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Finally: Isn it discrimination to limit the occupancy to below the national guideline?
Also, when judging the applicant capability to pay rent, am I allowed to consider the size of the family? Technically, at her salary of 28K she could afford 795 in rent but with 4 kids, I don think so.
If this applicant is acceptable, you should not be discriminating in any way but it sure sounds like you intend to discriminate. You can decline applicants for not completely filling out applications. There are so many ways to reject applicants that you need not worry about discrimination issues.
Of course I can parent for anyone else. Good heavens, I have enough with my own kids! But I can wonder about it. I didn act on it, obviously.
rental amount. On the other hand she is supporting four kids. I don know if her first priority will/can be paying the rent.
Originally posted by Nancy Roth:The applicant, a single woman, has 4 kids. My rental in Baltimore city has two legal bedrooms plus a 3rd "bonus room" upstairs that has no exterior window or closet, so we advertise it as a 2 bedroom. Occupancy guidelines call for 2 occupants per bedroom plus one. So they are at the limit. I am not allowed, of course, to turn her down based solely on her familial status, especially if they meet the occupancy guidelines.
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If you look at debt, and require a certain debt to income ratio, then that would not be discriminatory (as long as all applicants have to meet that same required DTI).
Also, do they plan on having pets? If so, that would put it over the edge for me and I could not accept that. Do you have an opportunity to drop in with a surprise visit to her existing place? Maybe you could bring a form by? Do you have any other applicants? How good are your prospects for getting a better applicant?
she had obvious claims on her income that could jeopardize her ability to pay the rent. Isn a larger sec. deposit justified in that case?
She has held a steady job since 2002 and is generating more than 3x the rental amount. On the other hand she is supporting four kids. I don know if her first priority will/can be paying the rent.
Still, some questions remain for the next time, and I hoping the forum can help me understand a few things. I can reject anyone based solely on his/her familial status, so is it even legal to ask questions about kids ages, genders, sleeping arrangements? I wondered exactly the same things Brian asked about, because it seemed like it would be such a tight fit. But I was afraid to ask.
You have to be treating everybody in the same manner, with the same criteria and requirements.
If her financial/criminal/previous landlord records check out I inclined to accept her with a bigger security deposit, so that she has a stake in keeping up the house, as her money will pay for repairs beyond normal wear and tear. I also thinking about offering incentives for good upkeep.
Occupancy limits can be based on zoning or based on space available for sleeping. No discrimination there either. You only have two true bedrooms there, and you were OK with 5 occupants, so that is not an issue IMO.
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The applicant, a single woman, has 4 kids. My rental in Baltimore city has two legal bedrooms plus a 3rd "bonus room" upstairs that has no exterior window or closet, so we advertise it as a 2 bedroom. Occupancy guidelines call for 2 occupants per bedroom plus one. So they are at the limit. I am not allowed, of course, to turn her down based solely on her familial status, especially if they meet the occupancy guidelines.
"Credit issues" leading to higher security deposit is not discriminating because that was a candidate who did not qualify otherwise, based on numbers (and not family status). It is still an "adverse outcome", and you have to put a letter in writing (according to the FCRA) explaining that adverse outcome, and offering that the applicant can dispute the credit report and get a free copy of the report.
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I wonder why wear and tear concerns couldn be a reason to charge a greater sec. deposit. I know when a tenant brings in a pet there is often a surcharge to the sec. deposit. Is that discrimination?
But my biggest concern would be, how big was the place they are moving from and why are they moving. This would/could go a long way in helping me assess the situation. Also, how old/big are the kids? Does she get child support? Are there an even number of boys and/or girls so that they can be seperated two per room without mixing boys and girls?
There is a book called Landlording on Autopilote, I believe was written by a retired police detective turned landlord, that goes in depth on the application issue and discusses all the different application denial techniques there are to get out from these types of situations. But for one, I would make a rule that no more than 4 people can live in the house. That can be your policy regardless of the city code and be based soley on what makes you feel comfortable and not have anything to do with discrimination.
But now you state that "she had obvious claims on her income that could jeopardize her ability to pay the rent" is the evidence for that taken from the credit report, or is that based on counting bodies listed on the application?
My guess is that is how she ran into trouble in her prior residence, which she said she rented at 800/mo. Why would she do any better in my property?
If her financial/criminal/previous landlord records check out I inclined to accept her with a bigger security deposit, .
Not sure guidance on security deposit is on track. In recent experience a greater security deposit was recommended by My Smart Move for an applicant who had credit issues springing from a period of unemployment. He rating came up as "conditional". So the guidance was that he could be accepted as long as he was willing to put up a bigger deposit. In the case of the larger family, my concern would be that Nike Air Force 1 High Premium
Many thanks for all your comments. Here is some new information, and Brian, this speaks directly to your questions. She left some information off her application so my property manager called her and learned she was moving b/c she had been evicted. She would not tell him why, and she would not provide contact information for the landlord. I have stopped work on the application.
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