A threat?? (by Jo [CT]) Oct 16, 2020 4:50 PM|
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A threat?? (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 4:50 PM
Oh my! I have rooms for rent and I got an inquiry from a guy today asking if they are available. I said yes they are and could you please tell me a bit about yourself. He said he was a male he was 30 he doesn't have a criminal record and he's looking to rent out the room and to keep it for long-term.
I asked him a few questions about where he was presently living and his full name and where he was employed and he gave me that information. I told him I could send him an application to fill out and that there was a $40 application fee.
He sent me his email address and I sent him an application. I told him to please fill it out and email it back to me and the management company would do the background check. Right in the ad it states that the room is $500 plus utilities, but he asked me what the monthly rate was anyway.
I told him the rent was $500 and the security deposit was $750 and that he was responsible for gas and electric. His response was "Na, forget about it"
I responded with OK thank you anyway. His last text to me was "you probably a scam trying to rob money niggas will f--- you up for that sh--!!
I had to look three times at that text and catch my breath! I don't feel threatened at all but in today's world you never know!
A threat?? (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 5:20 PM
Report it to the police. --73.120.xx.xxx
A threat?? (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 5:39 PM
Sounds like a conversation with (pure) Evil. --199.192.xxx.x
A threat?? (by Sorta Blonde [CA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 5:56 PM
Probably someone who has been 'altering his body chemistry' with something. Either that or he just likes to mess around with Landlords and answer a bunch of ads just to make stupid work for you. I've had a few like that, who schedule appts and don't show or send endless emails which end pretty much like yours, EXCEPT for the foul language. I laugh at the missed appts since they don't realize I am not driving over, waiting and waiting and then going home. My rentals are right behind my house, but other Landlords do spend time driving and waiting. Lots of busy work with no rewards. Some people are just not nice. I'd ignore unless he recontacts. Then I'd advise you don't respond as the 'race' references might be a starting point for him to claim discrimination. --72.199.xx.xxx
A threat?? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 8:36 PM
I had a prospect do something like that years ago. I did call the police and they said unless he did actually did something they couldn't act.
Anyway it was just hot air, nothing ever happened, and I'm sure it will be the same for you --72.188.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 8:47 PM
Sounds like they screened themselves out.....but you can always ask them why do you think this is a scam - we screen everyone the same manner using fair housing standards.
I can appreciate the tenants concern about getting scammed, but the approach needs some work --24.101.xxx.xx
A threat?? (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 9:09 PM
I decided to leave it alone because sometimes silence speaks the loudest and I just do not want to get into some kind of verbal debate as it seemed like he turned into a nasty person. --68.191.xx.xxx
A threat?? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 9:34 PM
I agree, just leave it alone. Sometimes it's hard not to fire back when someone says those things (at least for me) but the goal here is for this person to just go away. --72.188.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Nellie [ME]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 9:42 PM
His response was a reaction to the realization that you were a professional landlord with an application and screening process that he wasnít going to get through.
A threat?? (by melinda [MD]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 9:42 PM
Wow. You just dodged a bullet! Can you imagine if you had rented to him. --24.233.xxx.xx
A threat?? (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Oct 16, 2020 9:44 PM
A threat?? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 8:48 AM
Consider putting in the internet ad that will provide rental applications to all adults along with what utilities are separate. If the applicants know utilities are not included then they will look somewhere else. Unpaid utilities and unpaid go hand in hand together. Must jurisdictions vacancy rates are declining along many of those who did not run credit checks have left the rental housing business where houses are sold or apartment buildings were sold to large corporations. Housing is not a right to trash out along not paying rent One out of three odds are common of getting a problem tenant from hell like the videos on You Tube. The internet ad is first part of screening out problem as they know a thorough credit check on all adult applicants no exceptions along with utilities not included in rent. The problem tenants already know they will not qualify to begin with. All inclusive rental units are starting to disappear as utility costs have risen over the years where only the government housing units can be all inclusive. Often some first checks on the rental application like reverse look up phone number look up along checking the place of employment actually exists then there to charge a fee or go any further. A lie end of story here. --147.194.xxx.xx
A threat?? (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 8:55 AM
Robert... my ad specifically states that there is a $40 application fee as everyone needs to fill out an application. It also states that utilities are not included in the rent. Obviously he was either trying to bait me or he didn't read the ad thoroughly.
He probably thought that 500 a month for a room was too much money and the security deposit was too much for him.
