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Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Sep 28, 2017 8:34 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 8:43 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Amy [MO]) Sep 28, 2017 9:10 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 28, 2017 9:16 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 9:39 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Sep 28, 2017 9:40 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Sep 28, 2017 9:43 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 9:45 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Ken [NY]) Sep 28, 2017 9:58 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by DJ [VA]) Sep 28, 2017 10:19 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by S i d [MO]) Sep 28, 2017 10:48 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Sep 28, 2017 10:48 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 11:03 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 11:05 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Ken [NY]) Sep 28, 2017 11:20 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Robert J [CA]) Sep 28, 2017 12:09 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by RR78 [VA]) Sep 28, 2017 12:38 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 28, 2017 12:57 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 28, 2017 1:02 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 28, 2017 1:11 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by S i d [MO]) Sep 28, 2017 1:53 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 2:52 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Sep 28, 2017 2:52 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by J [FL]) Sep 28, 2017 3:01 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by Kurtis [ME]) Sep 28, 2017 5:09 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by Chris [CA]) Sep 28, 2017 5:11 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by Bill [KY]) Sep 28, 2017 5:38 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by AllyM [NJ]) Sep 28, 2017 7:12 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 28, 2017 11:27 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by WMH [NC]) Sep 29, 2017 7:00 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by Barb [MO]) Sep 29, 2017 8:24 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by JLK [TN]) Sep 29, 2017 9:15 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 29, 2017 2:59 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Sep 29, 2017 3:00 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Sep 29, 2017 3:41 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Sep 30, 2017 8:41 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by GKARL [PA]) Oct 1, 2017 9:48 AM
       Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Oct 1, 2017 6:00 PM
       Rent to a cop? (by WL [CA]) Oct 5, 2017 5:46 PM

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Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 8:34 AM
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Very slow rental market here, this is the first resonable phone screen I've had in over a month. Retired state trooper, now working at corrections center. Wants to bring small dog (ad says no pets but need to get it rented). Carpet is old so only concern with dog is the laminate flooring, an uncleaned "accident" could seep between the cracks and cause issues. Older gentleman who was remarried last year and is moving due to "issues with the wife". Could see potential lease break if they reconcile. Current wife is also a police officer. Will of course screen as normal, haven't found any criminal/civil actions in local courts. Thoughts? --70.215.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 8:43 AM
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don't discriminate just because they got a badge --12.156.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Amy [MO]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:10 AM
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Get your animal documentation. Charge your pet animal "fee" no deposit. Maybe $300.

Bump the rent $30 for the dog. To be included in rent whether or not dog leaves.

Screen as usual. Credit check? Do your drive by of old place. Get it rented.

The only concerning thing I see is if your ad says no pets and he called anyway? How did that conversation go?

--136.32.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:16 AM
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Robert,

Current cop? No.

Retired, corrections officer? Yes.

Do the 2 Minute In Home Visit prior to final approval to know how the pet will affect your rental.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:39 AM
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so much for b l u e li ves ma tter. refusing to rent to a cop means denying one of their basic living needs. --12.156.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:40 AM
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The first question he asked was about the dog. Think I could swing the in home visit by needing to "meet the dog". --70.215.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:43 AM
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Question for Brad, why not a current cop? --70.215.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:45 AM
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Robert, you may as well address it to the whole board as the general consensus, if not overwhelming consensus, is not to rent to cops. I find such attitude deplorable. --12.156.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 9:58 AM
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I wouldn't rent to a cop,they can get my personal residence too easily and they have too many friends that could make my life miserable,David,he can get his basic living needs met elsewhere --72.231.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by DJ [VA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 10:19 AM
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WOW! I would LOVE to rent to a Police Officer - preferably one with a trained K9 officer, too. I can't see how a Police officer would be a problem.

A lot of them have been getting the short, dirty end of the stick lately due to the actions of a few.

I always want to screen all applicants based on their own behavior - not on the behavior (perceived or actual) of others who I think may seem similar to them.

Robert: The no pets thing could be an issue, but is there anything that causes you concern other than the applicant being in Law enforcement? Eviction, excessive debt, or something? --68.105.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 10:48 AM
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I don't deny cops based on their profession. Brad does. I don't deny people with 719 credit scores. David does.

Do whatever floats your boat, is legal, and is good for your business. --173.19.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 10:48 AM
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Have not ran credit yet, showing house tomorrow. No evictions/judgements/garnishments in local court records. I'm mainly asking because I seem to remember people posting about not renting to police but couldn't find anything in the search. --70.215.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 11:03 AM
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Sid, I know you know better than that . Credit scores are a reflection of someone's history of paying bills. Why attack me because I set it at 719? Taking your logic to its natural end, we shouldn't have any requirement on credit.

