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Old 01-17-2016, 01:28 PM   #41
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Ok, I refuse to sign. Go find another renter. I'll take my money elsewhere.
Exactly. Everyone wins.
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Well, as an ER person, you undoubtedly have many choices, including owning your own home.

We used a standard lease that is used by all property managers in our area, so obviously, a lot of people don't find the requirements too onerous to sign.

Sadly, many of those people, once moved in, proceed to flout any lease provisions they find inconvenient.

Back to the OP's question: We never required renters to take out renter's insurance. That requirement was never in any lease I saw. We haven't been landlords in Maryland for over 2 years, so maybe things have changed.

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Methinks the disconnect is that the average person here is bit different that the average renter in terms of resources and responsibility. After being a homeowner for over 30 years, I'm looking at renting. What I've seen so far is a little insulting to me with an 800+ credit score and a low 7 figure portfolio, but I understand that many people are flaky and once moved in, can be a real headache for a landlord. I plan to hold my nose for a year or so, then buy again in the new city.
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Never knew the size of an applicant's "portfolio." Credit score and prior rental history are all we are supposed to ask about. The final, totally PITA tenant - the one who drove us out of landlording forever - had an 800 credit score and no prior rental history, since he had just sold his home. If I had to do it over again, I'd take a 625 score and a series of happy landlords over him any day.

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..........The final, totally PITA tenant - the one who drove us out of landlording forever - had an 800 credit score and no prior rental history, since he had just sold his home. .......
Hey, that would describe me!
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The final, totally PITA tenant - the one who drove us out of landlording forever - had an 800 credit score and no prior rental history, since he had just sold his home. If I had to do it over again, I'd take a 625 score and a series of happy landlords over him any day.

Can I ask what he did that drove you out of landlording forever?


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The one tennant my group has had a problem with was a retired psychiatrist who fancied himself a composer and played his piano. He was the type of person who would drive the housing community nuts then claim their judgement was impaired.
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It was cumulative. It was relentless. And I'd rather forget most of it. I kept finding "reasons" to rationalize and forgive the behavior, but Mr. A.'s judgment was early-on and right-on: "That guy's just an A-hole."

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You do not want your neighbors to bring in trash either.
WOW, you have a beautiful way of using words!

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