, we'd be glad to put the utilities in our name until...." hahahahaha --24.252.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Mark [MO]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 12:48 PM
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Weak rental agreements. Not having any rules or not sticking with the established rules. Just to add a couple. --99.45.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 1:11 PM
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Foolishly believing that because a new Tenant just got a huge windfall of relocation money from a big corporation, that she would actually use it to pay her rent! After First and Security paid by the corporation directly to me,...Evicted 7 months later, 7 months of no rent. Horrible mess. --72.199.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Marc B. [FL]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 1:17 PM
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"Not doing a soft background check ". Looking up local info at the Sheriff's office (arrests/warrants), Clerk of Court records of evictions, bankrupts, etc. --67.7.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 1:27 PM
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Thou shalt not approve those applicants who have a bad attitude. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by R [OH]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 1:28 PM
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Wow, great list and thanks for asking the question. Try to avoid a nit picker. --12.47.xx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by MARLENE [WI]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 2:35 PM
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Checking tax returns of the with their own business! Other tips -- Great, and after 20 years of being a landlord, I've found out (the hard way) about some of these.

--184.100.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Jeffrey [VA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 3:31 PM
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To avoid a couple of the deadly sins, you can open up a free tenant screening account today, so that you will be able to request eviction or background checks right from your home or office anytime, 24/7 -

www.landlordsofamerica.com/secure/aoasc/register.html

--70.161.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Gary [IL]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 3:36 PM
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I also ask for Pictures of tenants that will be residing in the same residence, I feel it is a safety issue, If there was a fire and the fire dept, ask me for identity of tenants I have pictures, Would other landlords tell me if they do this, thanks. --98.213.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 4:06 PM
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Gary, I take a photograph of their driverís license or state ID, but not of any minor children. But, I do always get names of any children, for the very reason you stated. Never want to get that phone call, but am prepared if it comes. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 4:11 PM
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Gary,i get photo id picture or picture of the person.When i had a rooming house in a bad hood a tenant ran away with a 15 year old girl and the cops came to me and i was the only guy with a picture,it helped them find him quick --104.229.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 4:22 PM
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Good stuff!

Mine: Ignoring or filtering out the advice of experienced, wealthy landlords, often with the phrase "My people are different".

AND

Failure to adapt. People and money handling have changed.

AND my favorite - wimpy lease.

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 4:24 PM
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I require an ID (driver license or ID card) with picture on it and keep a copy in my file. Surprise, one tenant was using an alias. Ohhhh. I don't ask for pictures of minor children just verification of birth date. --72.199.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by DETRA [MD]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 5:05 PM
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How do you get inspections on tenants moving from out of state? --108.31.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Dan [OR]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 5:24 PM
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I wholeheartedly agree with renting to family it is a mistake.

Also, it's a mistake to rent the property to someone who is not qualified and/or is not moving local in a property that's been there for less than a year.

I seek long-term tenants and they do a virtual video tour of my property and that goes with my ad online so the tenants get a virtual video of the interior and exterior and now I'm not even giving them the address because the market you so demanding in the Northwest.

And when they have helped, including themselves.

It never hurts to call up and tell them that you're with a leasing company and that their tenants is in place is requesting a large big-screen TV for use at their rental property, ask them the owner if they would be willing to cosign for their tenants.

This is a true winning strategy, you're going to find out the dirt on the people who are wanting your place, I guarantee it. If their golden, you'll be a will to verify by looking at their credit report and also seeing the interior of their current residence of at least one year or more.

Meeting their animals at their house is a very good way of seeing what your place will look like.

Mr. landlord years ago, told all of us readers that it's our job to stay in control!

A seasoned landlord,

Dan --97.120.xx.x




Ten deadly sins (by Kevin [PA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 6:05 PM
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Wow after reading over the thread I'm confident we have alot of "sinners" here. LOL. Excellent list. I'm considering compiling them and taking the top ten and making a 10 commandments plaque for the wall as a reminder when I have a vacancy. --98.237.xx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by seagal [CA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 6:52 PM
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I also try to go by the home they are departing - BUT if I cannot go by, I really look hard at how the car is maintained. IF there are stickers all over the interior car windows I know there will be stickers, markers, drawings and generally no care at all for the interior of my property.... It is a simple but true sign of no respect for their own personal property, which will mean even worse for mine. Took me all of two years to figure this out - and no issues since I quit taking "sticker cars" 16 years ago. --67.174.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 7:54 PM
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it all boils down to...toss 'em around on the way in! full screening, address checks, landlord checks, copies of bank statements and cancelled checks...make sure their story is 100% true. they are all your best friend when they are looking for the keys, find out up front if they're a nuisance and let those problems to other less discerning lords of the land. we learned this year that the powers that be can eliminate our monthly income with the stroke of a pen. that means that we need to treat this like the business it is. rent raises, late fees, regular memos about lease compliance and i urge ALL landlords to reconsider the granting of leases other than month to month...nothing shuts up a chesty tenant like an advisory that they can leave anytime they want. and nothing is easier than a simple termination which requires no reason except that you decide its time. --66.27.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Sallylee [AZ]) Posted on: Jul 30, 2020 9:23 PM
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What Mike (CA) said about month to month has been the best change we made many years ago. We only have 10 rentals, some residents have been with us 15 years or more. They have actually paid for OUR proprties. It's a beautiful thing. --50.123.xx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 1:30 AM
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DETRA,