Someone's profession has nothing to do with renting. I don't deny ANYONE based on their occupation as long as they present a sufficient W2 or other perishable income. --12.156.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 11:05 AM
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I have no problem advertising that I require 720 fico and minimum W2 income. How many here would advertise that they don't allow cops? --12.156.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 11:20 AM
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I don't advertise my requirements,i see no need to tell anyone what requirements I have that they need to find a way around.I don't rent to anyone who can easily determine my personal residence which includes cops and employees at dept of motor vehicles --72.231.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 12:09 PM
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I rented a house to a group of cops. It was only for 1 year, then they all went their separate ways. I had 5 tenants. Two had homes faraway and wanted a place close to the police station so when they worked over time, the wouldn't have to drive 3 hours round trip. The other 3 tenants cops were new to the area and wanted time to adjust.

The first time they took a squad car home, making a brief stop, the neighbors then behaved themselves and never let their dogs dump on the lawn and no one parked in front of the house taking spaces away from the cops..... --47.156.xx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 12:38 PM
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I myself would even consider giving him a discount on rent. But still charge a pet fee.

Also less risk. Last thing any current or former cop would want is to be going in front of a Judge for not paying their rent. --73.177.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 12:57 PM
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Ken, I'm only a country boy from Northern Ireland up here in Southern Connecticut and even I could find out where You lived.if I wanted to.The World is a lot smaller than you think.Many of my friends work in local towns in the police business also went on to the State Level.Some are even landlords, are even landlords in the proper sense of the term and own bars with liquor licenses,where the term landlord originally came from. So Robert in Oklahoma,if everything else stacks in their favor,go ahead and rent to them.Charlie.. ... .... ..... ...... . --174.199.x.xx




Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 1:02 PM
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Robert,just make sure the dog is still not a puppy. Charlie...... ..... .... ... .. . ...... .... --174.199.x.xx




Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 1:11 PM
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Oh! And don't worry about Brad.He got a ticket one time for parking the red porche ,where you of I couldn't park a wheelbarrow.Charlie. .. ... .... ..... ...... ....... --174.199.x.xx




Rent to a cop? (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 1:53 PM
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David....let me try rephrasing. You do it your way, Brad does it his, I do it mine. We all do it differently, and that's fine.

No attack, just observation.

--173.19.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 2:52 PM
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Sid, let me try rephrasing. just because something is legal , doesnt make it right. The tax rate could be 80% and you wouldn't think that's fine now would you. --50.4.xxx.x




Rent to a cop? (by David [MI]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 2:52 PM
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oh and of course there's the "b l u e l i ves matter" hypocrisy --50.4.xxx.x




Rent to a cop? (by J [FL]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 3:01 PM
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Question: if a cop applies to rent, it's safe to assume they're probably doing their own background check on you (landlord), as well, without your knowledge? --72.188.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Kurtis [ME]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 5:09 PM
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I currently give cops a $50 monthly discount. There is nothing like seeing a police car in the parking lot to impress good tenant prospects on how quiet and sare our apartments are. --184.61.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Chris [CA]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 5:11 PM
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Cops are just people, too. And this one being older makes him mature, I hope. While he could cause trouble, w o u l d he?

ELT terms? I had folks con me and then move out after just 1 month. Would he sign a lease?

Gotte get the place rented. Good luck! --14.166.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Bill [KY]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 5:38 PM
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I would rent to anyone in law enforcement and be happy to do so as long as they met the min. criteria. Everyone but the bad guys like having one in their neighborhood. --24.26.xx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 7:12 PM
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Are some of you afraid they would be "tough" talking you if the rental developed a problem? I would not like that either but small fat blondes do that too ie. the mold lady. They follow the law so perhaps would also follow the lease properly? --73.33.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 28, 2017 11:27 PM
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I also don't rent to lawyers, para-legals, law students, or property managers. I don't rent to people who have more connections and power than me and like to throw it around.

My state does not have Source Of Income as a protected class.

I like cops. My daughter married one. But they ARE a different breed. They have to be to survive. (much to our relief he changed to another profession - flipping!)

75% divorce rate

15% suicide rate

PTSD issues galore! (mangled bodies and dead old people adds up)

High alcoholism

Trained how to kill

99 cops might be great but the 1% will make your life absolutely miserable.

Same as renting to family - just because some worked out OK is not worth the risk of the ones who don't.

