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Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 16, 2022 7:28 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by jonny [NY]) Jun 16, 2022 7:48 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 16, 2022 7:54 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Ken [NY]) Jun 16, 2022 8:01 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by jonny [NY]) Jun 16, 2022 8:06 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Vee [OH]) Jun 16, 2022 8:16 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by S i d [MO]) Jun 16, 2022 8:23 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Jason [VA]) Jun 16, 2022 8:34 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 16, 2022 8:56 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by DJ [VA]) Jun 16, 2022 9:20 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Wmh [NC]) Jun 16, 2022 9:27 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by plenty [MO]) Jun 16, 2022 9:42 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by MikeA [TX]) Jun 16, 2022 9:53 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 16, 2022 9:59 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 16, 2022 10:44 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jun 16, 2022 10:45 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Jun 16, 2022 10:56 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Jun 16, 2022 11:08 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 16, 2022 12:57 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Jun 16, 2022 1:01 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by zero [IN]) Jun 16, 2022 2:29 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Dave [MO]) Jun 16, 2022 5:24 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Robin [WI]) Jun 16, 2022 7:41 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by Paulio [PA]) Jun 16, 2022 8:05 PM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by S i d [MO]) Jun 17, 2022 7:51 AM
       Would u D.Q. this person? (by RB [TN]) Jun 17, 2022 1:36 PM

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Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 7:28 AM
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I have an applicant that has admitted to being a former drug addict, however, 3 years ago he found Jesus and now has been 'born again' or saved from his wicked past. In addition, he is now an associate pastor at his church but his full time job is working as a journeyman plumber. He seems very sincere in his faith in God now.

Would you D.Q. this applicant based on his past? Does past behavior have any bearing on the future?

This is one of the various 'red flags' that many of my C & D applicants bring to the table. --71.207.xxx.x




Would u D.Q. this person? (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 7:48 AM
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what are the other screening items that you use and are they a pass? Do you see that 3 years ago he became more 'stable'?

Did he have any legal issues (criminal) due to the drug addiction or was it mostly just on "him"?

If someone just came to me and said "I'm a past drug addict" I wouldn't DQ them based on that. I want to see the entire picture and make a solid choice. It's just like "I use to steal cars when I was a kid" ... fast forward 20 or 30 years and they never had an issue or crime since and they are a "responsible citizen" now? Who cares... unless one of the cars they stole was yours :) --69.201.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 7:54 AM
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Jonny,

I did not ask this applicant for any details about his wicked past. With all applicants, I am more concerned about the present and the near future. --71.207.xxx.x




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:01 AM
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Roy,I would disqualify him,he has a quilty concinence and is probably still doing it or he wouldnt have brought it up.I dont need the drama and it is difficult to evict in my state now so perfectly clean or go find another place --74.77.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by jonny [NY]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:06 AM
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Roy, I wasn't thinking that you would necessarily "ask" (although usually they will tell you, but maybe not). I meant more on the background search and/or the credit report. That tells you quite a lot.

Their "story" either will "make sense" on those or not. Many people will say one thing but not even a little digging will uncover most of their lies (which, I'm sure you already know that). That's where I was going.

I too, am usually skeptical when people just "blurt" things out. But I'm also very upfront and tell them "tell me now (on the application, whatever you want to say) because if you don't and we find it... is usually a DQ". Why? Because if you don't tell me about it then I'm wondering if you are trying to get it past me to see if I can find out about it.

That's a two edged sword for sure... --69.201.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:16 AM
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I would dis-qualify on unstable income, the collection plate would need to show me more from the plumbing business. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:23 AM
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Not enough information provided.

1) What does his credit report from the past 3 years look like?

2) What does his former/current land lord from the past 3 years say about him?

3) Is he working for a large, established plumbing shop, or is he the one and only assistant in a two-man show?

4) What does his criminal record look like since he "found Jesus?" P.S. I'm on the opposite side of the faith coin...I believe Jesus finds us and saves us from the darkness as we blindly stumble around...but we'll leave that chat for another day. I know what you mean by the phrase.

So I would not automatically DQ; I would check against the written screening criteria I have. Gotta see the whole picture.

--184.4.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:34 AM
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Automatic DQ because ďPastorĒ is one of the pís I donít rent to. I made that mistake in the past and he was by FAR the biggest PITA Iíve ever had.

But aside from that, the back story is irrelevant. Does he pass YOUR written criteria (besides being able to fog a mirror)? --50.202.xxx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:56 AM
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Sid,

I guess I will have to play the devils advocate here to get you to understand the real issue here which is more psychological than anything else.

Lets say an applicant admitted to you that 3 years ago (before finding Jesus) they were a sex offender. But they found Jesus (or vice versa) and are now 'saved' and 'born again' now! After hearing this, are you going to consider giving this person a chance to continue his 3 year redemption with you being his landlord? --71.207.xxx.x




Would u D.Q. this person? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 9:20 AM
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Just answering your questions:

Based only on that? NO, and usually.

I have personally seen true transformation in the way he describes. I have also seen fakes.

