Not necessarily bad, right? Well … One look in the photo gallery … A caption below the first picture — of her holding up a giant margarita — read, “Gettin it krunk b4 gettin my club on.”
Stamp it: DENIED.
A thorough application: Another prospect left part of our application blank, so I called and explained that in order to review her application, I’d need the answers to a few questions she “forgot” to fill in: Do you smoke? Yes. Have you ever been evicted from a property? No. Have you declared bankruptcy in the last ten years? Yes.
A little fishy, right? So I called the listed current landlord for a reference. Somewhat suspicious at this point, I started with, “Are you listed as the property owner in the courthouse tax records?”
“Uh, no, I, uh, he owns a lot. I, uh, manage a few.”
“I see. Could you give me his contact info?”
“Yeah, sure, I’ll call you right back with it.”
I never heard back. Stamp it: DENIED.
Keep em coming …
- Detective Landlord: Screening Tenant Applicants (mondaymorninglandlord.wordpress.com)
- Imposter Landlord scam (landlordtruth.wordpress.com)