Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) May 30, 2021 8:22 PM|
Cop applies Apt (by plenty [MO]) May 30, 2021 10:07 PM
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) May 30, 2021 11:05 PM
Cop applies Apt (by Still Learning [NH]) May 30, 2021 11:19 PM
Cop applies Apt (by Ken [NY]) May 30, 2021 11:22 PM
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Cop applies Apt (by plenty [MO]) May 30, 2021 11:37 PM
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) May 30, 2021 11:45 PM
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) May 30, 2021 11:48 PM
Cop applies Apt (by Robert J [CA]) May 31, 2021 12:01 AM
Cop applies Apt (by myob [GA]) May 31, 2021 7:43 AM
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Cop applies Apt (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 31, 2021 10:03 AM
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Cop applies Apt (by Vee [OH]) May 31, 2021 11:47 AM
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Cop applies Apt (by Chicago LL [IL]) May 31, 2021 5:13 PM
Cop applies Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) May 31, 2021 10:11 PM
Cop applies Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jun 1, 2021 12:27 PM
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Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 8:22 PM
A cop completed my pre-screening form today. Claims he has good credit but has a German Shepard. ( I wonder if he's a K-9 cop) He has the required income as well. He sold his house and is moving due to a divorce.
Has anyone ever rented to a cop? What was your experience? If there's one red flag here, it's the divorce. This guy is not even 30 years old yet. --209.122.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 10:07 PM
Ask more questions. I would consider. Young people get divorced. Its tough occupation nowadays. Ask about the dog for sure, just a pet? Working dog? Yes i rented to one, had to live in certain area, property had to have a concrete pad for dog run, i had all this requirements. Eventually i sold him the house. He was an excellent resident and so was the working k9 --172.58.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:05 PM
I know nothing about K-9 dogs or the management of them. I'm assuming that I don't have to treat like a service animal right? --209.122.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:19 PM
Rented to a few friends that had just graduated from college. 1 entered the police academy and then got hired by a local police department. I was contacted by their hiring person to answer questions about the tenant. I believe they were also going to knock on neighbors doors as part of the interview process. They were there 1 or 2 years and then moved. I had no issues with him. --75.67.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:22 PM
I dont rent to anyone who has the ability to figure out where i live,cop,DMV employees can look up my drivers license and i dont usually get along with cops very well either,i dont get along with anyone who thinks they can tell me what to do --72.231.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:24 PM
Not sure about how to treat a K9 dog, but if it is one a working dog like that is well trained and behaves. --75.67.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:37 PM
With my opportunity, the department paid all the medical expenses for the dog. I did collect and refund a pet deposit (at that time i did not say fee) --172.58.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:45 PM
Ken, that would be an issue with me as well. I'm the "authority" when it comes to my property and I'm not brooking any dissent. That could be a problem with a cop. --209.122.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: May 30, 2021 11:48 PM
It really doesn't take that much of a sleuth to get information nowadays. Even with an LLC, it's just a mere query on the Secretary of state's website to get the name of the owner. If someone has your name, county property tax records will give up the address. There's really nothing non-public today. --209.122.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 12:01 AM
Cops as tenants is a "B" or "C" class neighborhood is a good thing. They can scare the bad elements from the property.
I rented a 4 bedroom to a group of beginner cops, 1 to 3 years on the force. Everything was fine until it wasn't. When I had to call the cops on these tenant cops for having a midnight drinking loud party, the investigating cops that showed up wouldn't take a report. So come Monday, I had to speak to the Commander. He too blew me off. So I progressed up the ladder and reported my tenants, their commander to internal affairs. I then got notice, it's best that they move...and they did before the end of the lease..
The case was labeled, tenants moving due to dispute with the landlord. Problems solved... --47.155.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by myob [GA]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 7:43 AM
This is one of the four P's I don't rent to -- Police. --99.103.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 7:53 AM
Ask yourself if you would any problems trying to evict a cop if it ever came to that. Never rent to anyone (family and friends included) that you would have a problem trying to evict.
Years ago, I rented to the daughter of a well known elected official here. When an issue arose over late rent and my posting a P/Q notice, my tenant's response was "Do you know who my father is in this town"?
Cop applies Apt (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 8:11 AM
I donít have a problem with cops buy lawyers, law students and legal secretaries are a different matter. --99.23.xxx.x
Cop applies Apt (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 8:37 AM
GKARL, yes anyone can look up my LLC info at the state but they would get my office address which is what i want people to think of as my address,everyone thinks that is where i live so they dont search because they think they know where i live and it is in a not so great neighborhood so no one feels and need to find me.My personal residence is in a trust and my name is not on the deed.Not saying i couldnt be found but not easily.A cop or DMV employee could look up my drivers license so i dont want them as tenants. --72.231.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 9:13 AM
You can find our address in the public NC voting records, which really sucks.
I'm afraid of cops. I think the profession attracts bullies and the training they receive doesn't change that. Yes there are some good cops - my son was one for a brief time - but in general, I am not a fan. --50.82.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 10:03 AM
I've got a police officer right now. The yard looks great, the house is kept spotless, and he is pleasant to deal with.