For distance applicants we google for realtors in their zip code and look for a Mom&Pop realtor.

We call them, pay $50 to go and report back within 24 hours. Well worth the money.

One replied "Oh I know them and their house. No way I'd rent to them!" I said thanks and sent them the $50. She just saved me THOUSAND$$$!

BRAD

--73.102.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by BillW [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 8:52 AM
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Not actually meeting the prospective tenants. I rent to groups of students, and I normally meet all of them when they first rent the house, but after year one, some people leave and some people get added. The ones added complete the paper application process, but I don't meet them.

I've been burned a few times on this, and I look back and think "If I only met this person, I would have known they were not right for the house/group"

Oh, and criminal background checks and eviction reports. --100.1.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Arlene [MD]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:14 AM
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Sorry to admit - I'm guilty of most. And yes, I have been burned a couple of times. Currently have a guy that I felt sorry for - hasn't paid rent in 7 months (due to covid he says) but he's still working. Was supposed to be him and his daughter - now there are about 8 people living in the house and they won't leave. Courts have been closed - they won't allow us in the house "because of covid". We do have a court date, finally, of August 7th. I hate to even think what the house looks like..... :( My fault....but I have learned a valuable lesson....Never again.... --24.89.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:20 AM
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DON'T rent out of desperation because you need the money. Vet your tenants the way and underwriter Vet's us when we get a mortgage. --69.47.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Arlene [MD]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:29 AM
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Kevin in PA - Great idea - I'm stealing that one. --24.89.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by George [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 10:41 AM
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Never rent to family members, relatives, friends or friends of friends. These individuals are notorious for coming up with tear jerking stories as to why they can't pay the rent. --47.153.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Julie [NJ]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 2:06 PM
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What do you tell prospective tenants to go see the house the currently live in?

How do you make that happen?

Has anyone refused to let you see where they live?

Thank you. --71.168.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 2:20 PM
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Julie, I text this message:

Good News! Your application is being processed and everything is looking great!

I need to stop by your current residence to conduct a 3 minute home cleanliness inspection. Would 10am be ok for you?

Of course, I only do the inspection after I have completed all other areas of screening and the applicant checks out.

Very few object, but when they do, they rant and rave and tell me about how awful MY house is....keep in mind that they were ready to move in.....I am certain the in home visit will save a LL more $$ than any other single screening tool.

BTW- a few will simply not reply to the text. --67.43.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 2:36 PM
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Julie, I had one that met me at the door, wanted to had me the application, said I couldnít come in. I thanked her for her time and got out of there quick. From outside, I could hear an argument going on inside.....

I have a tenant that balked a bit, asked if she could have the weekend to clean. Yep, gladly. Now, normally, I would have said, ĎYes, but I process the applications in the order I receive them, and x number of others have taken an application to fill out,í but in this instance, I was giving them an application before I had listed the property on any websites. Those tenants have been good tenants. Housekeeping slips every now and then, but it gets back on track, sometimes with a gentle reminder. When I say good tenants, they are MY kind of good tenant, which is different than many on this board. Been with me three or four years now ( I have no sense of time, might be longer.)

Please do a search on this forum for in home inspection, in home visit, application screening. Any one else that can think of key words to search, please add them to this thread. There are definite safety concerns with this, as well. Weíve had good discussions. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 3:12 PM
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I do two things regarding the prospect before I rent. I find a reason to walk them to their car, so I can see the INSIDE of the car. If it is hoarder heaven, I am out.

To see their current living condition, I tell them I forgot to have them sign the application and I am right around the block, can I stop by and have them sign it.

Since 2006 this method has saved me from renting to the wrong person at least 15 times. --69.47.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 3:43 PM
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Speaking of 'hoarder heaven', HUD just aadde new rules that prohibit discrimination, and one of them, to my surprise, is:

"You cannot evict a hoarder. Hoarding is a disorder, and as such, hoarders are entitled to protections under the Fair Housing Act as people with other mental or physical disabilities."

