legally visit (by Cynta [CO]) Sep 2, 2010 8:45 PM|
legally visit (by in [IN]) Sep 2, 2010 8:59 PM
legally visit (by JM [CA]) Sep 2, 2010 10:25 PM
legally visit (by cimba [WI]) Sep 2, 2010 10:28 PM
legally visit (by Virden [OH]) Sep 3, 2010 5:33 AM
legally visit (by billy [MA]) Sep 3, 2010 6:56 AM
legally visit (by Irish [MD]) Sep 3, 2010 5:03 PM
legally visit (by Josh [CA]) Sep 4, 2010 7:26 PM
legally visit (by Cynta [CO]) Posted on: Sep 2, 2010 8:45 PM
Is it ok to visit the place where the tenant currently lives to check out how they care for the property they are living at? How do you present the possiblity of checking them out in this way?
State Specific Question About: COLORADO (CO)
legally visit (by in [IN]) Posted on: Sep 2, 2010 8:59 PM
Are you lonely?
We check them out before we lease to them..
I have heard of tenants calling the human rights people and filing a complaint, if a LL get too interested. --69.245.xxx.xx
legally visit (by JM [CA]) Posted on: Sep 2, 2010 10:25 PM
If I have a suspect I hop in the car and say get in.....we are going to your place, neat and same number of beds as claimed is a huge plus.....no phone calls to alert the home front.
Good luck --75.18.xxx.xx
legally visit (by cimba [WI]) Posted on: Sep 2, 2010 10:28 PM
I drive by the crib and see what kind of pig pen they live in and than call them and tell them I am in the hood and need to have you fill out an area of the app you missed.... Can i just stop by and you can sign it:)
Peace Brotha from anotha motha
Cimbad Outtahere!!! --75.86.xxx.xx
legally visit (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Sep 3, 2010 5:33 AM
Same as Cimba, and ask the neighbors about the dogs and noise while you are there. --65.43.xxx.x
legally visit (by billy [MA]) Posted on: Sep 3, 2010 6:56 AM
a case could be made for stopping by their present place.section 8 bible guys do it regularly.u have a paper u need a signature on--right?and u happened to be in area.look for cleanliness and pets and other people there not on app.be discreet.dont press the visit.u find interesting things.if they wont let u in they dont get apt.but u dont have to tell them that. --173.14.xxx.xxx
legally visit (by Irish [MD]) Posted on: Sep 3, 2010 5:03 PM
I do routine semi-annual maintenenance inspections at all the rentals I manage, spring and fall to coincide with visits from the owner/investor. I inform at lease signing, to new tenants about this. Then I send a letter several days in advance to all tenants that we will be inspecting during a 2-3 specific day time frame during 10 AM-4 PM time frame.
Outside of that, If I suspect problem issues, I give a typical rule of thumb for most states, a 24 hour notice to enter and check.
Spring and fall is a good practice to check the smoke alarm batteries also...and while there to check for toilet flappers and other plumbing possible problems...
legally visit (by Josh [CA]) Posted on: Sep 4, 2010 7:26 PM
If tenant isn't there at the time of your drive and drop in. Neighbors are often very willing to yak it up and Oooo the things you will learn. Be aware that some will talk your ear off. I had one follow me to my truck still talking after an hour. Yeeesh.
Oh and I rented to this applicant. She has been a great solid tenant so far. It's been a year now.