He's a responsible person and I've met his family and they are all responsible people
A big plus is that his paycheck continued all through Covid shutdowns.
The big problem to watch for with law enforcement is drinking problems and those won't show up on a criminal background check like they will for other alcoholics.
I can't take a German Shepherd, but if it is a trained working K-9, I would at least check with my insurance company and get their input. If my insurance company said OK, I'd take the dog. The city is going to have massive liability insurance for their K-9 officers.
I'm perfectly happy to have my tenant's squad car parked in front of his house. There aren't too many ways other than that that are better at keeping crime out of the neighborhood. --76.178.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by J [FL]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 10:05 AM
It's very easy to find someone's address here in Florida. I believe if you own a rental here you are required to have a real physical address as "mailing address" on the appraiser's website, not a P.O. Box, although I don't know if this is enforced. Unless you have a Land Trust set up, which most don't.
And even if that weren't the case, if someone is nutty enough and you are local, they can find out where you live. They could hire a PI, or follow your car, etc.
Cop applies Apt (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 11:41 AM
J,I agree i just dont want to make it easy for anyone to show up at my front door.If anyone ever does come to my house looking for trouble i have a 185 pound ST Bernard and a shotgun --72.231.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 11:47 AM
I would probably accept the animal but not the human for the reasons that many give - life will be miserable and I have bite residues on each limb from canines. --76.188.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 11:57 AM
My experience with cops is the same with others, some good some don't meet my cooperative requirement. I've rented to several and have never had a problem. A lot of it has to do with the Police Chief, around here they tend to run off the bullies and less than respectable recruits so not so much a problem. If you do have a problem, always call and ask for Internal Affairs, they will handle it in an instant. They are there to assure that individual cops don't tarnish the reputation of the force. You don't have that option with most tenants.
The K-9's are highly vetted and trained by the force, I would have no problem with them. They will be crated at night and almost always go with the handler, even on vacation. --64.130.xx.xx
Cop applies Apt (by Deanna [TX]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 2:40 PM
I rented to one police officer who was married to a paramedic. Three dogs (personal pets). Everything's always on time. No problems. After a year or two, he left the force and is now a trucker.
Unauthorized roommate with unauthorized cat who brought in unauthorized fleas worked for the sheriff's dispatch. Original tenants were guy/woman/kid. When her husband went off to prison, she let her brother move in to help make ends meet. Wasn't pleased with that one.
I've got two other sheriff's office tenants at two different places who have worked out just fine. One has large dogs (personal pets); the other has no pets at all. --137.118.xx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Lana [IN]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 3:41 PM
Maybe he is my last cop tenant. He has a German Shepherd and an old beagle and was newly divorced. The first month was the last month I got rent on time. He worked a lot of other jobs as I found out it was his third divorce. He crated the dogs on bare hardwood floors and moved them when the floors were destroyed. He was arrogant, filthy, left mouse feces all over stove top encased in a thick layer of grease. Over $6000 damage he is still paying off. They tend to come with a lot of attitude. --216.23.xxx.xx
Cop applies Apt (by Chicago LL [IL]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 5:13 PM
I don't rent to cops and lawyers because they're a huge pain in the butt when problems arise. You should check with your insurance. Most don't accept large dogs like German Shepard because of the liability reasons. --99.128.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: May 31, 2021 10:11 PM
No way. Been there done that. They have multiple guns in their car plus several more at home.
Cops are trained to NEVER BACK DOWN Example: George F and others.
For the ONE that works out there are MANY who cause trouble for the LL.
I rented to a Conservation officer. When the first blimp came he made it VERY CLEAR to me he has the same authority as State Police.
Our sherrif taught our assoc that most have a deinkomg problem,70% get divorced, 15%, commit suicide.
Avoid the drama and keep your family safe.
2 blocks from my house a cop parks his police SUV in his driveway. The house next door and the house across the street were burgled...while the car was there.
Cop applies Apt (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2021 12:27 PM
Haha I posted that late at night.
The first BLIP
In the end, our job is to eliminate problems BEFORE they come to live with us.
Cop applies Apt (by Jim [OH]) Posted on: Jun 1, 2021 2:00 PM
No law enforcement officers. I will add that paralegals are even worse. They carry too. --184.57.xxx.xx
Cop applies Apt (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2021 3:29 PM
I disagree with a blanket "no police". A small rural township policeman does not have anywhere near the stress of a large city officer. Certainly an incident here and there is escalated but not routinely every day, every shift. Yes, I understand they never know when 'something' may happen but again, small places are not big cities and MOST residents also don't have the same attitudes.
Google his township's police dept. facebook page. They all seem to have one. If he is the K-9 officer, it will be all over the page.
My township's police dog and the sheriff's dept. both use my property for training. The dogs two dogs that come are INCREDIBLY well behaved. I'd say absolutely zero problems will come from the puppy dog. --72.70.xxx.xxx
Cop applies Apt (by Mick [CA]) Posted on: Jun 4, 2021 11:12 AM
When I was at convention a few years ago, a cop I chatted up was also an attendee. He said he would never rent to a cop. Good enough for me. --184.176.xx.xxx
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