Maybe You Should Run A Background Check On Landlords-Tenants Beware!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates

Sounds extreme right?  Think again...

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Just imagine if you were a tenant trying to get into your home on Christmas Eve..gated community and all of a sudden you can't get into your house..neither can your room mates.  Imagine the stress a mother feels..when her son is so far away..she does her part and calls all her connections he and his room mates gets back in and before you know it..they find out...No tenants allowed..they had a lease and now..there is an eviction notice..on the door but not before the landlord fabricates a story...a story to the HOA..and the tenants don't want to take part nor does the mother... 

Now the landlord is upset because it could have worked if only the tenants had gone along with the story and now without a choice the landlord must evict these young men.... they are now looking for a new home for the boys!

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While there are record numbers of short sales on the market... you have to wonder, how many of these properties are on the market for rent today? And what is the intent...to get current on the mortgage and continue paying..or will there be more stories of tenants with eviction notices on the door?

Tenant Beware It Could Happen To You!

I don't necessarily mean do a background check but maybe everyone should do their homework...

Tenants usually pay first last and security...they sometimes have their credit pulled..background check done..a determination is made if the tenant can pay the rent....they go through quite a process...and maybe so should the landlord!

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Paul Francis
Las Vegas Real Estate - Summerlin Homes - 702.592.
Prudential Americana Group - REALTORS

Worse yet... I've come across tenants contacting me in the final days of being evicted by a bank who paid a security deposit and monthly rents to somebody who did not even own the home!

 

January 09, 2009 03:02 AM
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Toula Rosebrock
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ

Hi Midori:

This is a growing trend...I came across a tenant with that problem last month and did a post also...

It's terrible!

ToulaRosebrock.com - DianeTurton.net

January 09, 2009 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
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Neal Bloom
Realtor CRS-Weston FL Real Estate
Keller Williams Properties, Weston FL

Very common story that I hear in my area. I almost had one of my landlords not tell the tenant but we were lucky and the tenant moved and we found them another place.

January 09, 2009 05:18 PM
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
LandlordWhisperer
Gibson Management Group, Ltd.

I doubt if 90% of tenants know what a lis pendens actually is.....and many states/jurisdictions don't treat a forclosure as a lis pendens - the notice is included in the actual note or security instrument originally recorded with the mortgage.

Having a title company run a courtesy 2-page title report is a better option if they can wait the 24 or 48 hours for the process.

January 09, 2009 06:19 PM
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Is it legal for my landlord to do a background check on my girlfriend who might stay in my apartment once a week? This seems like an invasion of privacy.

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