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How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Jun 10, 2021 1:15 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Still Learning [NH]) Jun 10, 2021 1:29 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jason [VA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
       How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Jun 10, 2021 1:44 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Ken [NY]) Jun 10, 2021 1:49 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 10, 2021 4:00 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Barb [MO]) Jun 10, 2021 4:54 PM
       How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Jun 10, 2021 5:07 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Pmh [TX]) Jun 10, 2021 6:45 PM
       How to reject applicant (by DJ [VA]) Jun 11, 2021 12:59 AM
       How to reject applicant (by Vee [OH]) Jun 11, 2021 8:15 AM
       How to reject applicant (by Dejay [TX]) Jun 11, 2021 4:23 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Gab [CA]) Jun 11, 2021 5:48 PM
       How to reject applicant (by Pmh [TX]) Jun 11, 2021 6:15 PM
       How to reject applicant (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2021 6:17 PM
       How to reject applicant (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2021 6:18 PM

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How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:15 PM
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Hi all,

It has been a while. I have a prospective applicant looking to rent a place. I want to reject, but want to know if my reasons are considered valid.

1. Do we have to count child support payment as income? She's collecting child support payment for her grandkids. I have never heard of that and wondered if that's a thing. What kind of document could we use as proof such thing?

2. She has a car payment that would make her under the income at least 3x rent threshold. Could we deduct car payment from income when calculating income requirement?

I'm not feeling good about it and want to reject. But I want to reject it properly. She's claiming she's working 2 full time job + child support. Even that, she's barely making the income threshold. If I deduct the car payment, it will be below the income threshold. --212.102.xx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:29 PM
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It partly depends on how you apply your written criteria to other prospects. Do you usually take 3x rent gross or deduct car payments? Do you require 3x rent amount that can be garnished? Are you changing your criteria right now to apply the same way moving forward? --75.67.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
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You require that they make 3x the income AFTER all of their bills are paid? To me, that’s excessive.

When I reject for income, I tell them “unfortunately the owner of this property requires a minimum monthly income of $xxxx to qualify, however we wish you the best of luck with your search” --73.177.xxx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:31 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:32 PM
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It is my understanding all forms of income must be counted. I get a verification of all income such as pay stubs, child support and alimony. I look for 2.5 times the rent net after all scheduled payments such as a car payment or loans. When I reject I simply state the property went to someone more qualified. If they were the most qualified of all the applicants they would have got the property.

The last time I had a complaint, I said simply said the person who got the property had a $300 car payment and the person who did not get the property had a $700 car payment, you do the math. New car vs used car. --99.23.xxx.x




How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:44 PM
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I will ask for pay stubs for the two jobs as well as the child support payment and then decide.

She said she has an emotional support pet. When I look online, I can't even charge my normal extra pet deposit for that. But I could require an ESA letter from a licensed healthcare professional. --212.102.xx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 1:49 PM
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I dont call any of the rejects back,if i dont want them i dont waste my time on them.You never hear of an employer calling back those who dont get a job they applied for so why should landlords? --72.231.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 4:00 PM
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Find a way. The emotional support pet is the last straw. Do not count child support for grand children. It is not guaranteed and people have to go to court to get it. Very iffy. So then she does not make enough but do get the pay stubs and make sure they are not fake somehow and reject. She can't possibly be working and have custody of the grand kids often enough to get child support. --108.24.xx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 4:54 PM
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Is the child support from the state (as in paid for kinship foster) or from the parents? If it is foster child assistance, then we count it. If actual child support, I want to see that it is received consistantly. Too often it isn't.

I look at the whole picture.

If rent is $1000 and car payment is $500, then I look a the rest.

For a family of 4 with the above, I'd expect to see $200/month in utilities for the home, then other car expenses (insurance, gas, repairs) and I'd assume about $300 a month for that, then food. For a fmily of 4, I'd plan on $200/week or more. Internet, maybe $50 - $100.

So, they have a minimum monthly expense of $3000 a month for just the four walls, car and food. I'd want to probably see income of at least $4500 a month in the above situation to cover all the rest of the stuff that comes up. --67.43.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by DNewbie [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 5:07 PM
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Thank you all for the reply. I tried to use the method of not replying and see what happens. Things just don't add up. I know some people have amazing time management skill. But for a single person with 2 full-time jobs and taking care of 2 young grandkids, that's too impressive. --212.102.xx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jun 10, 2021 6:45 PM
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now in TX you must provide the criteria used to not accept an application. so update yours re: income level, credit score etc.. --107.77.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 12:59 AM
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Check TX law to find out what you "have" to accept. If you haven't read it for a while, follow the link in the upper left of this page. Read, print, study and apply it all.

Going forward, please do yourself a favor and have written qualification criteria before advertising a unit for rent.

Also have a written plan for how you will evaluate applicants.

Apply the same rules to everyone and keep documentation. --68.229.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 8:15 AM
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Child support is an award of the court and not garnish-able therefore I do not count this as income - neither party has any control over the amount or the flow rate. --76.188.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by Dejay [TX]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 4:23 PM
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Don't reject - but don't approve. Take your time processing the application. In today's market you should have no problem finding and approving somebody you like while you are processing this one.

If one of the references doesn't call you back you can not finishing processing it. Or maybe an employer didn't call you back to verify employment. Be careful dialing and don't dial the wrong number........ --108.249.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by Gab [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 5:48 PM
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Listen to your gut instincts, it's always right. If you don't feel comfortable with her, then do not rent to her regardless of her income. You will regret it down the road. --63.228.xxx.xx




How to reject applicant (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 6:15 PM
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as DeJay says: don’t reject. you dont approve the application. that has always been my sop. I still remember when, years b4 I became a LL, my gf (now wife) went to apply for our first apt together and the first thing the mgr said to us when we said we wanted to apply was “if you don’t make $35k you can’t apply”. which at that time I did not. my response is not acceptable on this site. so then we found a duplex off the M streets in Dallas and the LL gave me $25 rent credit for mowing the yard 2x a month.... --107.77.xxx.xxx




How to reject applicant (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 6:17 PM
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Good Gut Support -- Just say "at this time we can not offer you the home, your application will be put in our pending folder" if you ran a credit report you will be required to send a letter provided by the service you used to run the report. --172.56.xx.xx




How to reject applicant (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2021 6:18 PM
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Also note: they expect to be rejected. --172.56.xx.xx



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