Re: Good News for my Mom… - Posted by hk CA
Posted by hk CA on November 10, 1998 at 13:08:25:
Although I usually respect your advice and comments, I gotta take issue with you on this one. Landlords that care about their property and the residents that live there take the time and go to the expense of thoroughly checking out a tenant. They know it pays to do so. Those that will grab the first tenant with enough cash for the first month’s rent and don’t bother to look further, deserve exactly what they get. In this case the tenant’s credit was questionable and there was no favorable referal from the present landlord. Yet she apparently got the apartment.
The problem tenant is going to find a place to live somewhere. So the problem will NEVER be solved, just transferred to someone else. That’s just the way it is.
It’s been my experience that the landlord that doesn’t thoroughly check references, usually runs a pretty shoddy property due to the class of tenants he gets. The problem lies not with the tenant herself or the previous landlord, but with the new landlord. And that we have no control over.
As I implied in my original post to Darren (MA), I don’t advocate lying about the tenant to the new landlord; only advising that they would best look more closely at the tenant’s background. That in itself should be a tip off to anyone truly concerned about the quality of the tenant.
Just my observation.