When I texted him and asked him a few questions such as his name, he gave me his full name and where he presently lives in my state so I have that information although I will not follow up with any kind of charges. He was fine to converse with until he realized that this was probably too much money for him and turned nasty. --68.191.xx.xxx
A threat?? (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 9:50 AM
I would stay in CLOSE contact with my uncle-- Uncle Glock 19 or even AUNT S&W 38. --99.103.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 10:38 AM
I suspect that 99% of applicants never actually read the ad, so that is no difference there. They all ask a bunch of questions for information that was included in the ad.
I suspect that even the good tenants are all angry that the landlord takes their hard earned money. That one was more openly angry than most of them. Just be glad he screened himself out and ignore him.
If you are renting rooms, you are going to get lower income tenants and the lower their income the more angry they seem to be that they must pay for anything, especially for housing. --76.178.xx.xx
A threat?? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 11:22 AM
I've been accused of running a scam. Usually that's projection of their own intentions. I've cut a lot of this down by not talking with applicants at all until my google prescreened form is completed. That form is accompanied by all information about the rental. Failure to read the information disqualifies. --73.81.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 17, 2020 11:39 AM
More then likely he was social assistance which here is around $700 per month which is not a enough to live off. Some people simply will not go out then find a job where they will be on social assistance forever as long as governments provide. I found indirectly that social assistance has a cap on rent where it was better to go higher to eliminate them altogether. A lot of them use illegal drugs or alcoholism is a problem. For them housing as a last resort where the government housing authority where the name was changed to community housing which still has a bad reputation. Once the minimum credit score limit was 700 or higher a lot of problem tenants were eliminated. You can not change the ills of society where those problems will be always be there. The day after the Bolshevik revolution alcoholism and the worlds oldest profession were still there along with alcoholism is big problem in Russia today. Been through many situations where tenants in buildings became nasty. When cancelled all the rent appeals where applied and got a above guideline increase under rent control of 20.25 per cent then in the following year 14.75 per cent under rent control they threw eggs from the balconies at my truck. Went to self car wash then cleaned up. One January five apartments they moved out where could not repair apartment building with economically depressed rent. After one ad rented all five apartments then never heard a complaint about the level of rent as was starting to turn apartment building around where was still operating a loss yet continue to improve. It takes a lot effort to bring apartment building back to reasonable condition. --147.194.xxx.xx
A threat?? (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 1:54 AM
I had a guy loose his cool. He met the min criteria on my prescreen form. When i went to show the apt he got agitated because he swore the ad said it was a 2nd fl unit. I was able to reel him in, but he showed his red flag.
Gkarl, i don't put the apt info in the form beyond the st NG ame n #br. I wouldn't want to remind them what the minimum income is. Plus if they can't remember which apt mine is, why would i want them? --72.10.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 8:53 AM
I haven't had that in quite a few years (the threat part). I have had them ask (almost always) the information that is provided in the ad though. Sometimes they are looking at the ad (I assume) as they actually state "so it says the apartment is at 123 Main Street ... where is that exactly?" Or something to that the ad specifically states and then they ask about it ...
I wouldn't get too worked up about it but you should ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings. Be safe. --67.242.xx.xx
A threat?? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 12:18 PM
I had a guy threaten me over the phone one time when i told him no he wasnt getting the place.I called the local police just to file a report in case he went and threw a brick through the window.When i gave the cop the guys name he said we have beem looking for him on other charges,do you have his current address? i sent them the application and they were quite happy to see all the info on the application.Real genius he was --72.231.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 7:30 PM
Iíd simply save the text and ignore it. I can understand your concerns, but itís just some fool talking $hit. --173.48.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 7:34 PM
I hit submit to fast, there is not point in calling the police, itís not even a threat. He is saying that he thinks itís a scam, and that some people would react poorly to being scammed, albeit not so eloquently ;-). Has he said ďI am going to fu@k you upĒ that would then be a threat, but even then I donít think the police would do much. --173.48.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Jkj [MA]) Posted on: Oct 18, 2020 7:35 PM
That should have read *had he said*. --173.48.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Zakhd [CT]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2020 7:37 AM
Must be a CT thing LOL. I have a Google pre-screening form that does not cost a penny and really doesn't ask significant personal information. I had emailed it to one woman and she said she wasn't going to fill it out. I said "okay, good luck". Her reply was "I knew you were a scam" and how lucky she was that she didn't fall for it. Nope, I'm the lucky one. She also had a recent criminal record (although I don't know until I can confirm an address)... --32.211.xxx.xxx
A threat?? (by Jo [CT]) Posted on: Oct 20, 2020 7:49 AM
Yes, times are difficult and the pickings have been slim, but I would rather have a vacancy than a headache! --68.191.xx.xxx
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