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Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Jan 9, 2018 5:29 PM
       Drug testing (by Nicole [PA]) Jan 9, 2018 5:37 PM
       Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 9, 2018 5:37 PM
       Drug testing (by Vee [OH]) Jan 9, 2018 5:47 PM
       Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 9, 2018 5:48 PM
       Drug testing (by RR78 [VA]) Jan 9, 2018 6:16 PM
       Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
       Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
       Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
       Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
       Drug testing (by Lynda [TX]) Jan 9, 2018 8:44 PM
       Drug testing (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jan 10, 2018 3:34 AM
       Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Jan 10, 2018 4:30 AM
       Drug testing (by WMH [NC]) Jan 10, 2018 4:46 AM
       Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Jan 10, 2018 4:59 AM
       Drug testing (by Vee [OH]) Jan 10, 2018 5:33 AM
       Drug testing (by David [MI]) Jan 10, 2018 5:34 AM
       Drug testing (by WMH [NC]) Jan 10, 2018 5:58 AM
       Drug testing (by MARY [NY]) Jan 10, 2018 7:03 AM
       Drug testing (by Lynda [TX]) Jan 10, 2018 8:37 AM
       Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Jan 10, 2018 9:24 AM
       Drug testing (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Jan 10, 2018 10:22 AM
       Drug testing (by AllyM [NJ]) Jan 10, 2018 12:02 PM
       Drug testing (by MC [PA]) Jan 10, 2018 12:50 PM
       Drug testing (by NE [PA]) Jan 10, 2018 5:54 PM
       Drug testing (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Jan 10, 2018 7:19 PM
       Drug testing (by mike [CA]) Jan 15, 2018 6:12 PM

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Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:29 PM
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I have a female that i dont trust but I can't find anything wrong on her is there a way that I can require her to do drug testing as a prerequisite before allowing her to rent a place. A simple blood, or urine test is all i want her to submit to. --108.176.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by Nicole [PA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:37 PM
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... A simple blood, or urine test is all i want her to submit to...

I cannot begin to express how much this disgusts me ... for so very many reasons. --72.95.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:37 PM
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Are you serious? --76.120.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:47 PM
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Just leave the place empty, it costs more to push out a bad tenant than wait for a good one. --76.188.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 5:48 PM
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Vee, I think Mary is trolling. --76.120.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by RR78 [VA]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 6:16 PM
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I would at least to a Retina scan and DNA test. --73.177.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
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Whole you wait for her to warm the cup make sure you get the ink pad for the fingerprints

--70.208.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
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Whole you wait for her to warm the cup make sure you get the ink pad for the fingerprints

--70.208.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
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Whole you wait for her to warm the cup make sure you get the ink pad for the fingerprints

--70.208.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 6:42 PM
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Whole you wait for her to warm the cup make sure you get the ink pad for the fingerprints

--70.208.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 9, 2018 8:44 PM
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Mary, if you are a LL you know better. It's your business and you can reject any applicant that doesn't meet your criteria. But you cannot require anyone to submit to anything like that. Get real. She is not becoming your employee, just applying for housing.

Do your 'due diligence' with credit, background, and criminal checks. If there is anything there,it will show up. Go to her current location and see how she lives, pets? What you see will happen to your property if you rent to her. Check all her references, call her former LL. But if your gut feeling is telling you don't take her--don't.

Is she the ONLY one who applied? Do you have a 2nd choice you don't get a bad feeling from? Work on that one also and compare the 2. If you vet the applicant fully, that return info will tell you what decision to make. --108.87.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 3:34 AM
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Are you familiar with the Fourth Amendment? --71.75.xx.xx




Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 4:30 AM
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Why can't she be required to submit to a drug test. If she doesn't agree to, she doesn't have to be allowed to rent the apartment. She is the only applicant, and appears too clean. No record of her. She bragged about working so many jobs turns out it is just burger king and (started two weeks ago) and so other temp job part time. She wants to get keys immediately. She also called a month ago but never made it out to see the place in person then. I saw her facebook, and she sounded very ghetto, fighting with other girls,using a lot of B* word. I can just see her letting a guy move in who stays home all day, smokes blunts and sells Marijuana. She is early to mid 20's, and live, grew up on a bad side of town. --108.176.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 4:46 AM
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Reject for length of time on job. Easy.

