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Renting to foreigners (by Al [NC]) Mar 17, 2023 12:51 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Still Learning [NH]) Mar 17, 2023 1:23 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Jim in O C [CA]) Mar 17, 2023 1:43 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by S i d [MO]) Mar 17, 2023 1:47 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by RB [TN]) Mar 17, 2023 1:59 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Sisco [MO]) Mar 17, 2023 2:36 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Mar 17, 2023 3:06 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by DJ [VA]) Mar 17, 2023 3:08 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Vee [OH]) Mar 17, 2023 6:55 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Allym [NJ]) Mar 18, 2023 9:02 AM
       Renting to foreigners (by Don [PA]) Mar 18, 2023 7:06 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Robin [WI]) Mar 18, 2023 9:22 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Vee [OH]) Mar 19, 2023 3:11 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Mar 19, 2023 4:13 PM
       Renting to foreigners (by don [PA]) Mar 20, 2023 3:06 AM
       Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Mar 20, 2023 8:34 AM
       Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Mar 20, 2023 8:35 AM
       Renting to foreigners (by Gene [OH]) Mar 20, 2023 11:02 AM

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Renting to foreigners (by Al [NC]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 12:51 PM
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Hello! I have an opening . A lot of great applicants. Top runner is an African family. Any issues or insights you can provide would be appreciated. Thanks --166.194.xxx.xx




Renting to foreigners (by Still Learning [NH]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 1:23 PM
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If I can run a credit check on them and they pass all my screening criteria, then I approve them. --75.67.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 1:43 PM
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I had a family coming from the UK. I had to reject because I could not verify enough information starting with the USA employer and bank account balances. The USA employer and the the USA bank was not very helpful. --146.70.xxx.xx




Renting to foreigners (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 1:47 PM
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Can they pass a credit check?

What is their source of income? Is it sufficient? Is it garnisheable? Will international law play any part if it becomes an issue?

What does their landlord history (past and current) look like?

Can they pass a back ground check?

Are they cooperative?

Do they pass the 2-minute in home inspection?

In short, I would screen them just like every other tenant. My guess is they will lack some of the documentation we'd expect US citizens to have. Doesn't mean they can't qualify, but it will likely be more difficult and/or require some extra effort on your part. So I would lean HEAVILY on the things that work the same as usual and then decide whether or not the hassle factor is worth it for the rest.

If they can't/won't provide the necessary information, then pass based on the cooperation test.

--184.4.xx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by RB [TN]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 1:59 PM
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Screen x3.

Does the shoe fit ? --24.183.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 2:36 PM
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Better empty than wrong, so donít agree to anything unusual unless this deal pays you significantly above market rates.

If this is a grad student, be sure to get contact information from their college advisor. Attempt to establish repore with the advisor.

--149.76.xxx.x




Renting to foreigners (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 3:06 PM
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If the applicants have TID instead of SSN, you will be able to pull credit reports from them. They will not be in same format, but they will give you a solid picture if they are paying their bills. --24.101.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 3:08 PM
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O can't add to the good advice already given, but......

you have "a lot of great applicants"?

I'm glad for you, and jealous! : ) --68.229.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 17, 2023 6:55 PM
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Ray above misspelled -TIN-, Tax ID Number - same rules apply to all, incomplete application - Next Batter. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Allym [NJ]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 9:02 AM
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Source of income? I have neighbors from Liberia. He was an accountant but can't find a job here so he bought a truck and hauls stuff. She is working as a hospice aide. They are making it because they work constantly. Make sure there is a real job not just a title. --71.188.xx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 7:06 PM
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Main thing is that you treat them the same as everyone else. You have to ignore probabilities and demographics. If you do not ask "John Smith", who speaks English with no accent, if he is a legal resident, then you also cannot ask the "foreigner" who barely understands English, has a strange name, and seems "right off of the boat" if he is a legal resident. --73.141.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Robin [WI]) Posted on: Mar 18, 2023 9:22 PM
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Um, Africa is a REALLY big continent. Can you please use a different adjective to describe the characteristic that you're concerned about? i.e.

--refugee from Sierra Leone

--business professional from South Africa

--someone whose skin color is different from mine

--someone who I assume is uneducated and/or has a very large family and/or cooks a lot with oil?

--104.230.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 3:11 PM
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I don't single out anyone but a reminder that the VP OTUS is someone born of Indian - British Jamaica descent accepted as African American -fraudulently- by the media repeatedly. --76.190.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Posted on: Mar 19, 2023 4:13 PM
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Check their immigration status and make sure they are legal to work here and have income and bank savings just like how you would approve any other applicants.

I had wonderful family--refugee from Syria, very clean, hardworking, nice family with proper immigration documentations ( pending green card) and great job references, no rental history but I took them.

I recently rejected another family from Mexico, engineers, great rental history and income, however I want a 2 year lease, their work visa expires in 8 months. These days getting work visa renewal is very uncertain so I went with some one else.

So make sure they have legal work and immigration status during the lease term so they are not forced to go back home or lose the current job. --70.119.xxx.xx




Renting to foreigners (by don [PA]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 3:06 AM
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Lisa---See, that is exactly what I warned about. You state "check their immigration status." If he does that he had better as a rule check the immigration status of every single person that applies. Otherwise, it is illegal discrimination. --73.141.xxx.xxx




Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 8:34 AM
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Good point. We don't ask for immigration documents, we ask for SSN and DL from everyone. We ask more questions only if some one can't provide an a US ID ( to run credit and back ground checks) or has a conditional driver's license expiring sooner than intended lease expiration date. We'll ask them to show us they are able to work legally during the term of the lease as part of financial qualification. We don't count cash income, must show W2s or pays tubs, that also eliminate those who are not legal to work here. We need everyone to have current IDs, no expired IDs accepted. --70.119.xxx.xx




Renting to foreigners (by Lisa [TX]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 8:35 AM
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Good point. We don't ask for immigration documents, we ask for SSN and DL from everyone. We ask more questions only if some one can't provide an a US ID ( to run credit and back ground checks) or has a conditional driver's license expiring sooner than intended lease expiration date. We'll ask them to show us they are able to work legally during the term of the lease as part of financial qualification. We don't count cash income, must show W2s or pays tubs, that also eliminate those who are not legal to work here. We need everyone to have current IDs, no expired IDs accepted. --70.119.xxx.xx




Renting to foreigners (by Gene [OH]) Posted on: Mar 20, 2023 11:02 AM
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A few years ago, I had a professor from Ireland apply for a rental for one year for himself and his family. I checked them out by contacting his employer which was a local large university. I also checked out everything else that I could including their current home in Ireland via Google Maps. Everything checked out and they were good tenants. --99.165.xx.xxx



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