Roomer Applies for Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Feb 11, 2018 11:53 AM|
Roomer Applies for Apt (by RB [MI]) Feb 11, 2018 12:38 PM
Roomer Applies for Apt (by Barb [MO]) Feb 11, 2018 1:45 PM
Roomer Applies for Apt (by razorback_tim [AR]) Feb 11, 2018 1:51 PM
Roomer Applies for Apt (by AllyM [NJ]) Feb 11, 2018 5:45 PM
Roomer Applies for Apt (by GKARL [PA]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 11:53 AM
It's a small world. A lady who rents a Boost Mobile storefront down the street from my fourplex calls me to inquire about one of my vacant apartments. Says she has an employee who would like to be close to his job. The employee calls to find out when he can see the place and since he had the same name as my former roomer, I wondered in the back of my mind if he was the same guy and then dismissed it. Apparently he was wondering that too, checked my number and determined it was me and called back to confirm.
They weren't bad tenants in the rooming house. The wife is a clean freak and would clean the kitchens and the bathrooms weekly--something I have to pay someone for now. But the other tenants didn't like them. There was an elderly tenant who was taking their toiletries and food and they confronted this person. That person wound up moving to another floor but some of the other tenants took her side in the dispute. They paid the rent fine and often ahead but during the last week of their stay, the husband wanted to give me $ 100 of the $ 150 weekly rent and the balance a couple of days later. I told him there would be a late fee. They got in a huff about that and moved the next day. They were paid to current however as I collect rent in advance of the week.
He apologized for their leaving in a huff today and said they were in a different place now. Other than that silliness, I really didn't have a lot of issues with them and the main concern is their income and whether they can afford the apartment. I know they'll take care of the place. The second concern is length of stay. They were with me about six months in the rooming house. He works right down the street and doesn't have a vehicle now, so he won't be very mobile. If I do this, I'll put him on a weekly pay plan like the one he was on and charge him a move-in fee of $ 400.
Roomer Applies for Apt (by RB [MI]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 12:38 PM
Go for it, GKARL.
Someday, you will have it down to a Science. --47.35.xx.xx
Roomer Applies for Apt (by Barb [MO]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 1:45 PM
Sounds like you might as well. If he gets paid weekly, I'd have him pay weekly.
You already said, "I know they'll take care of the place".
It is winter. --64.251.xxx.xxx
Roomer Applies for Apt (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 1:51 PM
Sounds like it could be a good match.
The only concern I would have would be how long they will live there. Based on what you've said it doesn't look like they have a history of living in one place very long.
The huff when they moved out before wouldn't bother me too bad as long as it was a one-time thing. People in the social class of most of our tenants aren't very good at practicing self control or considering how their actions will impact them in the future, so they tend to lash out when they're upset. --70.178.x.xx
Roomer Applies for Apt (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Feb 11, 2018 5:45 PM
No vehicle? I had an applicant like that, an engineer. Turns out the court was taking his license for .10 blood alcohol DUI. --73.33.xxx.xxx