I do reject for social media posts but usually when their posts cause me to reject them, they have other issues too.

And if she works at Burger King for only two weeks, how does she even have a paycheck to show you? And how does that paycheck qualify for your apartment? --50.82.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by Mary [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 4:59 AM
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I've only seen one pay check. Waiting on other one. She said she just stopped working at fedex, as a temporary loader during the holiday season, 15 hours a week. --108.176.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 5:33 AM
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This sounds too easy - insufficient income, what is the income to rent ratio? I follow HUD 3 times rent is monthly income, many other use 4 times or more. We can tell you are very new to this business, be sure you print your state and local tenant laws - place into a 3ring binder flip the book over for the state laws, you now have the beginning of landlord 101, follow up by visiting housing court at least 20 times so you can observe the method of enforcing the housing rules, silently place yourself into the shoes of the landlord you see at the bench and think how this could be avoided without going to court - court is a expense of time and money especially if you use a general lawyer who does not understand how to get the tenant out in less than 30 days. Once you have completed the basics you might try opening for business, but you may also want to find a local landlord group and attend meetings where you can share your thoughts and hear guidance on legal matters to avoid - drug testing is clearly not going to get you anywhere with a tenant or his/her guest. --76.188.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by David [MI]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 5:34 AM
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The fourth amendment applies to the government. Private companies require drug tests all the time. --12.156.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 5:58 AM
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Where she USED to work has no bearing on the future. Time on job too short. And I'm betting income does NOT equal or exceed 3x the rent at a MINIMUM.

If you decide you are going to require a drug test for ALL of your prospective, you can do that. But good luck filling vacancies with that requirement! --50.82.xxx.xx




Drug testing (by MARY [NY]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 7:03 AM
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I rejected her. She had 1 year of rental history, I asked for a lot more, and she complained that she was young so how could she have it. THanked me for wasting her time. I suggest she could have filled out the application before viewing the place,as I had asked, and I would have told her sooner. --108.176.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by Lynda [TX]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 8:37 AM
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Mary, You rejected her--GOOD. Many red flags--your gut was right. Because of the season, you will not be getting the best applicants--just the desperate ones (never a good thing). You have to WAIT for a worthy candidate. It is ALWAYS better to have an empty unit that is rent-ready and still under your control--than it is to have put in a bad tenant that can damage the property and refuse to pay rent.

Take a deep breathe, continue to advertise, show the place to everyone who shoes interest. Then require a completely filled out application so you can do a full vetting on the person, including a check on their current location. And never ask anyone to do a drug test again. It is unprofessional, and can get you into trouble if reported that you are doing that. Good luck. --108.87.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by Jeff [CO]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 9:24 AM
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If your units are attracting those kinds of tenants, and you are actually thinking about drug testing them, I would suggest that there is a big problem with your business. --76.120.xx.xxx




Drug testing (by NC INVESTOR [NC]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 10:22 AM
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DAVID:

Private companies do have the right to require drugs tests. However the policy has to be uniform. They cannot arbitrarily ask one and not the other.

Additionally, the fair housing act bans discrimination based on disability and drug and alcohol addiction is covered as a disability.

If a LL suspects a tenant is distributing drugs that is a whole other matter.

--71.75.xx.xx




Drug testing (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 12:02 PM
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You can't but her employer can and probably does. So if she is employed you can make some assumptions about her drug use if any. If she smells like burning leaves or skunk, then she is probably smoking marijuana. If she is well employed, assume she is not doing drugs or at least not enough to be a problem. Ask for a pay stub to prove she is employed. --73.33.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 12:50 PM
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Length at current job and insufficient income are enough to disqualify.

Personally,I don't like the other assumptions about her. --73.230.xx.xx




Drug testing (by NE [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 5:54 PM
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Mary may not know and may not be trolling. I've heard some insane stuff at my local assoc meetings too. --50.32.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Jan 10, 2018 7:19 PM
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How are you advertising Mary?

You might be attracting the wrong crowd. Where I appreciate the concern, the methods will raise enough eye brows that you will find yourself in trouble.

I can send you a drug free housing form that lets the prospective resident know what is expected from them --24.101.xxx.xxx




Drug testing (by mike [CA]) Posted on: Jan 15, 2018 6:12 PM
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you're kidding right? --76.176.xxx.xxx



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