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Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Sep 9, 2021 11:20 AM
       Tenant Placement (by Jason [VA]) Sep 9, 2021 11:30 AM
       Tenant Placement (by WMH [NC]) Sep 9, 2021 12:09 PM
       Tenant Placement (by WMH [NC]) Sep 9, 2021 12:09 PM
       Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Sep 9, 2021 12:14 PM
       Tenant Placement (by Richard [MI]) Sep 9, 2021 12:40 PM
       Tenant Placement (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 9, 2021 1:05 PM
       Tenant Placement (by dino [CA]) Sep 9, 2021 1:26 PM
       Tenant Placement (by Phillip Frazier [KY]) Sep 9, 2021 1:57 PM
       Tenant Placement (by plenty [MO]) Sep 9, 2021 3:44 PM
       Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Sep 9, 2021 4:49 PM
       Tenant Placement (by Vee [OH]) Sep 9, 2021 6:19 PM
       Tenant Placement (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Sep 11, 2021 1:38 PM

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Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 11:20 AM
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Have used same tenant placement service for several years, but not in the last couple. Seems they've changed their operating process and now deny landlord specific applicant info for review. Will only give you summerized info (credit score, background info), but won't release reports. They say it's a privacy matter. They expect you to blindly sign a legal contract (lease) without specific info which they'll provide after tenant moves in. While they're reputable and done a good job in he past, somehow asking a landlord to blindly sign a legal contract with a third party without specific information about the third party seems wrong especially if they're not willing to accept any legal liability. Would you agree to this arrangement?

--99.23.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 11:30 AM
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It's my house and I decide who gets the keys. Why anybody would operate any differently is beyond me. If circumstances don't allow you to be present, that's understandable. However, the owner should always have final say with as much data as possible. So in short, No, I wouldn't agree to that arrangement. --73.177.xxx.xx




Tenant Placement (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 12:09 PM
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So they will give after tenant moves in? Then it's not a privacy issue, it's a policy issue and no, I wouldn't do business with them anymore. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 12:09 PM
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So they will give after tenant moves in? Then it's not a privacy issue, it's a policy issue and no, I wouldn't do business with them anymore. --50.82.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 12:14 PM
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Yeah, along with the scant info they provide, you're asked if you want to move forward. Wouldn't you assume that means they'll send you full info? In their case, it means you've approved the prospective tenant and the next thing you receive is a copy of an e-mail sent to the tenant telling him/her they've been approved and advising that they'll be sending a lease for signature. It's a lease document we've never seen nor approved (we prefer to use our own), but are expected to agree to based on just being given the tenant's name and little other information. Anyone else run into this with tenant placement people? --99.23.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by Richard [MI]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 12:40 PM
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Not a chance in ____!

Looks like this placement service has been taken over by the type who think we owe them.

I'd tell any landlords I know about this. --24.180.xx.xx




Tenant Placement (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 1:05 PM
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There are several agencies that work together to find housing for in-need families. They call themselves HUD or Section 8. Because of the Pandemic, prisons have early release programs for the non-violent. So the Department of Prisons now work with HUD/Section 8, to provide more "people" to go into the program using Tax Dollars to pay the rent.

Now Section 8 and HUD tell Landlords, under contract with other rentals, they will screen the applicants, guarantee all rent (including the tenants part) AND give a $500 deposit on behalf of the applicant. So the Lazy Landlord who never learned how to properly screen applicants (Credit Reports, Eviction History, Criminal Background, Social Security Trace, Bad Check Writing and more) will be fooled into accepting Less than desirable tenants.

A friend refused to listen and accepted a "bad apple". The condo was trashed and after six months they got zero rental payments. Because of the pandemic, they couldn't evict. I found a lease violation so after that, they finally evicted. $4,600 in legal fee's. $12,000 in lost rent. $20,000 in damages.

To cost to get approved for full credit checks, $60-$75. --47.155.xx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by dino [CA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 1:26 PM
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It sounds like the different versions of credit check reports that are available. If landlords meet certain requirements, they can receive all info on report. If you only provide certain info as user of credit reporting service, they give you summary.

I don't know if that if what is going on but you can certainly use different service and obtain written permission from tenant to view all info. If applicant doesn't want to provide permission, you can move on to next applicant,and you can certainly use different rental agreement.

Be aware that maybe your agreement might be outdated and you need to be sure you have all of the necessary disclosures and terms in your agreement. Maybe their agreement is actually better. You can have them reviewed by landlord attorney or contact your local apartment owner association.

--76.171.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by Phillip Frazier [KY]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 1:57 PM
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No --165.138.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 3:44 PM
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Do you are getting some information but not enough that you are comfortable. while that may work for some folks I'm not so sure it would for me. Ask them for more information on how you can receive what you need to remain a client. Otherwise they will loose your business. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by EJ [GA]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 4:49 PM
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Thanks all for your thoughts and advice. We don't have to be in the legal biz to recognize when legal liability is being foisted on us. Find it seriously objectionable that a tenant placement company declines to provide full info on prospective tenant and tells you that agreeing to move forward with the application constitutes approval of the applicant. Have already taken some losses due to COVID in the past 18 months, 2 down and one more to go, so am really gun shy about prospective tenants. Not taking on any tenants I don't get full info on. --99.23.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Sep 9, 2021 6:19 PM
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Sounds like time to do this work yourself or sell the building to this company. --76.188.xxx.xxx




Tenant Placement (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Sep 11, 2021 1:38 PM
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It sounds like you don't like this proposal - so what is holding you back so you can be certified to do what you want to do?

The credit bureaus about 10 years ago cracked the whip and wanted to make sure folks posing as LLs actually had the safety measures in place to get the data you are wanting.

So if you don't want yourself inspected to get certified - use the system that is in place --24.101.xxx.xxx



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