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Re: Cannot get in touch with former landlord by Anonymous on February 27, 2018 @10:34

Advise the applicant that the phone number is no longer valid and ask him to come up with a different number.

If there are units that are occupied and units that are not, it should not be difficult to find the new landlord. Knocking on a tenants door or searching for advertising at the addressing are two easy ways to start.

Things like this are a potential red flag for me. There have been a few instances where applicants tried to use fake info that proved to be difficult to confirmed, but a little work gave us the actual picture and we declined them immediately.

If you run credit checks, the address should be listed on it. If you do not, then you have nothing at all about the landlord. If it was me and that was the only landlord on the application, I would consider that no rental history.
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Re: Cannot get in touch with former landlord by Anonymous on February 27, 2018 @23:58 [ Reply ]
Totally understand and I was suspicious as well. Tenant complaints at the complex' web site say that the new mgmt. co. cannot be reached by phone. As I said, I went over there. There is a "Now Leasing" banner with a phone # that has gone to voice mail every time I've called it and no return calls.
She showed me her lease, including the M2M provision as she didn't sign a new lease.
And my god, the place looks like a prison. 8' steel fencing all around, no parking except on the street, a sign says "leasing office" but you cannot get in the property and the guy I saw said "no one's there."

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