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How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Christine ()
Date: November 08, 2015 10:37AM

Looking to rent out a room in my town home. I like the idea of being able to pay off my mortgage more quickly, but also want to avoid problem children.

Any ideas besides "Check references"? Look over their Facebook?

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Smokey ()
Date: November 08, 2015 11:12AM

You've been warned, don't let this happen to you:

http://www.fairfaxunderground.com/forum/read/2/1734273/1997564.html

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Christine ()
Date: November 08, 2015 11:48AM

Fortunately I won't have THAT type of problem, i.e., problem families.

My place will only be rented to 1 person. But I know that 1 person can be trouble, too, so...

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: landlord in Fairfax ()
Date: November 08, 2015 11:58AM

https://www.mysmartmove.com is a good screening tool

www.pipl.com is good for finding their social media profiles.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: My List ()
Date: November 08, 2015 12:39PM

1) No niggers
2) No Muslims
3) No faggots
4) No spics

Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to the head of the line, particularly if their job situation may be somewhat unstable.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: €£¥ ()
Date: November 08, 2015 12:59PM

My List Wrote:
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> 1) No niggers
> 2) No Muslims
> 3) No faggots
> 4) No spics
>
> Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> the head of the line, particularly if their job
> situation may be somewhat unstable.

X


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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Best Option 4 You ()
Date: November 08, 2015 01:13PM

Call The Lamb Center in Fairfax, and alert them to your vacancy, and how much the rent will be.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: llbls ()
Date: November 08, 2015 01:16PM

Christine Wrote:
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> Fortunately I won't have THAT type of problem,
> i.e., problem families.
>
> My place will only be rented to 1 person. But I
> know that 1 person can be trouble, too, so...

I have a neighbor who rents out a room but only to grad students at GMU.
They might not be around very long but he's had very good luck with them.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: My List ()
Date: November 08, 2015 01:29PM

€£¥ Wrote:
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> My List Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1) No niggers
> > 2) No Muslims
> > 3) No faggots
> > 4) No spics
> >
> > Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> > the head of the line, particularly if their job
> > situation may be somewhat unstable.
>
>

X



So what do you have a problem with? Are you a black Muslim faggot who is fucking a cross-dressing maid from Red Roof?

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: landlord in Fairfax ()
Date: November 08, 2015 01:32PM

My List Wrote:
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> 1) No niggers
> 2) No Muslims
> 3) No faggots
> 4) No spics
>
> Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> the head of the line, particularly if their job
> situation may be somewhat unstable.

Faggots are great tenants. No niggers, spics, or muzzies though.

Young white girls are not the best tenants, they move around a lot, and are forgetful.

Asians and white older than 35 are usually good tenants.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: undesirables ()
Date: November 08, 2015 01:59PM

landlord in Fairfax Wrote:
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> My List Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1) No niggers
> > 2) No Muslims
> > 3) No faggots
> > 4) No spics
> >
> > Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> > the head of the line, particularly if their job
> > situation may be somewhat unstable.
>
> Faggots are great tenants. No niggers, spics, or
> muzzies though.
>
> Young white girls are not the best tenants, they
> move around a lot, and are forgetful.
>
> Asians and white older than 35 are usually good
> tenants.


True.

Young single girls also have boyfriends who can be problems. And too much drama in general. Avoid them.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: 4cdTh ()
Date: November 08, 2015 02:05PM

Shitty people rent, responsible people buy.

Good luck.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Landlord ()
Date: November 08, 2015 02:12PM

My List Wrote:
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> 1) No niggers
> 2) No Muslims
> 3) No faggots
> 4) No spics
>
> Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> the head of the line, particularly if their job
> situation may be somewhat unstable.

Ask yourself... Why is this nice woman still single?

From my experience:

Avoid anyone who studied law or criminal psych or similar.

Avoid federal civil service people.

Best if you can find one: military officer.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: November 08, 2015 02:58PM

My List Wrote:
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> €£¥ Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > My List Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > 1) No niggers
> > > 2) No Muslims
> > > 3) No faggots
> > > 4) No spics
> > >
> > > Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go
> to
> > > the head of the line, particularly if their
> job
> > > situation may be somewhat unstable.
> >
> >

X


>
> So what do you have a problem with?