Great! Now will I have to alter my rental agreement and take out the clause about Hoarding? Or maybe just amend it somehow to fit HUD standards. If you can't evict for hoarding, ruining your rental inside and/or out, creating unsanitary conditions for them any adjoining units, or the neighbors, does that mean a tenant can be as filthy as they want without fear of any actions by the Landlord?

I'm very confused now. --72.199.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Lance [MI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 3:54 PM
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SORTA BLOND, are you serious. That makes no sense at all. Are they going to pay for rodent fees, and lost of value for the neighborhood especially if they are hoarding in the front, side and backyard? Wow, this is getting crazy. One of the things I do before buying a house is look at the neighborhood for these type of things. --69.47.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 4:05 PM
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Sorta Blonde, I am very unhappy to hear this.

One of the protections that mental illness protections always have had was equal protection under the law for those around the mentally ill person. For instance, one cannot just blanket discriminate against someone who is mentally ill in the workplace, BUT, if the person is making threats, or engaging in threatening behavior, that individual still can be fired. Hoarding can endanger the safety of the whole building. Now, if itís clean, and controlled, I can see that as still being ok, but, when egress gets blocked, smoke detectors cannot function properly, floors are getting weakened, rotted..... --70.92.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Mike [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 4:18 PM
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Hoarders have my sympathy but they're not allowed to create unsanitary conditions. There's no need to evict them for hoarding, you evict them for creating waste on your property and causing unsanitary conditions and for storing their stuff outside of the home or garage --66.27.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 5:08 PM
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Yeah, it's a biggie. HUD stands for Housing and Urban Development department which makes rules about discrimination in Housing (renting, buying) or the workplace (hiring, harassment). Dunno if it's particular to California, but they can issue fines if a prospective or current Tenant complains that you are not treating them fairly. I'm not up on government agencies. Maybe it's called something else in other states? Fair Housing Board maybe? I really don't think that I'd have to NOT get rid of, or insisted that a Tenant clean up if they were hoarders, especially if it's garbage and dangerous stuff. Calling the Fire Department might be a good thing, but I can just see them forcing ME to clean the place and put the tenants in a hotel at my expense while I do it. Then compensate them for the trouble. Or worse yet, the city could condemn my house. Nothing seems to make sense. --72.199.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Busy [WI]) Posted on: Jul 31, 2020 7:06 PM
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A ( very quick) duck, duck, go search leads me to believe this isnít a new ruling. Hoarding has been identified as a mental health disorder for some time now. Just means you need to provide reasonable accommodations, often in the form of extra time for a tenant to get back in compliance. In other words, document, document, document each and every time that you have addressed unsafe/ unsanitary conditions. Which we should all be doing anyway ( documenting.) --70.92.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Roderick [CO]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2020 3:11 PM
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I use my gut instinct to see if the applicant is a rule follower or a rule breaker. Also, is the applicant humble vs. arrogant. And is the applicant a complainer?

A future goal of mine is to check if the applicant has ever sued a landlord. If anyone knows how to do this, please speak up. I know that many tenant legal complaints go to a court referee or mediator and thus might not become part of the public records. Some applicants have learned how to work the system and I want to avoid them like the Coronavirus! --104.33.xx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by NJ Landlord [NJ]) Posted on: Aug 3, 2020 6:54 PM
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I go through a Reality that does a background screening of eviction, unpaid credit cards and bills, convicts, etc. I've turned down a dozen or two each time I rent out. when you have a nice but lower-end home, you tend to get the s--t of the crop.

if they are a horder, and have pets, most likely the pets peed on the rugs and walls. No matter how they sweet talk you, their pets peed and it is coming out of security for a new rug, as the past rugs were new or almost new.

I've suggested to the realtor about meeting them at THEIR home to see how their pets are, but all have refused. --24.0.xx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by DETRA [MD]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2020 9:33 AM
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To see who a person has sued or been sued by, I go to "Judiciary Case Search" in Maryland and enter a name. I've done this in Washington, DC too. Different states might call it something different but I would start with that --108.31.xxx.xx




Ten deadly sins (by Winnie [NC]) Posted on: Aug 4, 2020 4:45 PM
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I look at the car. If the car is a disaster, the house will soon be just as messy. Great idea about seeing their current home! In addition to background checks, etc, etc, I always want to talk with them and I listen very carefully. It amazes me what potential tenants tell me. For the ones who tell my about the awful living conditions in their previous situations or how horrible their current landlord is -- Red Flags are waving and I heed that warning. --99.140.xxx.xxx




Ten deadly sins (by Robert [FL]) Posted on: Aug 7, 2020 10:19 AM
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--24.96.xx.xxx



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