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Sealed Eviction Records (by RentsDue [MA]) Jan 9, 2021 8:14 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Jan 9, 2021 8:28 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by myob [GA]) Jan 9, 2021 8:29 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 9, 2021 8:30 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 9, 2021 8:35 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Jan 9, 2021 8:39 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by S i d [MO]) Jan 9, 2021 8:47 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Jan 9, 2021 8:51 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 9, 2021 8:52 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by PG [SC]) Jan 9, 2021 9:28 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by RB [MI]) Jan 9, 2021 9:45 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Jan 9, 2021 10:09 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by #22 [MO]) Jan 9, 2021 10:13 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Jan 9, 2021 10:20 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by Robert J [CA]) Jan 9, 2021 11:28 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by ned [AL]) Jan 9, 2021 11:49 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by JB [OR]) Jan 9, 2021 12:20 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Jan 9, 2021 12:31 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by JB [OR]) Jan 9, 2021 12:45 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Jan 9, 2021 12:59 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by myob [GA]) Jan 9, 2021 1:32 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by Vee [OH]) Jan 9, 2021 5:28 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 9, 2021 6:38 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by Cat [WI]) Jan 9, 2021 9:16 PM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2021 9:44 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2021 9:54 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2021 10:06 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2021 10:12 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Jan 10, 2021 10:24 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2021 10:25 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 10, 2021 11:16 AM
       Sealed Eviction Records (by Vee [OH]) Jan 10, 2021 2:39 PM

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Sealed Eviction Records (by RentsDue [MA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:14 AM
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MA is moving to seal eviction records. I know that some states already have this. How do you screen for evictions? Apparently they are also trying to make it illegal for a LL to disclose to anyone that tenant had an eviction. I already have a high credit requirement so that keeps out most of the eviction “ victims”. Lately I have seen some with 700 plus that aren’t up to date on current rent.

--75.133.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:28 AM
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Well first of all, the landlords have the right TO SAY WHATEVER THEY WANTS! He can call them angels or demons. You verify. Nobody will tell me that I can't give a good or bad reference. Will you let yourself be told not to say anything and if so, will you ignore that rule???

Stop letting them scare you.

If they seal eviction records, require 12 months of proof of on-time payments from previous landlord. Raise credit requirements. The more they limit you, the more creative you need to get and the more you need to find ways to ignore them. --70.44.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:29 AM
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here in south Atlanta-- we'd like to just see a 700!!!!!

Maybe add to adults? --99.103.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:30 AM
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Anything to protect the poor little tenant who chose not to move but steel from the LL and taxpayers.

I have a feeling that now things are only going to get worse.

I am thinking require proof from bank statements or other such forms of at least 1yr that rent was paid.

For some reason, the government thinks that they are helping the tenants but in the end it will only hurt them as LL's will make them have more proof of things. How many tenants keep records? --73.120.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:35 AM
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Just read what NE wrote and I agree in that I will ask whatever I want as it is my property and my investment.

The more they p in my Wheaties the tougher it will get for them. --73.120.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:39 AM
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6 x 6, yes the coming "housing is a right" legislation for the next two years it's going to be atrocious. It will be fun to ignore though. --70.44.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:47 AM
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Agree with NE 100%. The land lords hurt by this are the ones who fail to adapt. For every foolish law the legislature creates, come up with 2 ways to accomplish the same task better.

The 2 minute in home inspection continues to be a powerful tool.

Screen their social media. How do you find them? Easy, invite them to connect with you. Create an account and have them contact you on social media to set up a showing.

We land lords have claimed the title of creative entrepreneurs... time to get creative! --107.216.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:51 AM
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NC has never made evictions or judgements public.

I've found asking the question, "Have you ever been asked to leave a rental unit? Tell us about it." gets the stories going. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 8:52 AM
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Sid, I love that idea of " Create an account and have them contact you on social media to set up a showing."

Can you explain how you do that? --73.120.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by PG [SC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 9:28 AM
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I do like WMH. Two of my 12 Pre Screen questions are - Have you ever been evicted? Has a LL ever asked you to leave? And during the walkthru I ask them the same questions - framed like have you ever had any trouble with a previous LL. I also have the walk thru prospects provide letters of reference including previous LL.

To me - the smartest guy wins most of the time.

--172.242.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 9:45 AM
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How bout a Fibbing/Baloney detector

AEMC #6505

$ 2,446.25 --199.192.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 10:09 AM
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Just today, to the eviction question: "I lost my job due to it going out of business and could not afford to pay rent off of unemployment. I alerted the landlord that I couldn’t pay rent that month and received an eviction notice."

To the "any criminal history? Tell us about it." (SAME PERSON!)

"I had ten prescription pain pills on me that were not legally written out to me many years ago [NOTE by WMH: 2014!] and got in trouble for them. It was my first and only time ever being in trouble like that, I was younger and made a mistake that I learned from and will never allow myself to be in that position ever again. I have been paying for that choice dearly for many years and expect to keep paying for it as it will follow me around for the rest of my life. I can no longer become an attorney in the state of NC, it caused me to have a record and I’m not one to lie about it so I always tell the truth about it. It was a dumb, dumb mistake that will never be repeated but even the magistrate said, I am not a problem child and not a revolving door in the Criminal Justice system. I made a poor choice and have learn and grown from it."

Poor thing, she will "NEVER BE A LAWYER!" She was convicted, btw, of traffiking in heroin, and also larceny. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by #22 [MO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 10:13 AM
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You need to collaborate with lls in your state immediately. Mine the data, so.you have it now (offline,out of the govt rrach),in case they pull it offline... it wouldn't be perfect, but would be a great screening tool you could probably sell as a service or keep for yourselves... --174.234.xxx.x




Sealed Eviction Records (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 10:20 AM
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Lear's always tell the truth.

