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Rental application proces (by Monica [CA]) Jun 11, 2018 1:39 PM
       Rental application proces (by cjl [NY]) Jun 11, 2018 2:32 PM
       Rental application proces (by OPM [OR]) Jun 11, 2018 2:38 PM
       Rental application proces (by razorback_tim [AR]) Jun 11, 2018 2:44 PM
       Rental application proces (by plenty [MO]) Jun 11, 2018 2:52 PM
       Rental application proces (by Jim in O C [CA]) Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM
       Rental application proces (by JB [OR]) Jun 11, 2018 9:31 PM
       Rental application proces (by Vee [OH]) Jun 12, 2018 4:37 AM
       Rental application proces (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 12, 2018 6:37 AM
       Rental application proces (by AllyM [NJ]) Jun 12, 2018 6:40 AM
       Rental application proces (by cjo'h [CT]) Jun 12, 2018 8:45 PM
       Rental application proces (by Monica [CA]) Jun 13, 2018 10:33 AM
       Rental application proces (by WMH [NC]) Jun 14, 2018 7:00 AM
       Rental application proces (by WMH [NC]) Jun 14, 2018 7:00 AM

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Rental application proces (by Monica [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 1:39 PM
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State Specific Question About: CALIFORNIA (CA)

Hi,

I own a rental property and am currently looking a tenant. 4 people came to see the property over the weekend. We have a top choice potential renter, I want to send them an application but want to avoid any exposure for discrimination etc.

Would you recommend sending the application to all 4 people who came to see the property or to the top choice only?

Thanks,

Monica --24.6.xxx.xxx




Rental application proces (by cjl [NY]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 2:32 PM
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Why don't you have the applications at the showings? You should supply them (or make available, anyway) with the applications IF THEY REQUEST them.

IF THEY RETURN them, then process ALL OF THEM the same way.

For now though, did they ALL ask for applications? If so - forward them out. If only one or two asked … then only forward them to the ones that asked. Once they come back (if they come back) then process.

If one comes back today (for example) and you start processing and choose them … then another one comes back in three days … it's too late. Don't process and tell them that you have already selected another applicant. Now, if you have MORE vacancies coming up you COULD ask them if they want to be screened and potentially placed on a list for those … but that's up to you and your rentals. --69.201.xx.xxx




Rental application proces (by OPM [OR]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 2:38 PM
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In checking with Fair housing they remark

Although we strongly recommend that landlords accept the first qualified applicant, fair housing law does not require this.

Landlords are allowed to adopt whatever objective method of picking a qualified applicant they want..

Landlords have the liberty of accepting a group of applications and weeding through them for the one they like best. As long as their choice is no discrimatory for the seven catagories. --162.247.xx.xx




Rental application proces (by razorback_tim [AR]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 2:44 PM
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I will take an application from anyone who wants to fill one out.

One thing to keep in mind - this person you view as a “top choice potential renter” has probably looked at other rental units and your unit may not be number 1 on their list. Take applications from everyone who is interested then narrow it down to the ones that meet your criteria and pick the best from those. --166.137.xxx.xx




Rental application proces (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 2:52 PM
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Yes send to all four as you want to know who is living there. --99.203.xx.xxx




Rental application proces (by Jim in O C [CA]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 4:00 PM
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Is your application in accordance with California laws and the lease agreement you’re going to use California specific? If the answer is no to either question you should join the apartment owners association and get all the proper forms. --75.22.xx.xx




Rental application proces (by JB [OR]) Posted on: Jun 11, 2018 9:31 PM
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It seems like you're doing this backwards. It would have been much safer (discrimination-wise) to offer any interested candidates an application when they viewed the property...not several days later. --50.45.xxx.xx




Rental application proces (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 4:37 AM
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Process only the ones who pay the background/credit check fee, you sound kinda new in this business so do not accept any carry-in reports (that is a red flag they have real problems they are hiding) this sheds away many tire kicker lookie-loo applicants - they self screen out, then the idea is to have a standard criteria for consideration. In my area we follow the HUD guideline of 3xrent for garnishable income, damage deposit 2xrent must all be turned over in money orders or cash before any keys are issued. Have you already downloaded your state and local tenant rules? Your lease is in compliance with those rules... --76.188.xxx.xx




Rental application proces (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 6:37 AM
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No unless the names and phone numbers appear on a public site. You don't know what they look like so pick the best and send the application. --73.178.xxx.xx




Rental application proces (by AllyM [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 6:40 AM
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Oh, sorry, you did see them. Yes, unless they disqualified themselves at the viewing by complaining about the unit already, saying they didn't have the deposit or something like that, or anything you heard, then I would send them all the application and hope the one you want replies first. That's why I talk via email first and pursue the ones that seem to be a great fit. I am having an issue with one who refused to answer my email questions. I looked the name up on Facebook after he gave me his first name and I think he is a "hater". --73.178.xxx.xx




Rental application proces (by cjo'h [CT]) Posted on: Jun 12, 2018 8:45 PM
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Monica,when you first showed the property,you should have had the applications with you.And by asking the applicants certain pertinent questions,would have been able to know which was a good fit,you then could have gotten the credit check fees when you first showed it.How are you going to do that now?......charlie.............................. You have to revamp your mode of operation.........................the horse is. Usually put into the shafts first,or did you ever see a cart?..........charlie.................................you'll have to visit an operational farm............................ --174.199.x.xxx




Rental application proces (by Monica [CA]) Posted on: Jun 13, 2018 10:33 AM
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Thank you everyone for your responses. We use online application through Zillow.com for the folks who are interested in filling out the application. --24.6.xxx.xxx




Rental application proces (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2018 7:00 AM
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Monica, how do you like that app? Do you get a good credit / criminal / eviction report with that?

We use our own online app form using Google Forms, and I will send the link to anyone who views the apartment as they have already "pre-qualified" prior to seeing it.

After I get that app info, if we are going further, I will then send them Trans Union's app - and they pay $40 to process that directly to TU, not us. I tell people NOT to do that app if they are not serious as there are no refunds.

VERY few go all the way, so my choice is usually made for me. --100.36.xx.xxx




Rental application proces (by WMH [NC]) Posted on: Jun 14, 2018 7:00 AM
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Monica, how do you like that app? Do you get a good credit / criminal / eviction report with that?

We use our own online app form using Google Forms, and I will send the link to anyone who views the apartment as they have already "pre-qualified" prior to seeing it.

After I get that app info, if we are going further, I will then send them Trans Union's app - and they pay $40 to process that directly to TU, not us. I tell people NOT to do that app if they are not serious as there are no refunds.

VERY few go all the way, so my choice is usually made for me. --100.36.xx.xxx



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