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Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 20, 2022 3:20 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Jim in O C [CA]) Aug 20, 2022 3:32 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Moshe [CA]) Aug 20, 2022 3:33 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Me [CA]) Aug 20, 2022 3:45 PM
       Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Aug 20, 2022 3:46 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Dave [MO]) Aug 20, 2022 3:49 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Aug 20, 2022 3:55 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Doris [OH]) Aug 20, 2022 4:17 PM
       Renting to Mom (by RB [TN]) Aug 20, 2022 4:28 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Robert J [CA]) Aug 20, 2022 4:58 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
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       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
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       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
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       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
       Renting to Mom (by plenty [MO]) Aug 20, 2022 5:44 PM
       Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Aug 20, 2022 5:55 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Laura [MD]) Aug 20, 2022 6:04 PM
       Renting to Mom (by DJ [VA]) Aug 20, 2022 7:08 PM
       Renting to Mom (by DJ [VA]) Aug 20, 2022 7:11 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Dee Ann [WI]) Aug 20, 2022 7:33 PM
       Renting to Mom (by tryan [MA]) Aug 20, 2022 7:49 PM
       Renting to Mom (by RB [TN]) Aug 20, 2022 8:32 PM
       Renting to Mom (by gevans [SC]) Aug 21, 2022 8:19 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Vee [OH]) Aug 21, 2022 9:21 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Aug 21, 2022 10:43 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Hoosier [IN]) Aug 21, 2022 2:51 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Aug 22, 2022 1:52 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 22, 2022 11:05 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Aug 22, 2022 11:49 AM
       Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 22, 2022 12:35 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 22, 2022 12:39 PM
       Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Aug 22, 2022 12:47 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Aug 22, 2022 12:53 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Pmh [TX]) Aug 22, 2022 2:45 PM
       Renting to Mom (by dave [CA]) Aug 22, 2022 2:48 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 22, 2022 6:31 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Aug 22, 2022 6:39 PM
       Renting to Mom (by 6x6 [TN]) Aug 22, 2022 7:58 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 22, 2022 11:56 PM
       Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Aug 23, 2022 12:00 AM
       Renting to Mom (by mike [CA]) Aug 25, 2022 2:07 PM


Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:20 PM
Message:

Wondering about other landlord experiences renting in mother hen situations, where the mom does all the legwork finding the apartment, and typically cosigns to guarantee rent for their precious first-timer tenant.

I've got one this afternoon who won't even give me her daughter's contact number right now. I have misgivings, lol. But would just like to hear if anyone has done this and its actually worked out.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:32 PM
Message:

No way. I worked with the parents because the kid was moving back to California and mom and dad screwed everything up. Now I only communicate with ALL the tenants. --99.23.xxx.x




Renting to Mom (by Moshe [CA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:33 PM
Message:

Under such circumstances, I wouldn't accept the daughter as tenant.

But for you, a lot depends on your market. Unless you NEED this tenant, I wouldn't accept.

I've gotten calls from Mothers, but I tell them that the daughter must call herself. If the daughter calls, I treat her like all other tenants, including finances and appraising her responsibility level. If is weak, I don't accept. --47.139.xx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Me [CA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:45 PM
Message:

I had one of those recently. She replied to our ad for her son. At first I thought maybe it was a situation where he was leaving home for the first time. Nope, he was in his late 20's, had a well established job, great credit and had been living on his own. She was very clearly a helicopter parent. Instant hard NO from me. --47.149.xx.xx




Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:46 PM
Message:

And don't tell Mom anything about the daughter, whether it be credit score,etc.. If the actual T doesn't call, I don't go. I will give info over the phone about the place but not show to Mom alone. --73.230.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Dave [MO]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:49 PM
Message:

I would pass.

Sounds like mom is trying to move daughter out of the nest and daughter has no ambition to pound the pavement and look for her own place to rent.

Keep looking for a new tenant that meets your rental criteria. --162.249.xx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 3:55 PM
Message:

More then likely the daughter will fail to meet the minimum credit score of 700 or above where eventually this is going to end up in eviction. The daughter is holed up at moms home where the mother wants to get rid of daughter. Here in the province of Ontario it is 700 or above or you keep looking. Unpaid utilities and unpaid rent go hand in hand together. For problem tenants it is housing as last resort which is the community housing as name was called the government housing authority where once evicted then out for life. Tell mom daughter must fill out rental application then provide 3 pieces of photo copied identification like a birth certificate, driver licence, passport is they have one or copies of cell phone bill. If the person can not pass a thorough credit check then do not accept as going start another eviction where first and last then nothing until the sheriff. Holed up is like in a movie where bad people holed up until things cool down. Had one over the phone he lost his birth certificate where would provide social insurance number told apply when he get birth certificate as no one rents to those with a alias where one letter is removed to surname. Oh my girl friend will not fill a rental application where holed up in mothers basement where he called a few months later still holed in mothers basement. Housing is never free unless they move in then ride out the eviction process. --68.69.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Doris [OH]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 4:17 PM
Message:

I do not deal want 3rd parties. Have made exception to give information or show if prospective tenant is moving from out of state and requests that family member or friend look at apartment to report back to prospect so they can decide whether they should make trip to see. However I donít stop showing to others until prospect sees, completes app, etc. This may not work for some of you but we have very few people moving from out of state. --184.59.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 4:28 PM
Message:

Scorebook:

Level of Tenant(s) maturity, during application process ? --24.183.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 4:58 PM
Message:

I had a mother hen that was looking for an apartment for her son moving back to the State after finishing college. No job and no prospects. So I allowed the mother to fill out an application as a co-tenant.

