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Update Denial Letters (by Landlord Whisperer [VA]) Feb 24, 2012 10:02 AM
       Update Denial Letters (by S i d [MO]) Feb 24, 2012 10:38 AM
       Update Denial Letters (by Roy [AL]) Feb 24, 2012 10:53 AM
       Update Denial Letters (by Mike [TN]) Feb 24, 2012 12:00 PM
       Update Denial Letters (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Feb 24, 2012 4:02 PM
       Update Denial Letters (by Landlord Whisperer [VA]) Feb 24, 2012 5:52 PM
       Update Denial Letters (by Virden [OH]) Feb 24, 2012 7:33 PM
       Update Denial Letters (by S i d [MO]) Feb 25, 2012 4:28 AM
       Update Denial Letters (by Paul W [OH]) Feb 25, 2012 8:00 PM


Update Denial Letters (by Landlord Whisperer [VA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 10:02 AM
Message:

I just sent out my first denial letter for 2012 - they submitted their application with NO salary or income put on it....I have a form letter I use to return their credit check fee that I "check" the reason their application is not approved or PREapproved.

I LOVE Application INCOMPLETE!

--184.2.xx.xxx




Update Denial Letters (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 10:38 AM
Message:

I save a stamp and just let their application go into "approval pending" status. And I keep the application fee because I have spent time processing the application.

So I'll go buy a six pack tonight and drink one in your honor, and I'll pay for it with the last application fee I kept. :-) --208.70.xxx.x




Update Denial Letters (by Roy [AL]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 10:53 AM
Message:

Sid,

How much are your application fees? Are you buying a six-pack of Keystone Light or can you buy a case of Heiniken with them? --69.244.x.xxx




Update Denial Letters (by Mike [TN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 12:00 PM
Message:

Most people charging from $30 to $50 for application fee.

I charge $30 and if I see a person that will be trouble for me later, I don't even bother to deposit the check.

We are in the business of renting out out units. Keeping small fee is not going to make us rich. If that person decided to cause troubles for me because they feel they were out money, it is not worth for me to get into a fight for $30. Just let it go and move on. Just my two cents. --198.51.xxx.xxx




Update Denial Letters (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 4:02 PM
Message:

We don't charge an app fee - Cuz I drink water.

I want tons of apps to choose from, not limited to the ones who are willing to pay.

My locals barely have depsoit money. Asking for a fee up front would scare most of mine away, possibly losing the good ones too. --50.129.xxx.xxx




Update Denial Letters (by Landlord Whisperer [VA]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 5:52 PM
Message:

I want the application that is complete and then I'll take the $25.....with no income provided, I can't start the process....NEXT!

House is not available for 4 months. --184.2.xx.xxx




Update Denial Letters (by Virden [OH]) Posted on: Feb 24, 2012 7:33 PM
Message:

I take the fee only after I go over all the income, eviction, pets and smoking rules, if they have major troubles I warned them and am waiting for the judgements to get paid down before I let them in. --99.128.xx.xx




Update Denial Letters (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Feb 25, 2012 4:28 AM
Message:

Roy, I said I'd buy a six pack, and that implied beer, not water. ;-)

Schlafly is a St. Louis brewer and has a range of fine offerings. My app fee is not high ($15 per person), which is enough to cover the cost of a credit check and one six pack for my efforts...almost. I still have to kick in a few $$$. But if it's TWO people, then they just bought me that sixer.

Ok, I see why Brad doesn't charge a fee, but it doesn't make any difference here. Half of the ones willing to pay the fee are terrible, time-wasting tirekickers. They lie on the phone screening and are utterly worthless when met in person. At least they've bought me a few beers to make it worth me driving over to show them the place.

No one here resists app fees. It's standard in our market. --108.230.xxx.x




Update Denial Letters (by Paul W [OH]) Posted on: Feb 25, 2012 8:00 PM
Message:

I just changed my appl fee policy to: If I cannot offer the unit to someone based on the info provided on the app, I return the app fee.

However, if, after I start processing (i.e, making calls, checking court records, etc) I cannot offer the unit I keep the fee. Too many times folks say "no evictions, no felonies" and as soon as I check the court records I find otherwise.

I'm tired of spending the time writing a denial, writing and mailing a refund check, etc I prefer to weed out the loosers early. The threat of losing $35 by lying on the form and betting I won't verify has cut out the time-wasters considerably. --24.209.x.xxx





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