Thieves never steel.

Drug addicts never do drugs nor the other two things. --73.120.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 11:28 AM
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I had to learn not to depend on eviction records for the past 30, 60 or 90 days -- them being sealed. So I check the applicants listed prior properties against their credit report addresses. Then I contact the owner/manager/neighbor of left out locations and see if this applicant has issues. --47.155.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by ned [AL]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 11:49 AM
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Easy workaround. Good tips from NE. --70.92.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 12:20 PM
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Just more ridiculous rulings. In any rational state Supreme Court, this would be overturned. But this is MA, so it wont.

WMH, looks like you found your new tenant?

#22, Our local REIA chapter has talked about that. It's a fantastic idea and I plan on participating. --73.25.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 12:31 PM
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JB, I'm debating between that one and the one who just told me they are moving because their place is over-run with roaches they can't control. Hmm. What to do? What to do? --50.82.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 12:45 PM
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LOL, sounds like a dilemma. I'd take the one with the best excuses.

BTW, Happy belated Birthday. Sorry we won't see you two at the Retreat. --73.25.xx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 12:59 PM
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Thank you JB! It's a bad birthday. Too young for Medicare, too old for anything else ;) --50.82.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by myob [GA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 1:32 PM
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Love these ideas-- would suggest this about the "little pre interview". Just thrown out there nonchalantly.

YOU know we've done some preliminary work on you possible renting from us and see you had an issue with a previous or current LL.

Can you give me / use some info on that before we run your application? Maybe give us your side.

Yes I know your fishing but if they think you already know something they'll spill the beans.

I've had way to many just answer no on the app about eviction hoping they'll get threw.

About the rest-- we're LL's for gosh sakes. Not much we can't take-- Not much we can't dish out either.... --99.103.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 5:28 PM
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Here they have been doing it about 3 years now, however to be sealed the balance must be zero - and then it takes about 6 months after balance is paid off. Moral of the story - file properly and if you have more than 1 hearing get the facts to the court for each hearing - here we have property recovery then 4-6 weeks later is the damages (unpaid rent, utility bills, property damage is all in the damages), and many housing providers I talk with do not follow thru and they lose twice. --23.125.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 6:38 PM
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We don't accept anything they SAY because they lie.

My app asks "What will find when we check the courthouse and police records?" SOME people give us answeres, most don't.

We used to ask if they have been evicted but it was pointless. The ones who were evicted lie or (I think) don't believe they were evicted even tho it shows on the court records.

Yes we let them screen out themselves with comments but we don't allow them to screen IN by their comments.

Show me documentation.

They made laws about what we can and cannot say like "Are you married? How many children? Age?..."

BRAD --73.102.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by Cat [WI]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2021 9:16 PM
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At first contact, I ask for the name of all adults, birth date (year not needed) and what city they are currently living in.

Then I ask them if they will pass a background check. Most say yes and lie. Few admit no. When they ask what all I am checking for, I am pretty sure they will not.

Then I tell them I am going to check public court records to see if they will pass my INITIAL background check and get back to them. Luckily in this state, we can still check public court records free. From time to time, people in the state trying to get them to not be public records but so far we have been able to keep them free so we can check people out.

After checking out their names, I text them back. Most of the time it is I am sorry but you will not pass the initial background check. Sometimes I am lucky and the first check shows nothing to be concerned out. Then later I can review the application they submit and check them out further (past landlords, jobs, etc.

At that point, I have only wasted a few minutes and the bad ones know I will not rent to them. Of the ones who lie and say they will pass, will sometimes admit they have had past issues, once I let them know I am checking out their answer. --50.105.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 9:44 AM
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This is so messed up. More shielding of people from the consequences of their own bad behavior....because they are "victims", I suppose, in some people's eyes?

--72.188.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 9:54 AM
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J, just wait! The next two years will be clown world! --70.44.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 10:06 AM
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NE I can only imagine what's coming down the pike :<.

I've noticed in the media lately that eviction is being framed as a "problem" that needs solving. And I mean eviction in general, not just COVID-related evictions. --72.188.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 10:12 AM
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Yes J, we landlords are hunted. Fortunately, from here on out we can ignore most of it as much as possible. All we have to do is try.

If we haven't learned that the media is biased and fake, we haven't paid attention.

As far as the fake administration that's coming in, you can comply if you want. :-). Just saying.

--70.44.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by J [FL]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 10:24 AM
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The goal seems to be to create a docile population that is dependent on UBI and various laws that shield them from responsibility from their own actions. But what kind of society do you end up with when making bad choices is rewarded? --72.188.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 10:25 AM
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J, you end up with the one that we are entering right now. --70.44.xxx.xx




Sealed Eviction Records (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 11:16 AM
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...The ones who were evicted lie or (I think) don't believe they were evicted even tho it shows on the court records...

I've had folks tell me they were never evicted even though it's in black and white on the online court system. When questioned further, they tell that they moved before the constable put them out. In their minds, they aren't lying. They truly don't consider that being evicted.

Had a couple a few years ago that told the magistrate they couldn't move because I told everyone (potential landlords) that I had evicted them when I had, in fact not as they were still living there. What that actually translated to was potential landlords (none of whom I had ever spoken to) saw their eviction filed on line and even though I hadn't technically evicted them (put them on the street) it was in the process (which was why we were in the court room that day). They had trouble grasping all that, even with my explanation and the magistrate trying to help them understand. --72.70.xxx.xxx




Sealed Eviction Records (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2021 2:39 PM
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It pays to get the judgement part of the case into the court records, not just the property recovery. --76.188.xxx.xxx



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