She said she made $250,000 a year. Her credit showed she was $850,000 indebt and needed $200,000 a year to pay her current debt load. No way could two households survive on $50K a year. --47.156.xx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:06 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:07 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:07 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:07 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:07 PM
Message:

it's one thing is the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:08 PM
Message:

it's one thing if the parent is local and doing the legwork vs the kid can't be bothered to be present for anything. on a percentage basis is a no, prolly 75% the parent is trying to rehome the kid or the young adult has issues that will become yours. Q for you is this for a young professional in a b rental? and is the parent local to the area, so you can take them to small claims when the guarantee is not met? like Doris I do not deal w 3rd party. the prospect must be able to contact me directly. --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:44 PM
Message:

Next ! No. ! --172.56.xx.xx




Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 5:55 PM
Message:

We have done the legwork for cars and houses but only because our kids were at work during "business" hours. They ultimately picked and paid for what they wanted. Just couldn't take and make multiple personal calls at work. Realtors worked with them on off work times but some of the other issues/general questions we could help with during the day. --73.230.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Laura [MD]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 6:04 PM
Message:

Big red flag...even if the rent does get paid, Mom is going to continue to be a PITA. --108.56.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 7:08 PM
Message:

Absolutely NOT.

I wouldn't even ask for her contact information.

I would give general information about the house and say,"Have her send an email to xxxx.com (SOP - in the ad to do so) to inquire. If I have to say that twice, then it is quickly followed by," I hope to hear from her soon, have a great day - bye!"

My policy is to only deal with the person(s) who will be occupants. I do not do co-signors. Each adult must qualify on their own merits. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 7:11 PM
Message:

BTW: This conversation would only happen in the first place if they took extraordinary effort to find my phone number, rather than send an email as instructed in the ad. I've had a few who did this. That's already a bad sign.

I still answer my phone during business hours, in case it's a contractor or somebody I actually want to talk to. --68.229.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Dee Ann [WI]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 7:33 PM
Message:

I first want to deal with the tenant to be. If Mom and Pop want to me the LLs once the deal is sealed or just to give their approval it's fine w/us...but if your kid isn't schooled enough to fill out an application or make contact, we have a communication problem right off the bat. --75.11.xx.xx




Renting to Mom (by tryan [MA]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 7:49 PM
Message:

Had the same experiance ..... Mom walked in directly behind the young couple. Started asking a TON of questions about what I was going to "fix" ... I stopped her in mid sentence.

Asked if SHE was renting the property ... "NO". Then I asked if SHE was co-signing on the lease ... "NO".

"Please wait out side so I can speak to the applicants".

They never filled out an ap. --206.84.xx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Aug 20, 2022 8:32 PM
Message:

And the winner for the most (duplicate) posts, 20x,

goes to Smalls. [NY]

Your third Star is on its way. --24.183.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by gevans [SC]) Posted on: Aug 21, 2022 8:19 AM
Message:

I've never had a good experience renting to a helicopter mom. I now require dealing with the tenant, not the parents. --158.115.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Aug 21, 2022 9:21 AM
Message:

I have had them come along but the real discussion is with the applicant - if mom wants to buy and rent this would make a good investment - you have a paying tenant waiting and already looking at the house at my expense. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 21, 2022 10:43 AM
Message:

Wasnít this same commonality a subject of one of your more recent tenant nightmare stories? --172.58.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Hoosier [IN]) Posted on: Aug 21, 2022 2:51 PM
Message:

I'd look at it carefully...

If you sense that she's doing it because the child doesn't have the maturity to do it, then I'd pass.

But if it's due to some logical reason and the child is otherwise competent, then I'd be ok with it.

What are some possible "logical" reasons?

1) Child is injured recently and will recover within a short time frame

2) Child is out of state and cannot easily travel there

--99.92.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Landlord ofthe Flies [TX]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 1:52 AM
Message:

If mom is helping to collect data or acting as a courier to deliver forms, that's different, but I still would need the daughter to see it and fill out form.

The fact that this mom refused to give you her daughter's email proves that something's up. --108.69.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 11:05 AM
Message:

UPDATE on this situation:

They came to the apartment and surprisingly, it all looked good. The mother was anything but overbearing, and quite determinedly said, "She'll pay her rent I'll make sure of that."

The kid was quiet and seemed responsible. We went over the payments as it would be her first apartment, discussed how good it would be for her credit to have a year lease with rent ontime, and on. Discussed keeping quiet in the evenings for the other tenants. It all looked good.