The obvious problem is that you are on the edge of violating the Fair Housing Act.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: My List ()
Date: November 08, 2015 04:23PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> The obvious problem is that you are on the edge of
> violating the Fair Housing Act.

Seriously?

I have a number of properties I rent. The list above is what I pretty much stick to on first evaluating a potential renter as a likely problem. My house, my rules, my investment, my risk, my decision. In all the years I've rented, I've had only one problem, so the system works. I can screen out on any number of criteria and can always find a reason if I want to.

Fair Housing Act? Life's not fair, dimwit, get used to it. I'll bet you have one of those Coexist bumper stickers on your Prius, don't you?

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: tenant screening service ()
Date: November 08, 2015 04:30PM

Use one-then if the tenant doesn't pass you have a defense against a fair housing act lawsuit.

I speak from experience.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: 2 cents ()
Date: November 08, 2015 04:35PM

My List Wrote:
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> Bill.N. Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The obvious problem is that you are on the edge
> of
> > violating the Fair Housing Act.
>
> Seriously?
>
> I have a number of properties I rent. The list
> above is what I pretty much stick to on first
> evaluating a potential renter as a likely problem.
> My house, my rules, my investment, my risk, my
> decision. In all the years I've rented, I've had
> only one problem, so the system works. I can
> screen out on any number of criteria and can
> always find a reason if I want to.
>
> Fair Housing Act? Life's not fair, dimwit, get
> used to it. I'll bet you have one of those Coexist
> bumper stickers on your Prius, don't you?

Whether you like it or not, you are subject to the Fair Housing Act, like everyone else. As you point out, you can 'always find a reason' if you want to, but you run the risk of getting caught one day. I don't much like it either, but 'life's not fair'.

In any case, military officers in my experience make the best tenants; lawyers and twenty-somethings the worst.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: libs hate America. ()
Date: November 08, 2015 04:48PM

I check credit reports.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: what fools these mortals be ()
Date: November 08, 2015 04:51PM

libs hate America. Wrote:
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> I check credit reports.

Anyone with bad credit contests it; the credit bureaus, fearing lawsuits, will usually remove it.

Many bad tenants (e.g., illegals) don't have credit reports anyway. Many people with common names have credit reports that are so full of mistakes that they don't mean anything.

Agree w/previous person, you want a screening service run by either ex-FBI (or similar) people or one with connections to those places.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Bill.N. ()
Date: November 08, 2015 05:12PM

My List Wrote:
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>
> Seriously?
>
> I have a number of properties I rent. The list
> above is what I pretty much stick to on first
> evaluating a potential renter as a likely problem.
> My house, my rules, my investment, my risk, my
> decision. In all the years I've rented, I've had
> only one problem, so the system works. I can
> screen out on any number of criteria and can
> always find a reason if I want to.
>
> Fair Housing Act? Life's not fair, dimwit, get
> used to it. I'll bet you have one of those Coexist
> bumper stickers on your Prius, don't you?

Please tell us when your next property is coming on the market. There are a number of organizations out there with the personalities of pit bulls that would love to have you deny housing to one of their carefully screened candidates, just so they can make your life hell. If you think you've got some sure fire undetectable method of discriminating against prospective tenants, chances are they've already seen it. The days of "my house, my rules" are largely over unless you are a really small time operation doing it all yourself.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: landlord in the real world ()
Date: November 08, 2015 05:19PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> My List Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> >
> > Seriously?
> >
> > I have a number of properties I rent. The list
> > above is what I pretty much stick to on first
> > evaluating a potential renter as a likely
> problem.
> > My house, my rules, my investment, my risk, my
> > decision. In all the years I've rented, I've
> had
> > only one problem, so the system works. I can
> > screen out on any number of criteria and can
> > always find a reason if I want to.
> >
> > Fair Housing Act? Life's not fair, dimwit, get
> > used to it. I'll bet you have one of those
> Coexist
> > bumper stickers on your Prius, don't you?
>
> Please tell us when your next property is coming
> on the market. There are a number of
> organizations out there with the personalities of
> pit bulls that would love to have you deny housing
> to one of their carefully screened candidates,
> just so they can make your life hell. If you
> think you've got some sure fire undetectable
> method of discriminating against prospective
> tenants, chances are they've already seen it. The
> days of "my house, my rules" are largely over
> unless you are a really small time operation doing
> it all yourself.


