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Re: Prospective Tenant Has Fishy Motive for renting..?
by Erica (NY)
on June 12, 2012 @00:55
Yes, I plan to ask for all her info, it's a required part of the written application. I don't understand why she didn't show up with the application already filled out (I emailed it to her a few days before the appointment). I usually do a short interview on the phone before setting up an appointment. I ask them their job, income, where they live, and why they are moving or looking to rent in my neighborhood.
The past 5 people all appeared to be decent fits. One was a couple I was really excited about. The woman worked at an animal clinic and her boyfriend worked as a car salesman. They were 30 and 32 but the lease would be under the girls name. I gave her the application and I never heard back (this was 7 days ago). The others were not serious and just testing the market.
This young woman appeared so excited about the apartment, but who knows.she might not come through. Her reason for moving is because she doesn't want to pay $1625/month for her current apartment (she can afford it but she plans to buy a home in 2-3 years for herself). She is single, no pets and no ex husbands or current boyfriend. Obviouslly I have not done a complete background check,,,but assuming everything checks out, I don't know if I should accept her.
Her prior landlord is a property management company, I, too, am curious why her rent would increase so much if she has a great job, great FICO, great credit, etc. She claims the building is increasing the rents for ALL apartments in her building so hence why she wants to move...
I don't know..just hoping to get some insight on what I should do. I am not particularly good at the screening process.
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