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screening potential tenna (by drew [FL]) May 15, 2018 5:57 PM
       screening potential tenna (by NE [PA]) May 15, 2018 6:08 PM
       screening potential tenna (by AllyM [NJ]) May 15, 2018 6:40 PM
       screening potential tenna (by Jason [VA]) May 15, 2018 7:25 PM
       screening potential tenna (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 15, 2018 10:52 PM
       screening potential tenna (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) May 15, 2018 10:54 PM
       screening potential tenna (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) May 16, 2018 3:26 AM
       screening potential tenna (by LindaJ [NY]) May 16, 2018 4:45 AM
       screening potential tenna (by Vee [OH]) May 16, 2018 4:50 AM
       screening potential tenna (by Tom [FL]) May 16, 2018 10:15 AM

screening potential tenna (by drew [FL]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 5:57 PM

is it legal to ask if potential tenant consumes alcohale > --172.243.xx.xx

screening potential tenna (by NE [PA]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 6:08 PM

That's none of a landlords concern.

screening potential tenna (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 6:40 PM

If you want to find out if there is a booze problem, check their facebook page. Lots of wine or booze references or photos of drinking could be a "tell". Found lots of photos on one prospective tenant's page of the tenant at events holding wine glasses. She did have a problem and caused me trouble twice but otherwise paid the rent. Do a home visit and look for bottles all over. Maybe a driveby on recycling day and check the recycling bucket.

screening potential tenna (by Jason [VA]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 7:25 PM

You can ask during prescreening. There's nothing illegal about it, but I think its overstepping your bounds. I'd focus your concerns to smoking, which can have an affect on the property. --170.224.xx.x

screening potential tenna (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 10:52 PM

Use a bit of caution. Alcoholism is considered to be a disability, so it is actually considered a protected class.

Unless you are screening for a roommate in your own private home, go at the issue sideways, looking for alcohol caused problems rather than coming out and asking.

I have had drinkers apply that had stale alcohol stink oozing out of their pores. I find some legal reason to reject and don't mention the booze.

screening potential tenna (by Oregon Woodsmoke [ID]) Posted on: May 15, 2018 10:54 PM

Alcoholics often have credit issues because paying for their booze comes ahead of paying bills. They often have dui's or drunk and disorderly on their criminal record.

screening potential tenna (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 3:26 AM

It is always to run a thorough credit check on all adult applicants. Those with credit scores below the five hundreds are often problems where there is substance abuse not just alcohol. Unpaid utility bills, phone bills are all red flags. Unstable tenancy where moving around every three to four months are another red flag. The cost of running a credit checks is a lot less then having a eviction along with a completely trashed out rental unit. On and off I have a beer once in a while. This week I am in Germany where on the S Bahn, U Bahn along with the trains they drink beer like another beverage. Alcoholism is a big problem here where you see people down and out on the street.

screening potential tenna (by LindaJ [NY]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 4:45 AM

That they "consume" alcohol? Yea, that is going too far in my book. None of my business, it is legal. As long as they are not in trouble with the law because of drug or alcohol abuse, then what they consume is something that happens in the privacy of their home, which may be rented from you. The actual drinking of a glass of alcohol does nothing harmful to my unit. Nor should you care if they are vegan, don't wash their sheets every week, read certain newspapers etc.

screening potential tenna (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 4:50 AM

What is important is following the guidelines you set for your business - on every person, to find what popular guidelines are for your area you should attend some investor meetings locally, after downloading your state and local tenant laws so you know your lease will hold up well in court.

screening potential tenna (by Tom [FL]) Posted on: May 16, 2018 10:15 AM

Florida and I do not believe there are any DRY COUNTIES in Florida. SOOO good luck with the question.

Sobriety testing for rentals is not an accepted practice at this point in FLORIDA!!!

HOWEVER you can asked any question you like but some question are NOT permitted due to protected classes. So tread lightly on this one and lets hope you don't have an issue IF you do decide to ask the question???

MR Prospective tenant do you drink alcohol?

Hey maybe they will invite you in for a drink and game of cards!!! They may even play with real money. YEP gambling is illegal but do you know every thing your tenants does on a daily basis and hour by hour? NOPE nor do I want to know...

My concern is during screen that the tenant will take care of the unit. Be financially sounds to be able to pay the monthly rent and not breach my lease. HOWEVER when they do breach the lease they are serve with proper notice.

MR Prospective tenant do you eat chocolate?

MR Prospective tenant do you take illegal drugs?

MR Prospective tenant do you eat all your vegetables?

MR Prospective tenant do you __________???


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