As others have said, fully SCREEN him and you will get your answers there. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Wmh [NC]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 9:27 AM
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DQ. --174.206.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 9:42 AM
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You wrote you are more concerned with the present and the future so why even ask this question? Is your gutt telling you something? Ask for bank statements. That will tell you if he is financially responsible. For a studio or cheap rental I would consider if the financial picture is solid. --172.56.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 9:53 AM
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So let me get this straight, your question isn't about DQ of an applicant it is about religion and you are the devils advocate? That's not the best side to be on. --209.205.xxx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 9:59 AM
Message:

MikeA

My basic question is: do you allow a person's negative past affect your decision on whether or not to rent to this person in the present. There is a saying that 'history repeats itself'.

--71.207.xxx.x




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 10:44 AM
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Millionaire Mike Lindell says right uo front he was a crack addict. Your applicant says he is a journeyman plumber now. Ask for proof of income and employment. And he will fix stuff for you. --108.24.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 10:45 AM
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I typically look for about three years on the straight and narrow.

Five years if they have a non-violent felony and 10 years if it was a violent felony.

So why is the three period so hard? Do you really know when day one occurred? Humans are a work in progress so we are not always like a book with a clear new chapter. Sometimes those chapters blend together. So to get a more clear idea when the three years started, you need specific info and that isn't always readily available

--24.101.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 10:56 AM
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I don't take people who right up front go on about what a great Christian they are. If they really are a good christian, they live the life and don't go around telling everyone.

The same as people who have to tell me how honest they are. Hang on to your wallet.

Or the ones who go on about how they love gardening. Your house will look like an abandoned weedy wreck if they move in. --76.178.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 11:08 AM
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Allym,,

Is Mike Lindell is the guy who sells the $50.00 pillows on TV? --71.207.xxx.x




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 12:57 PM
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They are much less with a promo code. YEs, that is him. I have three of them. They have a fill in them that deadens sound right near the ear. I don't think he realizes that. The foam bits inside have very irregular surfaces, fractiles, and wow does that ever work.

--108.24.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 1:01 PM
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To specifically answer your question, no I would not DQ this person for that. If he had creepy behavior that would scare me, I would make that Strike Two. Lindell talks about religion because that's what worked for him to get him off drugs and he actually has a network of people helping addicts and it's all free. --108.24.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by zero [IN]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 2:29 PM
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The best carpenter I ever had work for me was a drug addict in his past. (Guess once an addict always an addict, so user might be a better term) Got hurt, got meds, got hooked, lost meds, started taking anything he could find.

Served time in jail, more than once. Been on the straight and narrow for five, actually six years now. He was partying with some people. One lady caught his eye. They did some stuff and the next month she found out she was pregnant.

That was his eye opening moment. Got himself into rehab, kept at it and still can't believe he lived thru it all.

Now would I have kept him on if he was still using, no way. Do I wish he was still working for me... for sure.

He didn't press his past on me. It came up one day while we were working. I had hired his boss who I have known for over 30 years. He worked for the other guy. By the time the job was done for his boss I kept him on for as long as I could. Still works for me if he gets slow or is waiting on materials.

If the person pushes the story about drugs or religion I would probably pass. If they are letting you know before you find out anyhow that is a different story.

--107.147.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 5:24 PM
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Roy, I've been sober for 28 years. I would treat him like any other application, income qualify, job and past rental history. Once an addict always an addict. They can and do relapse.

He might be sober today but tomorrow is only a promise.

I would ask if he has a sponsor? how many meetings he attends a week? what's your drug of choice? ask his about the 12 steps? and what step he is on? Let him talk.

Also, who does he hang out with now? same friends it's only a matter of time till he gets thirsty or falls back on his choice of drug.

I have rented to one that worked out. I have seen several fall back to addiction.

--173.47.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 7:41 PM
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You have class C rentals. How does he compare to your other tenants?

My #1 screening tool is stability. My #2 is, do they have something to lose?

Yes, you're taking a chance on him...but in class C units, you're ALWAYS taking a chance on someone.

When it's borderline like this, I've sometimes tried prayer. There's someone else that knows the souls of my prospects better than I ever will! --172.58.xxx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by Paulio [PA]) Posted on: Jun 16, 2022 8:05 PM
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You have given me a good idea for a new business...Simply collect $1 from every "former" drug addict who says they're clean now. I'm thinking I'd make more doing that than renting apartments. --50.32.xx.xxx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2022 7:51 AM
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Sex offender is one of the items on my Auto DQ list. So no, can't take him.

I hope he does have a faith in Jesus. I hope he's repented of his ways and will never do it again.

That said: I'm not going to risk the reputation of my business. Brad 20K has posted here multiple times why he won't take an SO. Same reasons apply for me.

But that being a DQ on my list and Brad's list isn't important. The important question is it a DQ on Roy's list? When you have a list, there are no decisions to make....nothing to post on Mr. LL. Just look at the list and follow it.

--184.4.xx.xx




Would u D.Q. this person? (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Jun 17, 2022 1:36 PM
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And miss out on a (invisible) round table discussion ?

All the while trying to get on the Top 10 discussions

of the week list. --24.183.xxx.xxx



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