Posted by Kristine-CA on February 08, 2002 at 12:49:34:
Saxon: This is my opinion based on being a renter and having been in some rough financial spots in my life. If your tenants have bad credit and that is the reason they can’t find a place to rent, then they may need to change their expectations some. They should not be applying for places where their credit will be run. Obviously this means that their selection may be very limited and the kinds of things available to them will be less desirable. But that is the way of it. Bad credit cannot prevent a family from finding a place live, but it will probably prevent them from finding something something they prefer. So my suggestion is to not let that be an excuse for them or you not to move forward. If you feel the desire to help them, give them a deadline and a cash amount contingent upon vacating the place. My experience says that people can do what needs to be done, even if it not what they want to do.
Good luck. Sincerely, Kristine