Checked her legal record with the county, nothing. Well she's only 19, so not surprising.

I said, "If she has a job, she's in."

I call this morning, and she has no job.

"But she has down here she's been working since November 2011", I said. Express Services said, she's not currently on an assignment. "But she has down housekeeping, that is high demand. It seems odd she'd have no work. Was she let go?"

"No", they said. "We send her where she's needed."

How many hours I said, is there any guarantee she'll be hired or given any amount of work.

"No", they said.

Okay. So the kid DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A JOB.

Well she had first month's rent and Security deposit, that was positive... and mom will cosign.

But how long will mom go on paying for two houses?

And the kid obviously lied.

I texted the mom this morning, and said what is going on. She said she was really embarassed, and will get back to me as soon as possible.

I don't know. I think just pull the plug, but so exhausted I've been interviewing over a month now. One high risk after another after another.

Feel free to comment.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 11:49 AM
Message:

The last tenant you had that destroyed the place and had the front door kicked in was placed there by his parent that no longer wanted to deal with him. Continue making the same mistakes, it makes for good reading. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 12:35 PM
Message:

@Jason[VA] if you haven't noticed I've been interviewing over a month now. I get about 5 inquiries a day.

Do the math.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 12:39 PM
Message:

Why do people even bother to post replies if they're just being aholes anyway, I always wondered? I guess they just feel the urge to let their personality shine and can't keep it down.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 12:47 PM
Message:

I would have texted the daughter,not the mother. Pull the plug. Yes, frustrating that most out there have an issue. I don't rent bv to anyone with a temp agency. Spent hours with a couple once- she just switched jobs(same field at least) and he was with a temp agency. Supposedly at the same location for months. He originally said he was with the company, not the agency.Had to pass. If one of them had told the truth from the beginning. I could have those hours back of my life. --73.230.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 12:53 PM
Message:

Iím not wrong. --172.58.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Pmh [TX]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 2:45 PM
Message:

duplexer: if you are getting 5 inquiries a day that tells me you are casting your net way too wide & not being specific enough. up your requirements & target your market. I concur with Jason. --72.176.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by dave [CA]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 2:48 PM
Message:

early on in intitial contact i ask is the rental for you or someone else. why are you calling for them ?

if response make sense, conversation continues.

I am a foreign language challenged LL. I speak english.

I cannot understand or converse in any of the 20 or 30 currently recognized languages of ''America''.

thats gonna be a problem that we cannot properly adddress

and cannot be addressed head on and forthrightly.

that would be discrimination. period.

If caller is co signing AND has the financial strength necessary, conversation continues.

I must have IDs and meet / talk to all proposed occupants.

all proposed occupants must apply, clear and sign lease.

period --172.250.x.xx




Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 6:31 PM
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>>duplexer: if you are getting 5 inquiries a day that tells me you are casting your net way too wide & not being specific enough. up your requirements & target your market. I concur with Jason. --72.176.xxx.xxx>>

Its easy to sit back in an armchair and criticize.

The fact is I have a paragraph of specific questions I ask each person who inquires. They have to meet certain criteria before I even meet them to fill out an application.

I'm doing the background checks including the county criminal records, talking to employers, and going and talking to old landlords.

So yes my screening is pretty darn thorough. Because unlike many of you I can't afford to make mistakes.

If all the people who are applying are too risky, you'd be delighted to blame me... but the fact is I'm doing it the same way I have the past 6 years. All of the applicants this time around, just sk.

Excuse me if I happen to run into a dilemma now and then and look for the advice and CONSTRUCTIVE criticism from HELPFUL landlords.

If you have DESTRUCTIVE criticism, then you know where you can stick it.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by Duplexer [IL]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 6:39 PM
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Actually nobody even wants constructive criticism.

I stick to advice and helpful pointers.

Does such a thing as constructive criticism actually exist? Pretty much if your answer includes some kind of personal judgement about the poster, just assume you're going to peeve off the person you're answering and not help them in the least. I have family members that have done this since birth.

If that's something you enjoy, then know you're a spreader of misery and we all wish you never showed up, lol.

--162.200.xxx.xx




Renting to Mom (by 6x6 [TN]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 7:58 PM
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Duplexer, would you mind sharing what your prescreen questions are? --73.113.xxx.xxx




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 22, 2022 11:56 PM
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geeze, my apologies for the multiple posts, never had that much problem w the mobile browser, lol --172.58.xxx.x




Renting to Mom (by Small potatoes [NY]) Posted on: Aug 23, 2022 12:00 AM
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duplexer, BTW I feel your pain. I have a 2br empty since July, been advertising since June, there just are not qualified folk. not sure if we do things differently but I pre-screen, then show then review a full app. are you talking to everyone who contacts you to ask them questions? --172.58.xxx.x




Renting to Mom (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Aug 25, 2022 2:07 PM
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they are already a nuisance. why on earth would you even consider the deal? hard no --75.80.xx.xx





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