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Old 02-26-2007, 09:55 AM
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Default Tenant lied on application

I received an offer from a prospective tenant to pay an entire year's lease up front. This seemed like a good offer to me, so I had basically decided I would rent to this tenant (before I had checked her background). I was, however, uncomfortable with the fact that she was unable to provide proof of income/employment, but dismissed this as she "claimed" to be a self-employed model.

As I started checking into her background, however, it seems that she falsely represented her occupation on the application. On her application, she stated she is a model...however after digging deeper, I discovered that she is actually an exotic dancer.

I don't feel entirely comfortable renting to her based on this new information. Not only did she fail to disclose her true occupation, but I'm concerned about the type of personal lifestyle she might lead and what might occur in the confines my property.

Based on the above, what would you advise? Should the fact that she wants to pay the whole year in advance be enough to counter my concerns that she lied about her occupation? Assuming her credit report is okay, is my discomfort with the entire situation grounds to deny her application? ...Or am I being discriminatory?
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Old 02-27-2007, 04:50 AM
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Default Re: Tenant lied on application

This is ABSOLUTELY discrimination! You're discriminating based on employment and that is TOTALLY ILLEGAL!

What if she was a sewer worker? Would you say no because you'd worry that your house would get too smelly? For such people you could have got a legal Residential Lease Agreement form filled. Iíve got my form for my tenants from ********************. You can also download the forms.

And-as for her not being honest-most exotic dancers are also models-so she's really not telling a lie.


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Old 03-02-2007, 12:48 PM
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Default Re: Tenant lied on application

Thanks for the spam posting folks - both banned.

Loved the way you signed up with multiple user names, but mixed up which was the adviser and which was the clueless consumer.

Anyway, after a string of spam runs from you people, your domain is now censored from the forums, thanks.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:59 PM
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Default Re: Tenant lied on application

Are you sure she lied? Exotic dancers are frequently self-employed, in that they work as independent contractors.
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Old 04-30-2007, 08:25 AM
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Default Re: Tenant lied on application

I've had rental property. I'd love to have had someone, exotic dancer or otherwise pay a year in advance. I would certainly consider it discrimination to bar someone from the lease because of this. As for the lying, well look how you reacted. You are most likely not the first and most exotic dancers will state that they are a "model". Considering what people say when they don't, I can hardly blame them.
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:59 AM
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Thanks for the spam posting folks - both banned.

Loved the way you signed up with multiple user names, but mixed up which was the adviser and which was the clueless consumer.

Anyway, after a string of spam runs from you people, your domain is now censored from the forums, thanks.
yeah, banned that post admin!
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