Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties)

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Seems like overkill to me, esp. 12 months of bank statements. Perhaps the agent, or landlord, has had bad rental experiences?

Apr 18, 2016 10:13 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
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Overkill.

Apr 18, 2016 01:13 PM
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Carol Williams
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That sounds like overkill.  You'd probably have a case for discrimination of some kind.  A property manager must have the same requirements for each applicant.

Apr 18, 2016 12:07 PM
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Debbie Laity
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Thank goodness I don't have to deal with the rentals. We have a property manager that manages over 80 properties. I'm glad I don't have that headache.

Apr 18, 2016 12:02 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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We require driver's license and pay stubs and if a dog or pet is part of the package with want a photo.

Apr 18, 2016 11:51 AM
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Lise Howe
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I think 12 months is exceesic

Apr 18, 2016 10:38 AM
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Lisa Von Domek
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I typically request written application, current photo id (i.e. drivers license or passport) and last two paystubs.  Then the applicant pays the $35.00 credit and background report fee through TransUnion Smartmove.  The 12 months of bank statements seems excessive. 

Apr 18, 2016 10:20 AM
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Inna,

Sorry it sounds very fishy.  We did not do that much work for leasing office space in high end buildings.  A

Apr 18, 2016 09:32 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premiere Plus Realty - Naples, FL
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Very extreme and I wouldn't be in favor of that for my clients. Too much personal information when the credit report and background check should be sufficient.

Apr 19, 2016 07:46 AM
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Inna,

I just rented out a place and I'm renting another one out now.  I ask for the CAR application, a full credit report run by the applicant (not just the score but the history), verification of employment and city/county/state of residence for the last 5 years (for background check purposes).  If they have a current landlord I ask for contact info to interview them.

 

I don't worry about letters because I've met with the applicant before they get the application.

 

Of course, I do have one caveat here.  I only manage my own properties.  I don't handle other people's stuff (so far).

Apr 19, 2016 07:30 AM
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Your submission is very complete.  Time to find another property in my opinion.  

Apr 18, 2016 11:49 PM
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Proof of income, ID and verification of employment are mandatory.

Apr 18, 2016 11:45 PM
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Copy of drivers license, application and approval for us to order a credit report and back ground check.

Apr 18, 2016 11:19 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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We no longer deal with rentals. When we did, we had the tenant prospect deal directly with securing a credit report and having it sent electronically to us.

Apr 18, 2016 11:15 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Inna. I handle all tenant applications for properties that I own, once I have done a credit report and meet them, that is what I need to make a decision.

Apr 18, 2016 11:07 PM
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Move on to another rental.

Apr 18, 2016 09:58 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I do no leasing, so can't help you out here.

Apr 18, 2016 08:39 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
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Rental applications can be as time consuming as a contract.  Credit worthy, really they do require quite a lot of info and great credit.  Our office offers property management. Sometimes it's the homeowner.. Your situation sounds normal. 

Apr 18, 2016 02:55 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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Sorry, I don't do rentals or leases.

Apr 18, 2016 12:12 PM
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My main one is I want to see the last 3 months of bank statements so I can see that their last rent payments were actually made.

Apr 18, 2016 11:17 AM
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App, photo ID, credit and background check are the minimum. Beyond that, it depends if the lease is long or short term, If seasonal, most of the folks are retired so what else is required will be different due to their circumstances.

 

Apr 18, 2016 11:03 AM
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Mainly just the application and ID, if they are from out of state then we also require a credit report since they will not show up on our court records website.

Apr 18, 2016 09:46 AM
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credit rpts, photo id, paystubs.  I show them my ID, license to be on equal wave legnth.

I have been a good judge and if there is something not right. I move on. Often 1st day of showing.....

Apr 18, 2016 09:38 AM
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None - we don't work with them!! 

Apr 18, 2016 10:41 PM
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Scott Godzyk
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Definately an ID and the best check on a tenant is visiting where they live now, that tells all

Apr 18, 2016 10:18 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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You explained some problems with credit. The agent may want to know what payments were late in the last 12 months. 

Apr 18, 2016 10:14 PM
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It depends upon the property being leased.

Apr 18, 2016 12:17 PM
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Mary Yonkers
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Sounds like standard response from listing agent.  They just want to verify details themselves

Apr 18, 2016 09:05 AM