A good manager works to eliminate risk.

Cops and lawyers have an entitlement, above the law, I will sue you attitude. Example: I listened to a retired policeman complain about being ticketed for speeding. He felt his years on the force should have insulated him from his 12 mph over the speed limit driving.

Para-legals have a whole office of experienced attys who will jump to the aide of their young assistant and roll right over the LL. Been there.

The first time I heard Jeffrey speak years ago he talked about marketing to bring in a police car in the parking lot for the benefits mentioned here by others. I get it.

But I have mostly SFH so a car in my driveway does not help me. And 2 weeks ago was a drug bust in the house next door to a sheriff's house with his car parked in front.

Take your business to the next level by focusing on easy, stable residents.

Don't worry - PLENTY of other LLs will take them.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 7:00 AM
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Every experience I have ever had with a cop in my entire life has been negative. Then my son became one. So I tried to temper my views. He spent 9 months in a military style boot camp, 3 months on the street with a partner (where he had to pull his gun the first night on the job - burglary...)

After all that, just as he was about to get his solo car -

he quit - said it was not the life for him after all. Thank goodness.

My feeling the profession TENDS to draw the same people who were bullies in high school - people enamored with power and a badge. I saw a lot of ex-military in his graduating class.

Yes, some want to do good. My son was one. Very naive about what he was going to be facing. But between the guys he worked with and the people he dealt with...it was too much. --64.134.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 8:24 AM
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I have a different experience with the police. I'm on a first name basis with a number of the campus PD (they are real police, state certified, with guns and vests. Just usually a less stressful position than some - but they get plenty of issues as they back up the city PD)

I call the police regularly on my neighbors. Keep in mine, I'm surrounded by students. When I can't sleep at midnight because of noise, I call the police and ask them to drive by and tell the partying group to please quiet down.

I've had a handful of issues in the last few years where there was a reason to call and have a report made - glass bottles thrown in driveway, fence vandalized, etc. I live three blocks from the station, but in the most densely populated part of town. They always take a report and treat me with respect. I've also had a number of students become police, not always people you expected to do so.

When things have happened at my homes, I've had the police reach out to me to let me know. A large truck took out a power line because it drove down a street it should not be driven down. Pulled the power line right off the home. Police called to let me know before the resident did.

Domestic issue at a home. The officer called me to let me know it had happened a second time and that I might want to become pro-actively.

I don't do like Brad and do the lunch thing (yet - but I'm thinking this year I may), but I'm thinking a gift basket to my local PD may be in order soon. I've made more calls than usual this autumn and Homecoming is coming in a few weeks. :) --131.151.xx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by JLK [TN]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 9:15 AM
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I have rented to Police, Sheriff, and Highway Patrol officers. My very BEST tenants every time. I always lower the rent for them, too. --174.32.xxx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 2:59 PM
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My former cop son-in-law explained to me they are trained to NEVER BACK DOWN...NEVER.

Good traits for dealing with baddies, bad traits for my residents.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 3:00 PM
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Oh, and HIS preservation (going home at the end of the day in one piece) was the most important deciding factor.

Again, a "me first" attitude is not make the best resident.

BRAD --68.50.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Sep 29, 2017 3:41 PM
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Whoever gave that retired cop a ticket for speeding goes into the slimeball category.Charlie.............................. --174.199.x.xx




Rent to a cop? (by Robert [OK]) Posted on: Sep 30, 2017 8:41 AM
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As an update, guy didn't call when he got off work as agreed so gave him an hour and then followed up, no response. Moot point I guess, but thanks for the responses. --47.217.xx.xx




Rent to a cop? (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2017 9:48 AM
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Never had it come up, but I generally perceive cops not much different than criminals. It depends on the cop though. The one's higher up generally have it more together whereas the guys in the street are often thugs themselves. The complicating factor is that they see themselves as above the law and for all practical purposes often are. I'd have to think long and hard about it. --64.121.xxx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Oct 1, 2017 6:00 PM
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When someone has a party,I don't call anyone,the police have enough to do,and whoever has a party probably deserves it,their house their party.Graduation,etc!.Charlie....... ....... ...... ..... .... ... .. .. . --174.199.xx.xxx




Rent to a cop? (by WL [CA]) Posted on: Oct 5, 2017 5:46 PM
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From personal experience, I would rent to big cops but not to small ones - the short male cops in my experience were very physical / violent to civilians compensate for their size and hated being short and seemed to take it out on others. Big male cops were laid back and easy to get along with. No opinion on female cops --201.140.xxx.xx



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