Not true, chances are a landlord is using something like www.postlets.com

So when he gets replies, you can see their name/email/phone# before even contacting them.

If you see Tyrone or Shenequa in the contact form, you simply ignore it.

The days of "open house" for rentals are over, you can do everything online. I screen all my possible tenants before I even contact them, never mind letting them ever step food it my property. I very rarely show my property to more than 1 - 2 people before its rented.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: LetsRock ()
Date: November 08, 2015 05:45PM

My List Wrote:
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> 1) No niggers
> 2) No Muslims
> 3) No faggots
> 4) No spics
>
> Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> the head of the line, particularly if their job
> situation may be somewhat unstable.


I would not rent to a single girl. She will always have some overnight guest to bang her AND she will always have an excuse not to have next months rent.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: My List ()
Date: November 08, 2015 05:45PM

Bill.N. Wrote:
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> Please tell us when your next property is coming
> on the market. There are a number of
> organizations out there with the personalities of
> pit bulls that would love to have you deny housing
> to one of their carefully screened candidates,
> just so they can make your life hell. If you
> think you've got some sure fire undetectable
> method of discriminating against prospective
> tenants, chances are they've already seen it. The
> days of "my house, my rules" are largely over
> unless you are a really small time operation doing
> it all yourself.

Another SJW heard from, eh? Fuck you, your ideas, your principals, and your values that everyone is worth doing business with, no matter who or what they are. As I said, my investment, my risk - and my rules on who I do business with to protect it. My ways work and will continue to work, and I have not had deadbeats to deal with, nor those who would trash *my* property. And we're all happier for it.

What are you interested in? I have something coming up in February if you want a 5 bedroom single family in a nice neighborhood. A condo close to Metro? One in March - great for a commuter. A 3-bed bungalow will be available next May. All others appear right now to be longer-term tenants interested in staying. I have several out of state if you're thinking of moving. For summer planners, I have some short term rentals near the beach.

Let me know and let's talk!

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: November 08, 2015 05:54PM

Fuck all that shit below and above about FHA. For renting a room in one's house it's perfectly legal to advertise as shown.

I would add

5) No Pagan's
6) No correctional officers
7) No one on probation


€£¥ Wrote:
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> My List Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > 1) No niggers
> > 2) No Muslims
> > 3) No faggots
> > 4) No spics
> >
> > Young, slender, free-spirited white girls go to
> > the head of the line, particularly if their job
> > situation may be somewhat unstable.
>
>

X

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: €€¥ ()
Date: November 08, 2015 07:19PM

X.


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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: VJDee ()
Date: November 08, 2015 07:33PM


tell me one new development that isn't high density built using a suspicious loan (signed by democrats without backing) being built by mexicans that will house foreigners

NAME ONE

(or that isn't rich gov workers / political families)



and btw when are they payign tax on the part of the town that was built before they got here they are using ? they aren't but they want to tax YOU for it as they are now saying it's their job to "occupy" these places and charge you for doing so.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: kUDcW ()
Date: November 08, 2015 07:35PM

Trump would understand this. He wouldn't help me but he'd understand it!

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: stinking asians ()
Date: November 08, 2015 08:53PM

Asians all stink of rotten fish and unwashed feet.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Mike O'Meara Show Fan ()
Date: November 08, 2015 09:08PM

Christine Wrote:
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> Looking to rent out a room in my town home.

What part of that do you FHA fuckdouche nazis not understand? It doesn't apply.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Best Advice ()
Date: November 09, 2015 12:27AM

Don't rent to a liberal, as they are generally irresponsible, lazy leeches.

