TOPIC: "Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??"

"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47162

Funny story of the day:
Applicant gets denied for bad credit.
Applicant says "since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??"
Us: "Wait... WHAT????"

"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47163

That credit was when I was young and stupid. I am responsible now.
  • Rafael Benavides
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47164

Denied Applicant: “Are you serious dude, you’re denying me because I being evicted? That property manager is an a-hole... Where am I supposed to live...”
  • Chris Finetto
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47165

That’s my favorite!! Trash tenant blaming the property manager for their situation. I had a tenant ask for an apology yesterday bc I provided an honest rental verification (she has paid late every single month and we’ve filed on her 2x. She also decided to get a dog without permission and thinks she can let it run wild in the community). My exact words to her were - I can only provide the information that I have. You made your bed and you can lie in it”. I’m not apologizing - have nothing to apologize for - I’m just doing my job and it’s not my fault or my problem that she hasn’t done hers. It’s not our job to teach her how to handle finances!
  • Stacey Pichette
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47166

But I was counting on moving in tomorrow. Why can’t I have it? What’s my credit got yo do with anything!?!
  • Betty Wright
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47167

But I have my security deposit and first months rent, still looking for a job though.
  • Jane Williams
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47168

You guys don't have an additional deposit program for poor or young credit applicants? We very rarely ever deny anyone based solely on their credit score, granted yes it has happened, but not frequently
  • Megan Elaine
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47169

If they meet the rental qualifications but have a credit score under 650, we charge a double deposit (2 months rent). I’ve only had one person ever accept this and move forward. It was during tax refund season so they had the funds. Even people with good credit complain about having to pay deposit and rent to move in (like this is a new concept lol)
  • Stacey Pichette
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47170

I don't understand why applicants lie to themselves as if it will magically make the lie true. "I have excellent credit, what do you mean I failed due to credit? My score is in the high 700s!" Meanwhile I'm looking at 2 repossessions, $50k in credit card debt, and $5k owed to other apartment communities. Smdh
  • Josh Lemire
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"Since when does my personal credit have anything to do with renting??" 6 months 3 weeks ago #47171

That’s my favorite line... “oh I’m not worried about my credit. It’s excellent! I just need a place to live like yesterday!” *runs their credit* *owes money to properties*
  • Kayla Marie
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