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Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: November 09, 2015 10:02AM

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: WingNut ()
Date: November 09, 2015 10:13AM

Background checks?

I use the arrest/ticket search feature right here if they are local.

Also search using their address, see if their old roomates or relatives are also fuckheads..

A moving violation or two, or even a single DWI or weed bust is not a disqualifier. Any type of theft or assault is a deal breaker.

Search the VA court records to see if they've been sued or have sued a lot of people. Usually that is a sign of problems.


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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Huh??? ()
Date: November 09, 2015 10:21AM

The most important thing is to have a physical barrier between you and your renter. This idea that you're renting out an empty room in your house sounds like a really simple way to chip away at your mortgage but, when you rent out a room, you're still having to see and deal with your tenant on a daily basis. Naw dawg...fuck that. I don't want to see you, hear you or smell you...just show me the money.

I rent out my fully furnished basement. There's a small kitchen down there and a full bath down there and best of all, it has an exterior entrance. The interior stairs lead to the main floor of the house and I have had that door and frame fully reinforced. My tenants know via the lease to come and go from the exterior entrance downstairs only and not to park in my driveway.

My main washer and dryer are in the basement which my tenants have access, too and I have also installed a smaller, stackable washer/dryer combo appliance in my pantry. If I have comforters or other heavy duty washing to do, I just send my tenant a text or email saying, "I have 3 loads of wash. What's a good time to come down when you won't be there?".

I've been renting out my basement for 15 years and I have had no problems.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: BTDT ()
Date: November 09, 2015 01:32PM

Renting out a room sucks for all parties involved. Your home is suddenly not entirely "your home" anymore. You fucked up when you bought more house than you needed.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: thatttttttttttt ()
Date: November 09, 2015 01:44PM

Huh??? Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> The most important thing is to have a physical
> barrier between you and your renter. This idea
> that you're renting out an empty room in your
> house sounds like a really simple way to chip away
> at your mortgage but, when you rent out a room,
> you're still having to see and deal with your
> tenant on a daily basis. Naw dawg...fuck that. I
> don't want to see you, hear you or smell
> you...just show me the money.
>
> I rent out my fully furnished basement. There's a
> small kitchen down there and a full bath down
> there and best of all, it has an exterior
> entrance. The interior stairs lead to the main
> floor of the house and I have had that door and
> frame fully reinforced. My tenants know via the
> lease to come and go from the exterior entrance
> downstairs only and not to park in my driveway.
>
> My main washer and dryer are in the basement which
> my tenants have access, too and I have also
> installed a smaller, stackable washer/dryer combo
> appliance in my pantry. If I have comforters or
> other heavy duty washing to do, I just send my
> tenant a text or email saying, "I have 3 loads of
> wash. What's a good time to come down when you
> won't be there?".
>
> I've been renting out my basement for 15 years and
> I have had no problems.

+100000000000000000000


You want a tenant, not a roomate.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Onetip ()
Date: November 09, 2015 01:49PM

Don't rent to anyone who drives an SUV. SUV drivers are selfish people who don't care about others including their landlords.


Christine Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Looking to rent out a room in my town home. I like
> the idea of being able to pay off my mortgage more
> quickly, but also want to avoid problem children.
>
>
> Any ideas besides "Check references"? Look over
> their Facebook?

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: General Mayhem ()
Date: November 10, 2015 12:22AM

If they're black, there's a 90% chance they're criminals. Save yourself the cost of a background check unless you're just curious which of robbery, rape, or murder they've been comvicted of.

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Re: How can I screen out problem tenants?
Posted by: Common Sense Again ()
Date: November 10, 2015 08:47PM

Curiously, just ask the potential tenant who they voted for in 2012.

If they proudly say "Obama," then shoo them away like the vermin that they are.

If they say, "I can't answer that, it's un-Constitutional to ask me that," then shoo them away as fast as possible.

If they answer, "I didn't vote" or "I voted for Romney", then, perhaps, accept them as acolytes, but be dubious.

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